Colorado Springs Museums and Galleries Tour (Self Guided), Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is a city with a fascinating history and a vibrant cultural scene. It boasts a number of great museums and art galleries. Take this tour to visit some of Colorado Springs' most popular cultural attractions.
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Colorado Springs Museums and Galleries Tour Map

Guide Name: Colorado Springs Museums and Galleries Tour
Guide Location: USA » Colorado Springs (See other walking tours in Colorado Springs)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Author: irenes
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American Numismatic Association Money Museum

1) American Numismatic Association Money Museum (must see)

The American Numismatic Association was founded in 1891 by Dr. George F. Heath in Chicago, Illinois. The ANA was formed to advance the knowledge of numismatics along educational, historical and scientific lines, as well as enhance interest in the hobby. The ANA national headquarters and museum is located in Colorado Springs. It claims a membership of over 32,000. In 1912 the association received a Federal Charter by the United States Congress for its work in the field of numismatics. The association's official monthly journal is the Numismatist and its editor-in-chief is Barbara J. Gregory. Many articles are contributed by members of the Association.

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Fine Arts Center

2) Fine Arts Center (must see)

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC) is an arts center located just north of downtown Colorado Springs. It was founded in 1936 by Alice Bemis Taylor, Elizabeth Sage Hare, and Julie Penrose, with the intention of creating a center for a museum, art school and performing arts venue for the growing city. The building was designed by New Mexico architect John Gaw Meem who combined Pueblo Revival Style and Art Deco style in many of his designs, but not in this one. In 1940, Meem's design earned a Silver Medal at the Fifth Quadrennial Pan American Congress of Architecture. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The murals on the exterior of the building were produced by Boardman Robinson and Eric Bransby.

Operation hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 7:30 pm; Sunday 10 am- 5 pm.

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McAllister House Museum

3) McAllister House Museum (must see)

Major Henry McAllister was an important figure in the establishment of Colorado Springs. In 1961 the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Colorado, in cooperation with the El Pomar Foundation and Shepard’s Citations, bought McAllister's home and transformed it into a museum. This small Victorian-era cottage is decorated inside with period furniture and decor. There is even a children's room full of dolls and toys from the 1800s. The museum has a gift shop where you can buy books, jewelry, postcards, and other memorabilia.

Operation hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm;
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Boulder Street Gallery

4) Boulder Street Gallery

Boulder Street Gallery is situated in the former Novice Gallery on North Tejon Street. It displays and sells paintings, pottery, silver and gold jewelry, and decorative glass. It has a 1,200 square foot area, which it uses to host exhibitions. Local and national artists, such as Jennifer Hanson, Deb Komitor and Andy Cook, have had their work featured here. Boulder Street Gallery also offers art restoration services.

Opening Hours: Sunday and Monday: Closed; Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
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Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

5) Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (must see)

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is situated on South Tejon Street in the former El Paso County Courthouse, which was built in 1903. It is an elegant, historic building that is surrounded by a park with sculptures and a granite fountain. The mission of the museum is to preserve local history and culture, collect artifacts, and interpret their meaning to visitors. The museum currently has about 60,000 objects in its collection, which includes quilts, Van Briggle art pottery, American Indian artifacts, jukeboxes, motorcycles, and baseball memorabilia. 75,000 people visit the museum annually.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm;
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Orly's Art Gallery & Custom Framing

6) Orly's Art Gallery & Custom Framing

For traditional art lovers, Orly's Art Gallery & Custom Framing is the perfect place to visit. Numerous exhibitions are held here, featuring the work of international artists such as Sparky LeBold, Thomas Owen, Desmond O’Hagan and Herman Raymond. The gallery boasts a large collection of paintings, and even professional collectors are sure to find pieces of interest. Orly's Art Gallery & Custom Framing is famous not only for selling fine art but for designing custom frames.

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
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Travel Distance: 3.5 km