Hiwan’s restored 1890 to 1930-era, 17-
room log lodge paints an ideal picture of
early mountain summer home living. A
local history museum, the Hiwan also
offers craft and interpretive school
programs, as well as changing exhibits
sponsored by the Jefferson County
Leanin’ Tree Museum of
6055 Longbow Drive
See more than 300 original paintings
and bronze sculptures from the private
collection of Edward P. Trumble, chairman
and founder of Leanin’ Tree Inc. It is the
only major collection of privately-held
works of American Western art that is free
and open to the public.
Louisville Historical Museum
1001 Main St.
This museum occupies two historic
buildings constructed between 1904 and
1908. The Jacoe Store is the main
building and features artifacts and historic
photographs that reflect Louisville’s early
settlement and industry, with an emphasis
on the coal-mining period from 1877 to
1955. The Tomeo House is a replica of a
coal miner’s house.
The Mizel Museum
400 S. Kearney St.
The Mizel Museum features interactive
exhibits and multicultural, Judaic immigration
and holocaust exhibits. The museum’s
educational programs offer visitors a
glimpse at the ceremonies, festivals and rites
of passage of African American, Asian
Pacific, Hispanic/Latino, Jewish, Muslim
and Native American cultures.
The Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania St.
This Victorian home, restored and open for
tours, was once the residence of Denver’s
own “unsinkable” Molly Brown, survivor of
the sinking of the Titanic. The house’s
artifacts date from when the Browns lived
there, 1894 to 1912, with a focus on items
the Browns would have had in the house. A
fashion collection dating from 1867 to
1932 also is exhibited.
Morrison Heritage and Natural
501 Colorado Highway 8
The Morrison Natural History Museum
opened in 1990 and tells the story of
Morrison’s 1877 dinosaur discoveries on
Dinosaur Ridge. The museum has exhibits
of real dinosaur bones and also houses
some of the area’s live native reptiles and
amphibians. The Morrison Heritage
Museum explores Morrison’s historic
people, places and events.
Museo de las Américas
861 Santa Fe Drive
The museum collects, preserves and
interprets Latin American art, history and
cultures from ancient times to the present.
It has a permanent exhibition of 17th and
18th century paintings and sculptures
created in the Spanish colonies of the
New World during the Baroque Period,
as well as ancient art of the Americas.
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1275 19th St.
Denver’s first major contemporary arts
museum opened in 1996, and it is a
non-collecting museum that features a
continual exhibition of innovative artwork,
along with tours and workshops.
Internationally known architect David
Adjaye designed the museum’s new
home in April 2004.
Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Pkwy., Suite 2-230
This “museum without walls” features
more than 60 works of art on display in
outdoor locations, and Greenwood
Plaza in Greenwood Village is a prime
showcase for the collection. In 2000,
the museum’s indoor gallery opened in
the Englewood Civic Center, offering
rotating exhibits, educational programs,
integrated arts performances and
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
1111 Washington Ave.
The museum presents 10 quilt exhibits
each year that feature both traditional and
Photo courtesy of the Molly Brown House Museum