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Stopped here to use the rest rooms and was pleasantly surprised to find this museum - the historic society - in this beautiful little town with a lot of interesting history.
The staff ( are they volunteers?) are helpful and very knowledgeable about the town...More
We arrived thinking this would be a typical Visitors Center; but found it to also be quite a decent historic museum.
The exhibits are interesting, informative and well designed. From the original inhabitants (the Ute), to the later arriving miners and mining operations; this is...More
We drove up to just enjoy the drive from Denver and stopped in at the visitors center that the historical society runs. It's just a wonderful place. Quite a collection with information on mining, the area, photography and what they are doing to correct what...More
We visited Idaho Springs 3 times during our stay in Denver. We went the first time to go to West Bound and Down. Our second visit included a trip up to Mt. Evans, and our third included walking around the town of Idaho Springs doing...More
Idaho Springs is one of my favorite places In Colorado. It's quaint and people usually just drive by it on their way into the mountains. Lots of miners in my family history so I feel drawn to learning about this little place. Watch out for...More
I'll admit that a visit to the Historical Society was not my primary reason for visiting Idaho Springs. I was really there for white water rafting. Still, when I had a bit of free time, I decided to check this place out. I'd really recommend...More
I may have mistitled my other review of a historical site.
This one is near the Chinese restaurant. Wonderful
local historical photos. The one with the lady in white
gauze is fabulous. You've got to see it!