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Tread of Pioneers Museum

800 Oak St., Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
970-879-2214
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Type: History Museums, Historic Sites, Libraries
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Official site of the Tread of Pioneers Museum! The Tread of Pioneers Museum features a 1908 Queen Anne-style Victorian home with turn-of-the-century... more » Owner description: Official site of the Tread of Pioneers Museum! The Tread of Pioneers Museum features a 1908 Queen Anne-style Victorian home with turn-of-the-century furnishings. On display are various ranching, mining and pioneer life artifacts from Routt County, a comprehensive History of Skiing exhibit, as well as a Native American arts display. Our Western room, home of an extensive firearms collection, traces our agricultural history and the story of an infamous outlaw, Harry Tracy. Special museum features are a computer interactive exhibit, Kids Scavenger Hunt, oral history library, local history research library, unique museum gift shop, and a historic photograph collection.Location: Corner of 8th and Oak in downtown Steamboat Springs.Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Admission: $5 for adults; $4 for seniors over 62; $1 children for children ages 6 - 12; children under 6 years are free. Routt County residents are free with I.D. « less
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It cost $6 per person to enter the museum but I felt like it was worth the money to learn about the history of Steamboat and how it turned into a ski town from a cow town. It is very small but it is jam packed with all kinds of tidbits that will keep you interested for a couple of... More

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Council Bluffs
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A fun way to learn more about the town and the area. They have a treasure hunt game to keep kids engaged and entertained. Would recommend it on a rainy day when you can't enjoy the outdoors.

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Union, MI
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Especially loved the artifacts throughout the home; in the kitchen, bedrooms, etc. Lots of antiques! Also, great history of the town and area.

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Mosinee, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

This was a nice stop on our way through northwestern Colorado! The museum contains many artifacts from Steamboat's early days. There is a nice history of winter sports in the area. Part of the museum is a Victorian era house that provides a glimpse of the life of one of Steamboat's wealthier families. The museum is staffed by locals who... More

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Orlando, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Museum offers free tours on Tues, Wed and Thurs. Today we did the Olympic Historical Walking Tour (Tuesday). Our local guide, Marianne, did a great job of sharing many interesting facts regarding the connection between Steamboat Springs and the Olympics, as well as many other subjects. We even got to talk with Adam Loomis while the US National Nordic... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Half of the museum is the history of skiing in the area and pioneers of the area. That is interesting and they have lots of artifacts. The other half is a replica of a victorian house from the turn of the century. It is really cool to see how a victorian house would have looked. It was a little creepy... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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145 reviews 145 reviews
51 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This museum is a must-do attraction when in Steamboat Springs. It's a nice reminder that there's more to the area than the people who come to town for a few days to ski. The exhibits are really informative and easy to digest, and you can do the museum in a pretty short amount of time. The volunteers who were working... More

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Paris, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Our group visited here to find out more about the history of Steamboat Springs. We enjoyed our self-guided tour of the museum, the Victorian House and the snowflake exhibit. If you need a day to get off the slopes and do something different, you might be interested in a visit here. Easy to find...on the corner of 8th and Oak... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
39 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I like this museum. It is very simple and informative if you are interested in U.S. "Western" culture and settlers. Steamboat Springs is a great place.

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Durango, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Amazing to see how the pioneers lived in SNOWY Steamboat before Snow Cats, snowmobiles, central heat!, beautifully manicured slopes AND streets in the snowiest of winters. Great photos and artifacts of that old-time life. Fun hour or couple of hours.

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