Colorado is loaded with cool museums, roadside attractions, and plenty of out-of-the-way places to explore. Some destinations offer a special focus on the strange and unusual, while others offer a historical perspective on the people and achievements of the Centennial State.

Do you have a favorite museum you like to visit in Colorado? Is there one you would recommend to someone else? Today we're exploring some of the best museums in the state. These are the ones you just need to see for yourself in person.

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Front Range Museums

If you are headed to Denver you have a ton of options downtown that are pretty close together. Great options like the Denver Museum of Nature and ScienceDenver Art Museum, the Molly Brown House Museum, the Forney Museum of Transportation, and the National Ballpark Museum are all great places to see and experience firsthand.

Western Slope Museums

Museums we featured in the gallery below from Western Colorado include Grand Junction's Museum of the West, the Museum of the Mountain West in MontroseOuray Alchemist MuseumMuseum of Northwest Colorado,

Which Museums Would You Recommend Seeing in Person?

Open our station app and let us know which Colorado museum you would tell someone to go see in person. It may have made our list of places to see in person below. Colorado museums are fun places to visit. From the big ones to the tiny ones your price of admission helps keep the stories of those who came before us alive.

The Museums in Colorado You Must See in Person

Some places in Colorado are worth looking at virtually, and others are the kinds of places that must be seen in person. Check out a bucket list of Colorado Museums you need to be sure to visit in person this spring or summer.

MORE: 6 Quirky Museums in Colorado You Didn't Know Existed

Colorado is a state that loves museums. You can find a museum in the Centennial State for almost every historical significance, but you can also find countless places that are focused on the strange and unusual. Scroll on to check out six museums you may not have even known existed until today.

KEEP GOING: Take a Quick Tour of the Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage

Just down the road from Moab, Utah you'll find a fascinating free exhibit showcasing the various films, television shows, and music videos filmed in and around Moab. The Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage is free, open to the public, and awesome.

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