Vacations are a great time to do the things that you rarely get to squeeze into your busy schedule. Think about it: when was the last time you went to a museum? Maybe it’s been way too long! Let’s change that. During your next trip to Colorado, visit some of the top Aspen museums. Whether you want to add some color to your life at the Aspen Art Museum, explore the past at the Historical Society, or admire fascinating exhibits at the Aspen Institute, you’re in for a treat. Read on and get ready to be inspired!
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3 Aspen Museums You Need to Add to Your Itinerary
The Aspen Art Museum
There are many reasons to visit Aspen — one of them being its museums. There’s nothing better than stepping into a building and coming out of it more knowledgeable than before. If that’s the kind of experience you’re looking for, then the Aspen Art Museum is for you. Dive into the world of contemporary art at this institution and immerse your senses in incredible works. The museum rotates their exhibitions often, so there are new things to discover during each visit! The best part? Admission is always free.
The Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute is not a museum per say, but when it comes to amazing cultural experiences, it’s at the top of our list. This non-profit strives to create conversations and bring people together through a variety of topics. The Institute often hosts events ranging from literature to communication, the economy, and the environment. Check out their upcoming events to see what’s happening during your stay and grab your tickets in advance.
Aspen Historical Society
Another Aspen museum we love is the Aspen Historical Society. Take a step back in time as you explore decades (and centuries) of history that have shaped Aspen into the beautiful town we know and love today. Visit the Wheeler/Stallard Museum, located in a gorgeous Victorian home, from Tuesday to Saturday. It’s open to seniors from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and welcomes the general public from 12 to 5 p.m.
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