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“Meet the historical locals” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tread of Pioneers Museum

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
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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.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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“Meet the historical locals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

A good introduction to what makes Steamboat special. Ranching, skiing and mining are the roots of Steamboat and a visit to the museum will help you understand and appreciate what Steamboat has to offer.

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Evanston, Wyoming
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“If you love local museums, this one is for you!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

This museum has something for all who visit Steamboat, it has a great historical retrospective on skiing, but also for the history buff, non-skier or lookyloo, it has interesting exhibits that speak to Steamboat's past. I especially loved the exhibits about early life in this vibrant community including period clothing furniture and household goods. The kids loved the early ski apparel and equipment. My youngest grand daughter decided the bedroom exhibit upstairs was haunted. The volunteer was helpful and friendly, the museum is well priced and a wonderful way to spend time when not skiing, eating and shopping in this great community. I will visit it again, and encourage all to do so as well!

Visited February 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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“Interesting and Entertaining!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

A small but very interesting little museum about Steamboat. There's a variety of exhibits, from the history of the area, skiing, and how Steamboat became Ski-Town USA, with a look at those who made the town what it is. Learn about the father of skiing in Colorado, a Norwegian who brought the sport to Steamboat and started their winter festival still going on to this day.
There is also a very interesting exhibit of the traditional Victorian house, with the authentic articles and furnishings of the day. It is definitely worth the entrance fee.

Visited February 2012
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Steamboat Springs, CO
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“A Great Small Town Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

This is a real gem if you're into history and what things were like in the past. It's a little small, and kids may rip through it pretty fast, but it's an amazing keeper of Steamboat and Yampa Valley history. If you love history and look into the past, you'll love this place. If you have lots of antsy kids, they'll be through this place pretty quick.

Visited December 2011
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Hellifield, United Kingdom
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“Step back in time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

Good insite into the early Pioneering days and some good exhibits.

Visited December 2011
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