Constructed in 1977, the museum preserves a collection of historic and prehistoric artifacts. Special galleries feature changing exhibitions on life and culture in the American West. Imagine covered wagons, a rendezvous of fur trappers, Indian buffalo hunts, mining the Rocky Mountains, and life in early Denver. These factors contribute to this insightful state museum. Visitors are encourage to explore Colorado's own museum with fascinating collections, detailed dioramas, historic photographs, artifacts, and more.