Black American West Museum
3091 California Ave
The Black American West Museum tells the forgotten story of African American cowboys, who made up as many as one third of all the cowboys on the great cattle drives. Housed in the home of Dr. Justina Ford, Denver's first African American doctor, the museum has exhibits, historic photos and artifacts that tell the story of the many contributions made by African Americans in settling the West.
Buffalo Bill's Grave & Museum
987 Half Lookout Mountain Rd
This museum is filled with memorabilia honoring the famous frontier scout, showman and Pony Express rider, William F. Cody. Exhibitions include gun collections and posters from the Wild West Show. A beautiful view of the mountains and the plains is visible from his gravesite.
The Children's Museum of Denver
2121 Childrens Museum Dr
The Children's Museum of Denver is a unique participatory museum for children and families. This museum features interactive exhibits and activities. Children can learn to ski on KidSlope, shoot baskets, compare measurements in SizeWise, sample the latest in computer software in CompuLab, and much more.
The Colorado History Museum
1300 Broadway (just off Civic Center)
The Colorado History Museum offers a series of dioramas and exhibits that trace the colorful history of the Indians, explorers, gold miners, cowboys and pioneers that have called Colorado home. Exhibits include an outstanding collection of William Henry Jackson photos and a large diorama of Denver as it appeared in 1860. Call for information on special exhibits.
Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave
Denver Art Museum has what is considered to be the finest collection of American Indian art works in the world covering all tribes, as well as 30,000 other art objects in seven curatorial departments. The museum celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 1993 with newly remodeled Asian, Pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial galleries and renovated African and Oceanic galleries. It is the largest art museum between Kansas City and the West Coast.
Denver Museum of Natural History
2001 Colorado Blvd
The Denver Museum of Natural History is the fourth largest museum of its kind in the nation, with over 80 dioramas depicting animals from around the world. It also features an outstanding dinosaur collection, a Hall of Life devoted to studying the human body, a planetarium, an outstanding geological collection and an IMAX theater. The museum has recently opened Prehistoric Journey, a permanent exhibit that takes a fascinating look at the Earth's 3.5 billion-year history of life.
W Colfax Ave & Cherokee St
The U.S. Mint is where over five billion coins are made each year and there are free 20-minute tours on weekdays. It is also the second largest storehouse of gold bullion in the U.S. after Fort Knox. The gift shop has many unique coins not available anywhere else, and there is a small museum on the history of money.