May Natural History Museum, Colorado Springs

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May Natural History Museum is an entomology museum in Rock Creek Park, Colorado. The museum describes its holdings as the world's largest private insect collection. The museum's insects and arachnids were collected by amateur naturalist James May from 1903 until his death in 1956; the museum was founded by his son, John May, in 1952.
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  • when they say world class, they mean it! Don't miss this unassuming treasure tucked back in a little corner of Colorado Springs. Take the kids. Jeweled bugs! 
    when they say world class, they mean it! Don't miss this unassuming treasure tucked back in a little corner of Colorado Springs. Take the kids. Jeweled bugs!  more »
  • If you're interested in insects or butterflies this should be a "must see" destination for you. I've never seen so many different types of butterflies and insects located in one place. I think it's....  more
    If you're interested in insects or butterflies this should be a "must see" destination for you. I've never seen so many different types of butterflies and insects located in one place. I think it's....  more »
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  • Great campground and people. Far better than a government forestpreserve to camp at. Showers and bathrooms were decent for a campground and they even had a laundromat.
  • What a delightful visit! So many different bugs, beetles, and butterflies! Even the ones that I wouldn't have considered "pretty," were pretty neat! Everyone was so friendly! It was also educational! Great family run business!

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