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May Natural History Museum of the Tropics

710 Rock Creek Canyon Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80926-9800
+1 719-576-0450
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Very impressive collection of insects

We walked and looked for an hour and then discovered that they are only able to display about a... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Sammy P
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Amazing collection!

You will not believe that this collection is so extensive. You could spend hours here. Mrbthree... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
memueller22017
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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710 Rock Creek Canyon Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80926-9800
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We walked and looked for an hour and then discovered that they are only able to display about a tenth of his collection and change it annually. We'll be going back for sure. It's a family affair and a labor of love to be sure....More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

You will not believe that this collection is so extensive. You could spend hours here. Mrbthree sons Loved it. Inexpensive and there is great hiking in the area and you are not far from Cheyenne Mt. Park.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

The giant beetle outside offers fair warning. This exhibit is huge! Over 100,000 insects have been carefully cataloged and cased for the world to see. Even if creepy crawlies give you the creeps it's amazing to see the amazing array of colors, types and sizes....More

Thank Diana R
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Off the beaten track but a gem. Loved the bug collection! A family with older teens is hard to impress but all 3 kids (aged 15,17,19) enjoyed looking at the exhibits.

Thank Jinna L
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great out of the way gem. Not high profile but a fun way to spend the afternoon that can end with a picnic in the woods. Beautiful spot with great space archives and natrual samples. A local surpirse treat.

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

You will be impressed by the beauty of the many creatures found in nature on display at the museum. Worth the look.

Thank Carlos V
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Love this family owned and managed museum. very inexpensive and you will be amazed at the number and actual size of the bugs. If you have young sons, take them here. they won't forget it.

Thank Memueller2014
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

I loved the wonderful collection of all kinds of insects especially butterflies and beetles. These insect collections are very well preserved. I am so glad that I stopped by this museum.

Thank kuojoseph
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

I have mixed feelings about this place. I’m sorry that all these magnificent creatures had to die so they could be stuck on pins under glass. At the same time, I’m glad I got to see them. It helped a little to see how other...More

Thank Dmarkwind
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Small family owned museum that touts itself as the world's largest private insect collection. This museum is easy to find on south hwy 115, just look for the giant beetle. Admission is $7pp for adults with discounts for seniors, kids and groups. You may be...More

Thank pasherry
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