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Estes Park Museum

200 4th St, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
970 586 6256
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Ranked #13 of 39 attractions in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Apr 6, 2014
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Decatur
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Very nice local museum, with no entrance charge. It is supported by the city and well done. Plenty of history and relics to read about and view. Very pleasant and informative staff.

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Greeley, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We really loved the history, It isn't huge but it is cozy. They make you feel at home. If you enjoy pioneer history this is the place to go . It is a must see. Estes has a wonderful story! I am wanting to live there. Great place!

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St. Louis
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Go to the museum early in your trip to better understand some of the sights you'll see and stories you'll hear later. Well done and quite enjoyable.

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Lenexa, KS
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Interesting facts about the history of Estes Park and it's inhabitants. Nice gentleman in the lobby that greets everyone and answers questions.

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Atlantic, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Lovely museum, gave interesting information about Estes Park history and took less than an hour to go through. The people at the museum seemed happy to be there and answered my one question knowledgeably. I recommend if you're interested in Estes history!

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Mason City, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Nicely presented information about the Stanley Hotel, about electricity generation and how it developed in Estes Park, and about the Stanley Steamer. Fun to see the old equipment. The volunteer docent was great!

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Stockton Springs, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We loved the Stanley Steamer display because we are from Maine where F.E. Stanley and F.O. Stanley were born. A fascinating video of the old Stanley Steamer starring Jaye Leno who is a Stanley Steamer aficionado! Butterfly collection also amazing.

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Austin, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This free museum is a quick way to learn about the history of the town. The museum is located on Hwy 36 as you enter town right near Lake Estes. There is a small gift shop that mostly has books about Estes Park. The museum is pretty small and you can probably make it through in 30-45 minutes. The outdoor... More

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