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Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum

331 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224
970-349-1880
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Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 26, 2014
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Osceola, AR
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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247 reviews 247 reviews
52 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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228 reviews 228 reviews
43 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
57 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Austin, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Little museum, used to be where Tony's Conoco was. I didn't pay to go in the museum but enjoyed the "general store" in front and the great history of the town!

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Minneapolis, MN
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690 reviews 690 reviews
156 attraction reviews
449 helpful votes 449 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

The history of CB is unique and interesting. This museum does a great job of sharing the story. Well worth your time.

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