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Penrose Heritage Museum

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A new kind of museum not to be ignored

Julie Penrose, widow of entrepreneur Spencer Penrose, who built the Broadmoor resort in Colorado... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Fantastic museum!

It's hard to put a label on this museum - it basically follows one exceptional pioneer's life... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Columbus, Indiana
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Well presented collection of race cars. Free entry and parking was convenient at the Broadmore hotel.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Julie Penrose, widow of entrepreneur Spencer Penrose, who built the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1918, built the original Carriage Museum (now the Penrose Heritage Museum) in 1941. It features the many carriages that the Penroses collected in their lifetime. The El Pomar...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 November 2018

It's hard to put a label on this museum - it basically follows one exceptional pioneer's life through the artifacts that he collected along the way. Spencer Penrose was born into a prominent Philadelphia family in 1865, but after graduating at the bottom of his...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Mr Pentrose did such a lot for the area 100 yeras ago!! He was responsible for the Broadmoor Hotel, for the Raceing at Pike´s Peak, but also did a lot for the Hospital. It is really a MUST to see when you around. It is...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Rosy1313
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This small museum was a nice surprise. It’ll only take about an hour of your time, but it’s got fascinating history and creative displays. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 6 September 2018

This is actually two museums in one. There is a carriage Museum and a Pikes Peak race car museum. I was interested in the racing side. There is an excellent 1:15 minute video about the history of Pikes Peak racing. They have many examples of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 4 September 2018

What a gem. Nice presentations of old wagons, cars, race cars and memorabilia. Our tour guide was a gem. His knowledge of everything in the place and his friendly presentation made for a most enjoyable afternoon. If you're interested in Colorado Springs and things Broadmoor...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank 123FrankX1
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Part of the Broadmoor Properties. Have tried to visit twice before and both times it happened to be closed. This time we were waiting on others to arrive for a meal at the Golden Bee and just sort of wandered over. Quite a neat collection...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank theswissmister
Reviewed 29 August 2018

CO Springs is really all about two people: General Palmer and Spencer Penrose. Of the two,Penrose is by far the more interesting! Penrose had the Broadmoor built, fouinded the Pike's Peak Hill Climb--and founded the El Pomar Foundation that has bailed CO Springs out so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank genewedwards777
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This museum is located next to The Broadmoor hotel. Park in the parking garage and take your ticket to get validated. This is Mr Penrose’s private collection of items that interested him. He was the promoter of the pikes peak race so there are many...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jaysi M
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It is also free, just have your Parking ticket validated at the museum.