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612 Royal Gorge Boulevard, Cañon City, CO
612 Royal Gorge Boulevard Cañon City Colorado 81212 US
(719) 269-9036(719) 269-9036

The Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center offers exhibits and research materials that portray and interpret the history of the region and its people. Located in the former municipal building, built in 1927, the museum was initially designed to include exhibits of artifacts related to community leader and naturalist William Dallas DeWeese and western artist Robert Wesley Amick. As municipal operations moved elsewhere, exhibit spaces were expanded and the Local History Center was moved to the facility. Be sure to see “Turn up the Volume: the History of the Phonograph” one of the largest phonograph and Victrola exhibits anywhere. The History Center is ready to help you research family histories and more. Also located on the site is an 1860’s log cabin and 1880’s stone house built by Anson Rudd, the first warden at the territorial prison.

The dinosaur display at the museum offers all kinds of dinosaur and fossil related things, including the popular replica dinosaurs.