Highest-rated specialty museums in Colorado, according to Tripadvisor

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September 10, 2021
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Highest-rated specialty museums in Colorado, according to Tripadvisor

The Ashmolean Museum, founded in 1683 at the University of Oxford, stands as the first public museum in the world. The gallery was started when its founder, Elias Ashmole, in 1677 donated his private collection to the university. Much of that original collection is still on display, including a crystal ball, several kidney stones, and preserved, exotic animals.

By creating the museum, Ashmole sought to do what all museum curators have worked for since: to create a space where people could be inspired and educated by artifacts and art from the world around them. Specialty museums are particularly focused, diving deep into highly specific subject matters, from seashells to ventriloquism.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest specialty museums in Colorado on Tripadvisor. Keep reading to see what unique museums are in your own home state.

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#30. National Ballpark Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (165 reviews)
- Address: 1940 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202-1297
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#29. Dougherty Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Address: not available
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#28. Steelworks Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (55 reviews)
- Address: 215 Canal St, Pueblo, CO 81004-3409
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#27. MacGregor Ranch Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (65 reviews)
- Address: 180 MacGregor Ln, Estes Park, CO 80517
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#26. Center for American Values

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (78 reviews)
- Address: 101 S Main St Ste 100, Pueblo, CO 81003-3412
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#25. Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Address: 612 Royal Gorge Blvd, Canon City, CO 81212-3751
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#24. Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (189 reviews)
- Address: 151 E 16th St, Durango, CO 81301-5026
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#23. Ouray Alchemist Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (303 reviews)
- Address: 533 Main Street, Ouray, CO 81427
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#22. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (725 reviews)
- Address: 7711 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO 80230-6929
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#21. Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (384 reviews)
- Address: 1201 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204
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#20. Forney Museum of Transportation

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (504 reviews)
- Address: 4303 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216-3702
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#19. Miramont Castle Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (419 reviews)
- Address: 9 Capitol Hill Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1618
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#18. Vehicle Vault

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Address: 18301 Lincoln Meadows Pkwy, Parker, CO 80134-9611
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#17. Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (146 reviews)
- Address: Vail Transportation Center, Level 3 231 S. Frontage Rd. East, Vail, CO 81657
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#16. Gunnison Pioneer Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (106 reviews)
- Address: East Hwy 50, Gunnison, CO 81230
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#15. Longmont Museum & Cultural Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (121 reviews)
- Address: 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO 80501-8989
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#14. Colorado Railroad Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (569 reviews)
- Address: 17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403-1621
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#13. Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (240 reviews)
- Address: 550 Jurassic Ct Museum of Western Colorado, Fruita, CO 81521-7707
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#12. Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (252 reviews)
- Address: 490 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-8001
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#11. Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (296 reviews)
- Address: 201 S Fairview St, Woodland Park, CO 80863-1154
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#10. Museum of Colorado Prisons

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (380 reviews)
- Address: 201 N 1st St, Canon City, CO 81212-3219
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#9. Cussler Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (120 reviews)
- Address: 14959 W 69th Ave, Arvada, CO 80007-7508
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#8. Molly Brown House Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,407 reviews)
- Address: 1340 N Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80203-2417
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#7. National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (397 reviews)
- Address: 120 W 9th St, Leadville, CO 80461-3403
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#6. Walking Mountains Science Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (119 reviews)
- Address: 318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, Beaver Creek, CO 81620
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#5. Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (287 reviews)
- Address: 1310 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401-1800
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#4. Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (192 reviews)
- Address: 31001 Magnuson Ave, Pueblo, CO 81001-4822
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#3. Colorado Model Railroad Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (264 reviews)
- Address: 680 10th St, Greeley, CO 80631-4116
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#2. Rosemount Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (186 reviews)
- Address: 419 W 14th St, Pueblo, CO 81003-2707
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#1. Argo Mill and Tunnel

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (920 reviews)
- Address: 2350 Riverside Drive, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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