Red Mountain Incline – Manitou’s Other Incline

Exhibit Open Now: The Manitou Springs Heritage Center presents the Grand Opening of its new exhibit, “Red Mountain Incline-Manitou’s Other Incline”. Learn the history of this world-famous incline without the hike and without the strain.  See a portion of the 12’ high sign that once graced the Red Mt. Incline, and has now been recovered […]

“Old School” Manitou – Education from 1872-1957” Now Open!

  COME ON DOWN TO OUR END OF TOWN for our exciting new exhibit! You don’t have to be a Mustang or a Wild Cat to enjoy this exhibit. All are welcomed! The trophies and banners alone are worth the view! Now Open “Old School” Manitou – Education from 1872-1957”. Join us and the alumni […]

“Manitou Bottles and Bottling Plants”. Exhibit Now Open!

Now open for your viewing pleasure.  “Manitou Bottles and Bottling Plants”. Manitou Springs Heritage Center 517 Manitou Avenue Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829 http://www.manitouspringsheritagecenter.org/manitou-srings-water-bottles/ Experience the development of the bottled mineral water industry in Manitou Springs. In the early 1900’s, Manitou Springs, with its two competing bottling plants, was the capital of bottled mineral water. Learn […]

Manitou and Pike’s Peak Railway 1891-2016: 125 years on the Peak

Manitou and Pike’s Peak Railway 1891-2016: 125 years on the Peak Exhibit Open Now Manitou Springs Heritage Center 517 Manitou Avenue Manitou Springs, CO 80829 This year, The Broadmoor’s Pikes Peak Cog Railway will celebrate 125 years of operation. In recognition of its many contributions to the City of Manitou Springs and the entire Pikes Peak […]

Now Open, Van Briggle, The Manitou Connection

Manitou Springs Heritage Center announces the Grand Opening of Van Briggle: The Manitou Connection at 517 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs. See one of the largest exhibits of Van Briggle pottery in the Pikes Peak region. Learn more about Artus and Anna Van Briggle’s creation of this iconic pottery works and the connection of its later […]

The Manitou Incline-The Book 2nd edition now available

The Manitou Incline-The Book and the Exhibit Now Open at The Manitou Springs Heritage Center. Local author, Eric Swab’s, new book, “From Utility to Attraction: A History of the Mt. Manitou Park & Incline Railway” along with our spectacular Manitou Incline exhibit. The book describes the story of how the installation of a pipeline connecting […]

“Faces” that Made Manitou

“Faces” that Made Manitou Featured at Manitou Springs Heritage Center “History is about people and people make our history” is the theme behind the newest exhibit Faces of Manitou open daily during regular hours at the Manitou Springs Heritage Center. The volunteers who operate the Heritage Center conceived this exhibit when the museum opened, but […]

Red Mountain – Manitou’s Other Incline

Red Mountain Incline Exhibit Is Open at Manitou Springs Heritage Center The exhibit features rare photos and information on this little-known incline railway that operated intermittently from 1912-1922 and is associated with the famed story of Emma Crawford. Heritage Center volunteer David Walker has assembled information, photos and artifacts from the Heritage Center’s archives and […]