Housed in the landmark 1903 El Paso County Courthouse, one of the defining structures downtown, the Pioneers Museum tells the intriguing history of the area, beginning as a gold-mining camp, then attracting tuberculosis patients seeking a cure, to its more recent military boom. The exhibits include the late-1800s home of Helen Hunt Jackson, the famed local author of “Ramona.” Those particularly interested in history can spend a couple of hours here, but for most an hour will do.