Penrose Heritage Museum located in Colorado Springs CO

Penrose Heritage Museum

Community - Cultural Heritage - Education - History - Museums - Non-Profit: Arts & Culture


 (719) 577-7065

 11 Lake Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

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

Penrose Heritage Museum exhibits 30 carriages, personal artifacts of Spencer and Julie Penrose 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 motorsports, Penrose Heritage Museum is a cultural institution you will not want to miss when visiting Colorado Springs.