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Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum

Address: 331 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224
Phone Number: 970-349-1880
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Osceola, AR
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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253 reviews 253 reviews
55 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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230 reviews 230 reviews
43 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
75 helpful votes 75 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
56 helpful votes 56 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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761 reviews 761 reviews
179 attraction reviews
486 helpful votes 486 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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