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Penrose Heritage Museum


Penrose Heritage Museum

formly known as El Pomar Carriage Museum


Penrose Heritage Museum showcases the history and heritage of the Pikes Peak region through the personal artifact collection of Colorado Springs’ philanthropists Spencer and Julie Penrose.

The Penrose Legacy includes the construction of the Pikes Peak Auto Highway (1915), the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (1916), the Broadmoor Hotel (1918), the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (1926), the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (1936), the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun (1937), and the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (1937) – just to name a few of Colorado Springs’ most iconic attractions!


The museum exhibits 30 carriages, western cultural artifacts, and 15 race cars that competed in the infamous Race to the Clouds, one of the oldest motorsport events in the U.S., second only to the Indianapolis 500. 

Whether you are interested in the Penrose legacy, regional history, transportation, or motor sports, Penrose Heritage Museum is a cultural institution you will not want to miss when visiting Colorado Springs.

Penrose Heritage Museum is structured for self-guided tours. We recommend allowing one to two hours for your visit. 

Guided tours are offered for individuals, families, and groups. All guided tours are free but require an advanced reservation.


Learn more about the Penrose Heritage Museum.