Colorado Springs Is Full Of History
Because Colorado Springs, CO is such a boomtown, much of it was built up recently. But that doesn’t mean the city is short on history. There are many interesting historical sites in Colorado Springs, CO. Here are a few must-see spots for history buffs. More can be found here.
Rock Ledge Ranch
This “living history museum” is located in Colorado Springs’ Garden of the Gods (worth seeing in its own right). Visitors can explore Native American tipis, reconstruct pioneer cabins, and even an old-fashioned blacksmith shop. This is a great way to see what Colorado Springs, CO was like in the 19th century and earlier. See also about How To Have A “Wild West” Themed Day In Colorado Springs.
The McAllister House Museum
Built in 1873, the McAllister House is one of the oldest houses in Colorado Springs, CO. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Today, the house is a museum, open to the public. Visitors can tour the house and see how Colorado Springs, CO residents lived in the late 1800s.
The El Paso County Courthouse
Built in 1903, the beautifully restored former El Paso County Courthouse is now home to the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum. This building houses all kinds of Colorado Springs History.