Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Before you make your way over to Old Colorado City, consider making a pit stop at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Housed in what was once the early 20th-century El Paso County Courthouse, this museum is filled with old photographs and artifacts that recount the city's story. Visitors can trace Colorado Springs' evolution from a mining town to a popular tourist destination.
According to recent visitors, knowledge isn't the only wealth you'll find here. "The museum has a trough out back that has gold flakes in it," one traveler tells TripAdvisor. "We spent just about a 30 minutes playing in the water and panning, [and] we took away 3 gold flakes for our time."
Sitting in the heart of Colorado Springs, the Pioneers Museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, check out the museum website.