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Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum

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Address: 331 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9407
Phone Number: 970-349-1880
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Walking the main street of Crested Butte , passing many t-shirt shops, candy shops, clothing and sporting stores, it was refreshing to find a "museum". Now in Crested Butte... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Thomas H
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking the main street of Crested Butte , passing many t-shirt shops, candy shops, clothing and sporting stores, it was refreshing to find a "museum". Now in Crested Butte, even a museum needs to sell a few curios, but I found the items for sale to be more interesting. Another good thing about this place is that the manager had... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 758 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

If you know – even just a bit – of history, then you don't need to stop here. Or to pay the admission. Or to take the “historical tour of downtown”. The “museum” is one big room which is 70% bicycles & skiing and 30% history, mainly B&W photographs of famous local residents. The heritage of Crested Butte is not... More 

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Yes this is a first class museum that tells the local history and true stories of Crested Butte. Sking and biking and mining all come together here...making Crested Butte and the Elk Mountains the best town in the most beautiful areas in all of Colorado. A must when in Crested Butte and in my experience for all ages.

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Gilmer, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Wonderful old store front with a great gift store especially for children's gifts. Also bicycle themed gifts and Colorado specific gifts and books. I never fail to make a purchase. The museum is a separate fee.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Stumbled upon this place while exploring downtown Crested Butte w/ my kids (8, 5 & 3). I just thought it was a neat little store from the outside, and then walked in to discover it's an old general store they've maintained with tons of old artifacts. You completely have the feel of walking into a general store from the late... More 

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South Shore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

stop by...super interesting. Thety also seel the wild flower posters that are always nice to collect.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This keepsake museum is housed in an old gas station. It highlight the history of the town and the settlers who made it their home. It talked a bit about the Ute Indian heritage, more about the coal mining era and then the skiing history and mountain bike influence. A lot of fun and interesting artifacts.

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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wonderful piece of CB history, with friendly folks willing to answer questions and show you around. Store front with small museum in the back. $4 admission for museum goes to a great cause. Free bathrooms.

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Very informative and lots of photos of days gone by. Made our visit to Crested Butte a little bit more personal.

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Not much to say about this place. I've been twice really just went in to get out of the elements. Only takes about 10 minutes to get a good look around and really there's not a whole lot to look at. The forming of the mines were interesting but I couldn't really get any info from the staff. I learned... More 

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