History Colorado Center0
Why locals love it
The opening of the new trophy building in 2012 crowned Tryba Architects as among Denver's most artistic and adept. Permanent exhibits include the Living West, Colorado Stories, Denver A-Z, Destination Colorado, Time Machine, and Denver Diorama. Rotating exhibits are often highly relevant to current affairs, such as the Chicano Movement.
Why you should visit it
If any period of Colorado history interests you, this museum is the place to go to satiate your curiousity. The state's cinematic past of gold miners, cowboys, railroad tycoons, beat poets, extreme sportsmen and indigenous activists contains something of value for every unfamiliar visitor.
Check the website to see if your stay overlaps with any of the handful of 'free days'.