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Estes Park Museum

200 4th St, Estes Park, CO 80517
970 586 6256
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Ranked #19 of 43 attractions in Estes Park
Type: History Museums
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Allenspark, CO
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Always like to visit. Their special events and programs are very well done and give a unique glimpse of local history. It's a lovely facility--very clean and bright--with a great little gift shop.

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71 reviews 71 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Nice thing to do to give the kids an idea of the Estes Park of yesteryear. We enjoyed the little ground squirrels outside near the old log house and looking in to see how it was furnished etc. Very convenient location across from the lake. Nice facility. Small and manageable.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Estes Park Museum gets better and better every year and its free! All exhibits are family-friendly, handicap accessible and not overwhelming for children. The main building has an introductory video, displays about early Estes Park, mining, tourism, settlers, the historic Park Theatre, and Rocky Mountain National Park. There is a Stanley Steamer in the hotel display. Also on the... More

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Windsor, Colorado
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83 reviews 83 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

If you go to the Estes Park Museum, you will understand that Estes Park has been a favorite destination for tourists for over a hundred years! Entrepreneurs recognized very early what an astounding place Estes Park was and still is. Those same people were responsible for building the first roads into Estes Park. Look at some of the photos of... More

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Totally free really liked it. Nice employees. Gift shop attached. Pretty cool exhibits had a lot about Estes Park in the surrounding area. Learned a lot here about history.

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Denver
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

While this museum might look small on the outside, it's big on the inside with high-quality exhibits and excellent interpretive signage.

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Littleton, Colorado
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121 reviews 121 reviews
22 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is really a nice way to learn a bit about the area and how it was discovered, founded and developed over the years. The log cabin is a nice touch (decorated in frontier furnishings). They also relocated the original building for the National Park HQ to this location. The photos and interactive exhibits make it painless to understand what... More

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Bedford
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37 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The woman who greets you is as gracious as she might be if you were visiting her home! A short video to watch and then several small rooms in which to enjoy the history of the area. Be sure to look at the tree and the timeline corresponding to each of its rings. Fascinating!!

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Decatur
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I enjoyed this museum and the little log cabin out back. Nice exhibits, interesting displays covering the history of the area and the people who were involved in the founding of the town. I enjoyed it.

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Savannah, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is a small museum, but it's also free and very informative. It's a great place to brush up on the history of the area, from Joel Estes and his family settling there, then leaving, to its seemingly inevitable turn from ranching to tourism, to its awful flood which was so sadly recently repeated. Unfortunately, the projector was down when... More

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