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Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum

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Address: 331 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224
Phone Number: 970-349-1880
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Small but what a cool place! Also fun for kids.

Stumbled upon this place while exploring downtown Crested Butte w/ my kids (8, 5 & 3). I just thought it was a neat little store from the outside, and then walked in to discover... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
EvergreenCOmom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Stumbled upon this place while exploring downtown Crested Butte w/ my kids (8, 5 & 3). I just thought it was a neat little store from the outside, and then walked in to discover it's an old general store they've maintained with tons of old artifacts. You completely have the feel of walking into a general store from the late... More 

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Thank EvergreenCOmom
South Shore
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

stop by...super interesting. Thety also seel the wild flower posters that are always nice to collect.

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Thank CSR67
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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283 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This keepsake museum is housed in an old gas station. It highlight the history of the town and the settlers who made it their home. It talked a bit about the Ute Indian heritage, more about the coal mining era and then the skiing history and mountain bike influence. A lot of fun and interesting artifacts.

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Thank Chris L
Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wonderful piece of CB history, with friendly folks willing to answer questions and show you around. Store front with small museum in the back. $4 admission for museum goes to a great cause. Free bathrooms.

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Thank fkohnert
Exton, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Very informative and lots of photos of days gone by. Made our visit to Crested Butte a little bit more personal.

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1 Thank monica0586
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Not much to say about this place. I've been twice really just went in to get out of the elements. Only takes about 10 minutes to get a good look around and really there's not a whole lot to look at. The forming of the mines were interesting but I couldn't really get any info from the staff. I learned... More 

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Thank Todd S
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was a really great museum that I wish I had more time at. you learn about the history of the area and crested butte and there is a really great diorama that is fun for kids of all ages.

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Thank tobycc
Osceola, AR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The museum only costs $4, but that is double what it should be. $2 would be more than fair. It looks like there's a lot of collected items from locals and then a museum was made. I don't need to go over the history of the town, I am reviewing the museum. If you want to know about the town,... More 

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1 Thank BAHnOsceola
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Helps to see CB evolution from silver mining community to anthracite coal mining town to ski resort and mountain bike destination. Loved the stories, the photos and the sense of place.

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Windsor, CT
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70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Spend an hour viewing Memory Lane. Learn about previous immigrants who made this country great. Think about about how safety has improved.

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