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Denver's top 5 museums to visit now

Denver's top 5 museums to visit now
Capitol Building. | Photo: Alana M./Yelp 
By Hoodline - Published on January 15, 2019.

Looking to check out the top museums around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top museums in Denver, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for museums.

1. Capitol Building

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Topping the list is the Capitol Building. Located at 200 E. Colfax Ave., Suite 136, in Capitol Hill, the landmark and historical building is the highest rated museum in Denver, boasting 4.5 stars out of 87 reviews on Yelp.

Yelper Vicki S. wrote, "Excellent and knowledgeable tour guide. Beautiful architecture and history. The marble, gold and wood were awesome. Our tour guide was great. The tour included going up to the dome. Fantastic views all the way around."

2. Forney Museum of Transportation

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Next up is Elyria Swansea's Forney Museum Of Transportation, situated at 4303 Brighton Blvd. With 4.5 stars out of 51 reviews on Yelp, the museum has proven to be a local favorite.

Kaila S. said, "Super cool museum featuring vintage planes, trains, cars, motorcycles, farm equipment, buggies and bicycles."

3. Molly Brown House Museum

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Capitol Hill's Molly Brown House Museum, located at 1340 Pennsylvania St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the museum four stars out of 151 reviews.

Leanne R., who reviewed it on Dec. 2, wrote, "Molly Brown's house is packed with history. I had first heard about the 'unsinkable' Molly Brown after seeing Kathy Bates play her in 'Titanic.' So, I was immediately up for learning more about her."

4. History Colorado Center

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History Colorado Center, a museum in Capitol Hill, is another go-to, with four stars out of 125 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1200 Broadway to see for yourself.

Austin S. wrote, "The exhibits and wealth of knowledge the staff have are incredible to witness and absorb. Love western history. I enjoyed how much the center really focused on how Colorado is the West. How the story of the West shaped Colorado and what it means for us today."

5. Byers-Evans House Museum

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Over in Civic Center, check out Byers-Evans House Museum, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 39 reviews on Yelp. You can find the museum at 1310 Bannock St.

Yelper Lauren S. said, "What a fun, educational way to spend an hour of your afternoon! Such a beautiful home, with so much history. The daughters were so talented—I loved looking at the leatherwork, tapestries and art. It's shocking that they were all single! The music room was amazing, I'm sure a lot of fun times took place there. And the book collection throughout the house is unreal!"