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Stanley Steam Car Museum

333 Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 577-4110
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Ranked #16 of 24 Attractions in Estes Park
Type: Museums
Attraction details
Type: Museums
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Buffalo, New York
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486 reviews 486 reviews
252 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We've been here several times. Always enjoy coming back. It's a wonderful place to visit. The museum and the ghost tour are lots of fun It's a must to go to the bar & sample one of the superb whiskey offerings. They have one of the best stock bars in Colorado

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Naperville, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was a big disappointment to the 8 of us that went. The tour takes you in store rooms and then we sat in a room waiting for a door to shut...just nonsense. We did go see the OUTSIDE of room 237. HOWEVER that is wrong ... Steven King used room 217 in his series. We also saw the faucet... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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955 reviews 955 reviews
762 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a wonderful hotel and the museum tour is a must do. It takes you thru the basement and to the rooms of the shining. The Stanley steamer and sever versions are part of the tour it was fun and definitely worth it

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

As a history buff and movie buff, I've wanted to go to the Stanley for years. It didn't disappoint. Other reviewers are saying they were charged $5 for parking. However, my wife and I stopped by there twice and we weren't charged at all on either visit. Either way, we would have gladly paid for the $5. It's an awesome... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I went on the 9:30pm ghost tour at The Stanley Hotel. Needless to say, we were there for 3 hours because we were the last tour! We had some amazing experiences, but I don't want to give anything away. This is totally worth checking out!

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Yes we were surprised about the parking fee, but since we decided to spend the day here, eat,take the history tour, and view the museum, the fee went toward our purposes. We did almost walk away from the dining room when asked if we had a reservation. (the room was empty.) The hostess seated us anyway. In fact, everyone was... More 

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Elgin, Illinois, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

we were just there on a family vacation. We thought it would be nice to go into the Stanley Hotel for a cocktail and get the kids some ice cream. The guy at the gate charges five bucks for parking. some people may call me cheap. But I have principles. I'm not going to pay $5 for parking when im... More 

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Urbandale, Iowa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went to the Stanley hotel and the front desk stated no the museum is not open to take public charged 5 dollars to park The website attached goes to a site in Maine

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San Juan, PR
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133 reviews 133 reviews
21 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were interested in checking out the lobby of the Stanley Hotel, and perhaps acquiring a souvenir, but were surprised that the hotel is charging $ to park in their lot. So, they lost potential customers, and we settled for a photo from the road. They are really milking their "fame" for all it's worth!

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Chandler, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I had fun visiting the museum. I wish there was more of a flow on where to look at things, but overall it was a great experience. It would be more for pre-teen to adults than little ones.

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