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Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum

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Quick way to understand town history

$5 admission, and basically one large room that covers the basic history of the town and the... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2019
Denver, Colorado
Worth a visit for the origins of Crested Butte Ski history

A funky reminder of how the history of European skiing met at this location for provisions and... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2018
Sydney, Australia
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331 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9407
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Reviewed June 25, 2019

$5 admission, and basically one large room that covers the basic history of the town and the region, including the Ute tribes that predated settlers of European descent. The negative impact of mining on health and environment is not explored (check out Telluride's museum for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed January 4, 2019

Unfriendly staff do not greet visiters. Small exhibit not much older than 1955. Some good cheap gift items. No museum quality items.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank richard s
Reviewed November 9, 2018

A funky reminder of how the history of European skiing met at this location for provisions and social contact Great original items and photos on show.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GazandJude
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Cool diversion right downtown. Everything from coal mining to Mt Bike history. Arguably Mt. biking started in Crested Butte with a guy stealing the deraillier off his sisters 10 speed and adding to his fat tire townie.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank hmm0205
Reviewed August 29, 2018

There is a large area to look through for great points of interest on the history of CB,. They also have an additional area for a nominal fee. Very interesting pieces of history to learn about the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 620pamh
Reviewed August 5, 2018

What a cool little place, providing an insightful and interesting view into the past of Crested Butte and surrounding areas. We actually did the walking tour (and the guide is a total character by herself), and learned about the buildings downtown on Elk Avenue, about...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cowslower
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We have been to the Museum many times and we always find something new to appreciate. I highly recommend visiting the museum to learn about how Crested Butte is the amazing town it is today. They also have a great free gift shop open to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kimiraines
Reviewed July 24, 2017

The museum is a priceless time machine to what makes Crested Butte as special as it is. It does not take a lot of time to see, but the information you will glean is well worth the time. Check out the old-timers photos on the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank BuddaChar
Reviewed July 10, 2017

The staff was friendly and knowledgeable as well as helpful. Very good information about the area's history.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Stella M
Reviewed March 6, 2017

Don't go and think this is a fancy museum. This place is very down to earth, very quiet. A lot of reading and history. Don't miss the running train display in the back, fun to watch.

Date of experience: October 2016
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