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The cool thing about Aspen is that it’s a real town with a rich history dating back to the turn of the 19th century. That history has been well-preserved and shared via a wide variety of programs offered by the Aspen Historical Society. The Wheeler-Stallard Museum, located in the West End just blocks from The Little Nell, and the Aspen Historical Society offer a variety of interesting programming for kids and families, including a “history coach” as well as a historic bike tour around town.
Werecommend you visit the funky Aspen Art Museum housed in an old train depot at the bottom of Mill Street. The train depot that houses the museum will soon be a part of history as the Aspen Art Museum is moving to a new building in downtown Aspen, which is currently being designed by acclaimed architect Shigeru Ban is expected to open in 2014.
The Aspen Historical Society is a great resource for anyone visiting town. Its Wheeler-Stallard Museum, located in the West End just blocks from The Little Nell, is a fun stop for any visitor. The Historical Society also offers a variety of unique programming, including a “history coach” as well as a historic bike tour around town. The Aspen Art Museum is a must for any contemporary art buff. The museum is currently located down Mill Street, but it’s moving forward with plans for a new building in downtown Aspen. The new building is being designed by acclaimed architect Shigeru Ban and is expected to open in 2013.