Did you know that Colorado Springs has a museum about firefighting? And it’s free!
We’ve visited the museum before but I hadn’t thought about it in awhile, until one day we were looking for something to do after our visit to Bear Creek Nature Center got derailed by (of all things) a bear. I remembered the firefighting museum, and so our science field trip got turned into a social studies field trip! Here’s more information and some pictures:
The museum is officially named the Dr. Lester Williams Fire Museum, and it’s located at 375 Printers Parkway (near Circle and Airport).
It’s a pretty small museum, but there are plenty of things to see:
There are firefighting wagons from when vehicles were horse-powered, displays of firefighting uniforms and equipment, and lots of history about the Colorado Springs fire department.
There’s also a cross-section of a tree that was interesting to look at – you can see the tree’s growth rings, and the display also illustrates how part of the tree was burned in a forest fire, but then the tree kept growing around it.
All in all, it’s a fun stop if you’ve got kids (or adults) interested in firefighting! The fire museum is located at 375 Printers Parkway and you can visit their website for more information.