Step Back in Time: Loveland’s Sweetheart of a Museum

The tidy city of Loveland is known for its sculpture shows every August. But, make no mistake, this city serves up art year-round — on the streets, in the parks and at the Loveland Museum/Gallery in the heart of downtown. To get a taste of this artful little town about 50 miles north of Denver … Read more Step Back in Time: Loveland’s Sweetheart of a Museum

Spend a Rainy Day in a Golden, Colorado Museum

If you are looking for things to do in Golden, Colorado why not consider visiting one of the community’s excellent museums? If the weather is not quite conducive for outdoor excursions, which is fairly rare but can still happen on Golden, Colorado vacations, a trip to a museum offers something fun to do while remaining … Read more Spend a Rainy Day in a Golden, Colorado Museum

Experience Early Colorado History in Evergreen

Evergreen, Colorado may not top the list of the most exciting attractions in the state, but this quiet mountain community is a popular place to spend a day away from the city or even a long weekend. Situated on the banks of Evergreen Lake, this charming community is an all-season destination with numerous outdoor activities … Read more Experience Early Colorado History in Evergreen

Wildlife Experience: Intriguing Museum on Denver’s Prairie

Set in the rolling prairie on the south edge of Denver, the Wildlife Experience is a unique, diverse facility with a single-minded purpose: To promote the understanding and appreciation of the natural world. The museum in Parker accomplishes this goal in a fun, interactive way, with a variety of exhibits, programs and events for visitors … Read more Wildlife Experience: Intriguing Museum on Denver’s Prairie

Dinosaur Journey: Kids Will Dig This Western Slope Museum

It may take a leap of imagination to see the arid, rocky environment of western Colorado as the humid, swampy home to dozens of dinosaur species, but Fruita’s Dinosaur Journey will make it all seem real. Well worth the stop if you are on the Western Slope, this hands-on, interactive museum is perfect for kids … Read more Dinosaur Journey: Kids Will Dig This Western Slope Museum

On the Cutting Edge: Denver Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), which has been a fixture on the Denver art scene for more than a decade, moved recently into a new, sustainable facility in LoDo. The 27,000-square-foot space is on track to be the first Gold level LEED- certified contemporary art museum in the United States (Leadership in Energy and … Read more On the Cutting Edge: Denver Museum of Contemporary Art

Bob LeMassena: Letting Off Steam at Railroad Museum

Bob LeMassena told me his age with a smile and a gleam in his eye, as if letting me in on a long-kept secret. “I’m still young,” he said. Bob is 93. And then he quoted the first line of a Samuel Ullman poem: “Youth is not a time of life, it is a state … Read more Bob LeMassena: Letting Off Steam at Railroad Museum

Westminster’s Butterfly Pavilion: An Enchanting World

Butterflies are born free and float gracefully in the Butterfly Pavilion at 6252 W. 104th Ave. in Westminster, Colorado. In my childhood, I chased butterflies and caught them with a net if I was lucky. Now, all I need do is walk through the doors of Westminster’s Butterfly Pavilion to discover the enchanting world of … Read more Westminster’s Butterfly Pavilion: An Enchanting World

Breckenridge Museum: A Rags-to-Riches Story of Barney Ford

Everyone knows Breckenridge as one of America’s top ski resorts. But not many visitors know that the town also owns a rich history of mining dating to the discovery of gold in 1859. Even fewer are aware that one of Colorado’s most important pioneers lived and worked in the small mining camp during its founding … Read more Breckenridge Museum: A Rags-to-Riches Story of Barney Ford

Burlington, Colorado: Old Town Museum Depicts Pioneer Life

  Rolling meadows, weathered barns, waving wheat and country farmhouses distinguish Colorado’s eastern plains. This area, known as Colorado’s Outback country, was home for many of the state’s first settlers who forged their existence from the earth. You can get a feel for the way they lived at the Old Town Museum in Burlington, Colorado, … Read more Burlington, Colorado: Old Town Museum Depicts Pioneer Life

Molly Brown House: Preserving Denver’s Past

Like most metropolitan cities with a vibrant downtown, Denver has a historic past still preserved. What once was a crude mining town attracting citizens with the prospect of gold, Denver quickly grew to become Colorado’s cultured capital. The movers and shakers behind this growth left their mark and sometimes even their homes as evidence of … Read more Molly Brown House: Preserving Denver’s Past

Forney Museum: Denver’s Transportation Hall of Fame

Denver’s Forney Museum of Transportation displays the best of transportation history, from locomotives, to automobiles, to horse-drawn carriages and other antique forms of travel. Located off Interstate 70 and Brighton Boulevard, near the Denver Coliseum, the museum rotates items from its stored collection and temporary exhibits, so there is always something new to see, says … Read more Forney Museum: Denver’s Transportation Hall of Fame

Palettes: Popular Art Museum Restaurant Reopens

The debut of the Denver Art Museum’s Daniel Libeskind-designed Frederic C. Hamilton Building has made coast-to-coast headlines and elevated Colorado in both the art and architecture realms. Art lovers rejoiced. At the same time, foodies cheered the reopening of Palettes Contemporary Cuisine, Kevin Taylor’s restaurant in the museum, closed since 2004 while the Hamilton Building … Read more Palettes: Popular Art Museum Restaurant Reopens

Ghostlight: Telling Scary Theatrical Tales

A suffocating baby, antebellum dolls with painted-shut eyes, a slimy man who follows little girls home. That’s the stuff of good old-fashioned scary stories, and it’s the stuff of Ghostlight, a series of theatrical ghost stories based on a script by local playwright Michael R. Duran. Presented at the Byers-Evans House Museum in Denver, Ghostlight … Read more Ghostlight: Telling Scary Theatrical Tales

American Mountaineering Museum: A Gem in Golden

Do you know which two mountains are “bigger” than Mount Everest? Can you name the seven summits? What is monodoigting? The answers to these questions and more can be found at the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum in historical downtown Golden, Colorado. The museum, named after mountain explorer and photographic pioneer Henry Bradford Washburn Jr., … Read more American Mountaineering Museum: A Gem in Golden