Visit Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum</span
215 S. Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Explore a Colorado river as a pioneer.
Raft the Arkansas River, 1 hour from Colorado Springs with a professional guide. Your raft guide will teach you how to raft in Colorado and teach you about Colorado history and the wild west. Raft with River Runners a professional rafting company in Colorado since 1972. Visit River Runners Royal Gorge Rafting Center in Canon City or their Riverside Rafting Resort in Buena Vista, Colorado.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is located downtown at the restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse. This free admission museum tells the story of the Pikes Peak Region through historical and cultural exhibits. The historic building that houses the museum is in the center of one of Colorado Springs’ largest parks surrounded by green grass, colorful landscapes, sculptures and a stunning granite fountain. The museum features permanent exhibits on the area’s history and temporary exhibits on a wide range of topics that have included western art, Native cultures, space exploration, antique quilts, jukeboxes, motorcycles and baseball. Other exhibits include artifacts that relate to the founding of Colorado Springs, the region’s mining and agricultural history and its role as a military training ground. Guided tours are provided.
From family festivals to scholarly workshops, the museum hosts a number of events each year. This includes discussions about the American cowboy, Hispanic and African-American celebrations, antique auto shows, classical music concerts and plays.
CULTURAL CROSSROADS – Many native people have called the land between the Platte River and Arkansas River home including the Ute, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Comanche, Kiowa and Apache Indians. The Ute’s claimed the mountains of the west, but often joined their neighbors for Bison hunts on the eastern plains. The area east of the mountains was a cultural crossroads as Native Americans traded goods, technologies and traditions. This exhibit pays tribute to American Indian history and culture in the Pikes Peak Region through the display of beautiful and utilitarian artifacts including beadwork, clothing, baskets, and more.
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