HPA Summer Tours 2018!
From Starsmore to the Mining Museum and from historic commercial districts of Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City to Chico Basin Ranch (on a Saturday!), the HPA is thrilled to present a diverse line up of fascinating historic places throughout the Pikes Peak region this summer. Comfortable walking shoes, layers, rain gear and cameras are always recommended. (A small flashlight is even recommended for later evening tours.)
TOUR #3 – NOTE: There will be an entry fee required for the Museum (see below).
July 19 at 6:30 PM – Western Museum of Mining and Industry
Address/ Directions: 225 North Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs CO 80921. Go north on I-25 to Exit 156, opposite the North Entrance to the United States Air Force Academy. *NOTE* When using the directions features on Google Maps, it will direct you to take Bass Pro Drive. This is NOT the way. Turn right at the bottom of the off-ramp. The museum entrance is the immediate right turn as you head east. Drive past the old Reynolds ranch house into the parking lot in front of the museum. Entrance fees with our group discount are as follows:
Adults $8 Military/AAA $7 Seniors (60+) $6
We will tour over 4,000 artifacts at the 27-acre indoor/outdoor exhibit site. This is an exciting and exceptional tool for learning about Colorado history, mining and industrial technology as well as the environment. In 1970 the Museum of the West was incorporated as a private non-profit with a mission to preserve and interpret the rich mining history of Colorado and the American West. The nucleus of the collection was a group of mining artifacts contributed to the museum by Mr. Frederick McMenemy Farrer and Mrs. Katherine Thatcher Farrer. A special “Gold Mining in Colorado” exhibit is at the museum, returned after winning two major awards at the Denver Gem and Mineral show.
Tour Guides: Museum docents and staff
HPA Coordinator: Gary Conover Disabled Access: Yes Restrooms: Yes