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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Crested Butte Museum

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
monica0586
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Exton, Pennsylvania
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Exton, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 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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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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84 reviews 84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Osceola, AR
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 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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274 reviews 274 reviews
61 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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Calgary, Canada
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304 reviews 304 reviews
72 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Its housed in the old Texaco hardware store/gas station that anchored Elk Avenue in Crested Butte for generations, and it couldn't be a better location. Friendly local people staff the place, and you can spend hours, literally, browsing the available items of CB history, and its also pet friendly! If you have the time, especiallly during the daytime, make sure... More 

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Really good history of CB and the mines. Our grandchildren loved it. There is a table display of the way the town looked during the mining days, complete with a train. The docents are super. The gift shop is stocked with items that complete the theme and there is something for everyone. The gift shop is in the old general... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I like the condition of the museum which originally a hardware store. I liked the photo collection of the former residents.

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Denver, Colorado
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186 reviews 186 reviews
65 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We stopped at this museum to learn more about the history of Crested Butte and the people who founded it. It worked. There is a model of the town with a functioning model train, information on the geography, interesting facts about the local mines and a mining disaster, a display of the evolution of skis, antique household appliances, and a... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Another must-do in Crested Butte. The CB Heritage Museum has so much to see and offers so much to learn about the Crested Butte History including skiing, mining and mountain biking. Kids really love the old train set which runs through a replica of town.

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