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Museum of Colorado Prisons 32 cells filled with exhibits including life size models; explores the history of Colorado corrections. 201 N. 1st Street, Canon City, www.prisonmuseum.org, 719-269-3015 Pikes Peak Streetcar Museum and Restoration Shop Dedicated to the local history of the regions trains and trolley cars featuring an 1888 Rock Island Roundhouse, D&RGW narrow gauge railroad sleeper restoration, original street cars and rides. 2333 Steel Drive, Colorado Springs, 719-475-9508, www.coloradospringstrolleys.com Old Colorado City Historical Society and History Center A church built in the 1890’s houses artifacts, photos, research library and gift shop that tell the story of the people and businesses that founded early El Paso County. Programs and tours are offered. Located at 1 S. 24th St. Call for hours. 636-1225, www.occhs.org Old Homestead House Museum Owned by Pearl DeVere, this was the most expensive brothel in town; rumor has it she charged $250.00 a night and got it! Guided tour of nine historic rooms - open daily May - October. 353 Meyers Ave., Cripple Creek, www.oldhomesteadhouse.com, 689-9090 Penrose Heritage Museum 8,500 sq. ft., adjacent to Broadmoor Hall, houses numerous carriages, 1920’s racecars, a 1928 Cadillac limousine, and a 1906 Renault, along with many antiques and artifacts. Open daily. No admission charge. 11 Lake Circle, Colorado Springs, 719-577-7065, www.elpomar.org Pioneers Museum Built in 1903 as the El Paso County Courthouse, the neoclassical building is the principal museum of the history and culture of the Pikes Peak region. 215 S. Tejon St. No charge. Tues - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 385-5990. Visit our website at www.cspm.org Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame &  Museum of the American Cowboy Depicts the history of the cowboy who created rodeo, America‘s original sport. Self-guided tours include tracing the evolution of modern rodeo; Wild West Show exhibit; rodeo sculptures & artwork; and the main Hall of Champions, displaying trophies and winnings of rodeo’s world champions. Hours vary seasonally, call or visit online for current hours of operation. I-25 at Exit 148. 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, 528-4764, www.prorodeohalloffame.com. Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center Housed in a great building, it’s all about education, science, exhibits and even a “dino” store. Located at 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, 686-1820, www.rmdrc.com. Simpich Showcase Marionette (puppet) theatre, doll museum and shop, and art gallery. 2413 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs 80904, 719-465-2492, www.simpich.com The Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum A large collection of Harley-Davidsons (1913 thru 1983) Excelsior, Indian, Japanese and military cycles and other memorabilia. 5867 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs. 719-487-8005, www.themotorcyclemuseum.com

TOURISM

is Colorado Springs’ third largest industry, contributing over Victor Lowell Thomas Museum $1 billion into the local economy Housed in an original building circa 1899, two floors of exhibits and employing over 17,000 people. depict the city from its beginning to the heydays of gold mining. The tour Fifty major attractions in the Pikes includes panning for real gold. Open daily Memorial Day through Labor Peak region attract six million Day (call for off-season hours). Gift shop. Third and Victor Streets, Victor, 689-5509, www.victorcolorado.com visitors each year, with Garden of the Gods being the Western Museum of Mining & Industry Guided tours of gold and silver mining. Learn to pan for gold. Exhibits #1 destination. include machinery used in early hard rock mining with demonstrations. Open Monday-Saturday. 225 North Gate Blvd., I-25 at Exit 156A, across from U.S. Air Force Academy. Call 488-0880, www.wmmi.org.

World Figure Skating Hall of Fame & Museum Honors national and international skaters and features artifacts, costumes, national and international med als and trophies. Open year round, Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., call for Saturday hours “in season”. 20 First Street, 635-5200, www.worldskatingmuseum.org. 31

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