Debbie's Deals: Colorado Day freebies for history museums, state parks, more

DENVER - Thursday (August 1) is Colorado Day -- the day in 1876 that Colorado became a state. To celebrate, a variety of places are offering freebies.

The new History Colorado museum is offering free admission on THURSDAY: http://www.historycoloradocenter.org/families/coloradoday

Colorado history museums across the state are also offering free admission including the Byers-Evans House (Denver), the Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin (Leadville) and the Fort Vasquez Museum (Platteville). See the full list: http://www.historycolorado.org/museums (Note, the Georgetown Railroad is not free on Thursday.)

7NEWS and the Denver Broncos cheerleaders will celebrate "We Believe in Colorado Day" on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Denver Pavillions' North Plaza, on level 1.  We will be giving away free T-shirts to anyone with our 7NEWS app on their phone. (While supplies last.) You can also have your picture taken with the cheerleaders.

Colorado's state parks will celebrate Colorado Day by offering free admission on Monday, August 5: http://wildlife.state.co.us/LandWater/Pages/LandWater.aspx

Other places you can visit this week for free include: Chatfield Botanic Gardens (Aug. 2), Denver Art Museum (Aug. 3) and the Denver Firefighters Museum (Aug. 3). See the list of free days: http://ch7ne.ws/Yz6nKT

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