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Frontier Historical Museum

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Address: 1001 Colorado Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-3319
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+1 970-945-4448
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A Must See

My husband and I loved this museum. There were so many displays from the past. We would highly recommend touring this this museum.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 27, 2016
Douglas P
Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
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Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

My husband and I loved this museum. There were so many displays from the past. We would highly recommend touring this this museum.

Thank Douglas P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

This is a small museum, actually located in an old home, but it's definitely worth your time. There's a lot of history in there, and the volunteer at the front desk was very knowledgeable.

Thank MekaMeka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

For our family this was a 30 min to an hour stop. The kids had things to do as they had an activity sheet that they had to find things in the building. Had a few neat facts.

Thank Renee L
United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Museum is in a historic house built in 1900's. Cost is $4pp, discount for seniors and kids. There are nice displays about Doc Holliday and Kid Curry as well as furniture pieces and kitchen utensils from that period. Upstairs is a replica of a bedroom from a house in Leadville and an interesting room about mining. The staff were very... More 

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Hammond, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

It was a drizzly day so we decided to do something indoors. This is a small but interesting museum housed in an old house. Interesting collection of artifacts that are mainly about the town of Glenwood Springs, which was fine with us. Admission is cheap, 3 dollars each for seniors and I think 4 for the young folks. Well worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

It's another house in the neighborhood but when you go inside, there is a plethora of artifacts, many of which you can touch. The kids were given a paper for a scavenger hunt to find various museum pieces, which kept them engaged and interested in the museum. You could go through it twice and see brand new things.

1 Thank Lynnette L
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Go back in time. Vision the late 1800's in the west. Very worthwhile!!! If you are interested, come to the Ghost Walk in the fall to visit Doc Joliday's grave around Halloween.

Thank KrisLChad
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

This is a little gem in Glenwood Springs. It's a former private residence that was granted to the Historical Society. There are lots of hands-on items inside, which is unusual for a museum. It's very well done and a fun stop if you're in the area and have any interest in the local history, which is rich and abundant.

Thank LP303
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Step back into the early 1900's. Just off the main street in a residential area. Cost is $4 adults and $2 children. Good selection of pictures, text, and household furnishings and items. Very interesting in how far we have come, yet how much remains the same. The stairs creak just like in my grandparent's home.

1 Thank AZ1912
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

The lady that was giving us information on the museum and items on display was very knowledgeable on everything and friendly. It's a pretty quick trip, but you learn a lot about the town history and living in the 1880s. It's child friendly and hands on. I enjoyed doing a scavenger hunt of items in the museum meant for the... More 

Thank Takisha D

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