Category Archives: Museums

Museum of Colorado Prisons

There are several state and federal prisons in and around Cañon City. It probably wouldn’t take me long to find out why, but I haven’t bothered yet. Anyway, there’s one right next to downtown that’s still in use—except the part … Continue reading

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Colorado Railroad Museum

The Colorado Railroad Museum is tucked between hills in an industrial section of Golden. The place was hopping on a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon.  It’s not huge or fancy, but I had a good time. The old station has … Continue reading

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Penrose Heritage Museum

Spencer Penrose was one of the lucky few who got rich on gold and silver mines in Colorado. He used his money to build the Broadmoor, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Pike Peak Highway, and all sorts of other stuff in and … Continue reading

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ProRodeo Hall of Fame

My family had an annual tradition of visiting the International Livestock Exposition and Rodeo in Chicago on the day after Thanksgiving. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a rodeo, but I have fond memories. I knew the rodeo … Continue reading

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