This is not your typical museum. The museum was born from a scouting project which continues its proud history to this day. For more than sixty-five years, the museum has hosted hundreds of thousands of scouts traveling through the area. With Koshare performances, overnight experiences, and museum tours, the Koshare Museum will leave a lasting impression for your group.
While you are here…
See a Koshare performance.
View our Eagle Hall of Fame containing more than 600 Eagle Scouts graduated from our Boy Scout Troop.
Learn about the inspirational history of the Boy Scout Troop responsible for the museum and collection.
Enjoy the atmosphere of the Koshare Round Room and spend a night below the world’s largest self-supported log ceiling.
Explore the significant collection of Native American arts and artifacts collected by our Boy Scout Troop for more than sixty-five years.
Visit Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, hike to North America’s largest dinosaur tracksite, or discover hundreds of ancient petroglyphs in the canyons south of town.
We look forward to hosting your Boy Scout Troop!
For Overnight Accommodations: $6.50 per person per night with a $100 minimum per night.
For seventy years, nearly one million Boy Scouts have rolled out their sleeping bags to sleep beneath the world’s largest self-supported log roof. While this hostel does NOT have beds, troops staying the night can find the following services and facilities at or near the Koshare Museum:
Male & Female Showers
Kitchenette Available by Request
Storage for Packs by Request
Pick-up Services Offered by Request for Troops Arriving on Amtrak
15 Passenger Van Rental by Request
Food Services Through Local College
Large Playing Field
Two Nearby Parks with Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts, Skate Park, and Walking Trails.
Troop 232 (aka the Koshare Dancers), perform throughout the year during June, July, December, and January. Special performances are held on select days in March, April, May, September, October, and November. See our calendar for show dates or special performances.
If you would like to book the Koshares to perform during your stay, please call the Koshare Museum for more details.
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The Koshare Story
On November 11, 1949, the Koshare Museum opened its doors to the public. From the day of the grand opening, this was no ordinary place. The dream of this museum began well before the official opening; it began at the bottom of the Great Depression with a group of young Boy Scouts whose spirit of determination, desire, and passion created the most extraordinary youth-built-museum in this country... [Learn More]