The History Colorado Center Opens in Denver

History Colorado Center offers new ways to experience Colorado’s past By: Janeen Christoff
The new History Colorado Center // © 2012 History Colorado Center
The new History Colorado Center // © 2012 History Colorado Center

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History Colorado Center
www.historycoloradocenter.org

After more than two years of construction and development, the History Colorado Center in Denver, Colo., is now open to the public.

Designed to ignite imaginations of all ages, the 200,000-square-foot, $110.8 million museum gives visitors a rich experience with exhibits and programs that blend technology, media, environments and artifacts.

Exhibits immerse visitors in the story of Colorado from the humorous — such as the Colorado-Texas “tomato wars” of the 1980s — to the heart-wrenching 1864 Sand Creek Massacre. Guests can dive into the state’s past through interactive experiences such as a virtual ride in a Model T; a ski-jump simulator; and a dynamite explosion in an 1880’s hard-rock mine.

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