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Address: 830 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone Number: 970-879-1822
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Description: F.M. Light & Sons is Steamboat Springs’ historic clothing store and...
F.M. Light & Sons is Steamboat Springs’ historic clothing store and special place where customers enjoy a step back into the old west while browsing among many original fixtures from one hundred years ago. Founded in 1905 by Francis Marion Light (who preferred to be called Frank), the store is still family owned and operated by the fifth generation.The year 2005 marked the 100th anniversary of the F.M. Light & Sons store. A store still in the family after five generations and built on a philosophy of providing quality merchandise and fair prices. Stepping into F.M. Light and Sons provides you with a true western experience. We carry authentic western wear such as cowboy boots, hats, shirts and jeans. Brands:Old Gringo, Dan Post, Corral, Lucchese, Ariat, Justin, Tony Lama, Stetson, O'Farrell, Bailey, Resistol, Pendleton, Royal Robbins, Ryan Michael, Outback Trading Company, Scully, Wahmaker, Cinch, Cruel Girl, Levi, Wrangler, Woolrich, Rockmount, Southern Thread, Barnfly, George Strait, Carhartt, and much more.Stop by and say hello to the fifth generation owners, Chris and Lindsay!
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The signs got me!!

I had been driving on Route 40 and noticed the dozens (hundreds?) of hand painted signs for this regional outfitter. Naturally, I had to stop in an see what it was all about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I had been driving on Route 40 and noticed the dozens (hundreds?) of hand painted signs for this regional outfitter. Naturally, I had to stop in an see what it was all about. The shop was smaller than I had imagined but it was jam packed with all sorts of western wear. Boots. Cowboy hats. Outer wear. You name it!... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Saw the advertising boards miles before we even got to Steamboat Springs so just had to visit. Such an array of beautiful boots and hats, and fascinating to see how the hats are moulded to shape by hand : Very friendly staff. Of course rather pricey which one can expect.

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

So glad you stopped by and enjoyed your stay, Sandy! Enjoy the rest of your stay in Steamboat and hope to see you again next time you are in town! More 

Litchfield Park, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We read the history of the store and were motivated to visit it. A great history of perseverance and accomplishment ... a testament to the American Dream. Nice selection of hats and quality clothing. The only negative thing I would say is that we were disappointed to see some "made in China" items... only because it is a piece of... More 

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful and informed review, Julie and Jack! We are so glad you were motivated to come in and see what we are all about and that you enjoyed what you found. We strive to find and promote as many "Made in the USA" brands that we are able. Second to that, we do our best to... More 

Saint Joseph, Missouri
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This shop is wonderful. The staff is so friendly and helpful. My daughter had been wanting some new boots. Like any teenage girl she needed to try on several pair. The staff were great with her and her indecisive ways. My boys age 9 and 11 loved look around at all the cool western stuff. The discount rack was very... More 

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thank you R. Bailey for your wonderful review! We are so glad that you and your entire family enjoyed your visit. It means a lot when people take time to express their appreciation, and likewise, we appreciate your business. More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great staff, great selection of hats and boots. Good discount rack, and of course the classic pony out front for the kids. The heart of Steamboat Springs. Love this place.

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thanks for the great write-up, doc! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and that we were able to enrich your stay in the Yampa Valley. Come back again sometime! More 

Denver, Colorado
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104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is the place you'll find it. Anything your heart desires in western apperal. They have been in business forever. You won't miss the advertising signs leading up the highway to their store either. They have a huge wall of boots. Every size, shape, and color. If nothing else, it's fun to stop in and see why they have so... More 

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thank you for making the time to write us such a kind review! We are always pleased to hear how people have enjoyed their experience with us. Lightning (our equine mascot) appreciates all of the attention he gets from our young visitors. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in town! More 

Castle Rock, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Stopped in after lunch and on the way out of town, after a long weekend family ski outing, with my wife and one of my daughters. I have been keeping an eye out for hunting/cold weather boots that fit with soles I liked and had found some Rocky Boots and others in the recent past that I would have purchased... More 

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Your review is both kind and humbling, Gary. Thank you for taking the time to say such wonderful things. We are so happy that you found precisely what you have been looking for, and that you enjoyed your experience to boot (sorry, couldn't think of my own pun!). We enjoy providing our customers with friendly service which goes to show... More 

shakopee, Minnesota, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Bought several items including some shoes and a shirt for my daughter. The items were stylish and the kind of quality we were looking for. Staff were helpful, and the prices were as expected.

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words! We are glad that we were able to help you find exactly what you were looking for. We appreciate your business and your thoughtfulness in leaving us a great review. More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

If you are traveling to Steamboat Springs, a stop at FM Light & Sons should be on your list of things to do while you are in town. A visit to this store will take you back in time, making you feel like you've just experienced a little piece of the wild west. With the help of the friendliest sales... More 

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Thank you Rosie for such a wonderful review! We love being a part of your Steamboat Springs tradition and are glad that you enjoyed your visit so much. Hearing stories like these are what makes our job so special. Especially when we know that people enjoy the boot wall as much as we do. More 

San Antonio, Texas
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60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

First, I love the signs, the signs can be seen on the drive in, and they are great. They are the reason we stopped in to check out the place. We were greeted right away and offered help. We looked the store over and found a few little things to buy. We were impressed with the quality of the clothing.... More 

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Dawson L, Public Relations Manager at F.M. Light & Sons, responded to this review

Floyd, it's good to hear that you decided to stop by and that you enjoyed your visit! We would love to see you next time you are in town. Thank you so much for kind words and for taking the time to give us a wonderful review. It's always good to hear how we've been able to make your Steamboat... More 

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Additional Information about F.M. Light & Sons

Address: 830 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone Number: 970-879-1822
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 9:30 pm

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