Getting Trapped In History

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If you want to touch stuff, smell stuff, and ride around in a virtual car then this is the place for you. In Destination Colorado you can travel back in time to Kiowa in the 1920’s.

If you want to touch stuff, smell stuff, and ride around in a virtual car then this is the place for you. In Destination Colorado you can travel back in time to Kiowa in the 1920’s. I spent one hour in the museum, History Colorado Center in the exhibit, Destination Colorado. It truly felt like I was back in time. I touched the white as snow chickens to collect the wooden eggs. I took the wooden eggs to the general store. In the general store you can weigh the eggs to see how much money you would earn to buy other objects you need to survive in Kiowa, Colorado. I played a game called Guess That Smell. I smelled Cow Manure. Although it was hilarious to everyone else the way I gagged it wasn’t very funny for me. You can take a ride in a car that had a virtual screen in front of the car and actually feel what it was like to ride in an old 1920 car. In an interviewed with JJ Rutherford the Lead Developer of the exhibit, she said that she wanted to have families go there and have fun.
I asked, “What were you thinking when you were Developing this museum?”
She answered, “Who was going to be in the exhibit and our targets? Our targets were designing, not for us but for the audience.”
I questioned, “What were you thinking when you got the manure smell?”
She answered, “Well, I felt that they should not only look like the 1920’s in Kiowa it should smell.”
Even if Kiowa, Colorado 1920 was fun for me I had to go back to Denver, Colorado 2012.