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A Glimpse of Denver’s History and Culture Through Its Museums

Museums in DenverMuseums in DenverWhen you’re in Denver, visiting its museums make for an educational and exciting experience. Much can be gleaned upon by learning about the city’s every nook and cranny. Here are some places where you can learn more about Denver’s history, arts, and culture.

When in Denver

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the city’s most popular museum. Here one can learn about Colorado’s natural wonders, as well as other science trivia about the Earth and the universe. Wings Over the Rockies is a 1938 aircraft hangar that is now home to the dozens of civilian and military aircraft that has flown through the state over the years. Forney Museum of Transportation, on the other hand, houses historical vehicles of all kinds, including a Union Pacific ‘Big Boy’ Steam Locomotive, the Denver & Rio Grande Dining Car, among others.

Denver is also home to a rich and diverse culture. The Mizel Museum of Judaica, for instance, gives us a close look at the Jewish community, as well as its history, traditions, struggles, and viewpoints as it grows and relates with today’s world.

Creativity in the City

A trip around Denver cannot be complete without checking out its art scene. The Denver Art Museum boasts of a permanent collection of Native American and international artworks, along with regular exhibitions of world-class artifacts. Another place worth visiting is the Clyfford Still Museum, home to the works of one of the 20th century’s most influential American painters. Children may also have fun while learning and unleashing their creativity at the Children’s Museum of Denver, which hosts interactive exhibits and workshops.

There’s so much to discover about Denver, thanks to the variety of museums that can pique your every interest. Taking the time to visit them will make you appreciate this city, and everything else that it has to offer.