Tread of Pioneers Museum

Tread of Pioneers Museum, Steamboat Springs: Hours, Address, Tread of Pioneers Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Tread of Pioneers Museum
4.5
Historic Sites • Libraries • History Museums
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors over 62; $2 children for children ages 6 - 12; children under 6 years are free. Routt County residents are free with I.D.
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Wandering_97340
Fernandina Beach, FL76 contributions
This is specifically about their FREE historical walking tour lasting 1 1/2 hours.
The guide spent a half-hour on the museum porch talking about the early history of Steamboat Springs and then the last hour involved walking through the downtown and learning about the architecture and history of the old buildings.
This is a great tour for those people who like to know some of the backstory of a community.
Highly recommend.
Written July 28, 2022
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spokanephil
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The Tread of Pioneers Museum is conveniently located just off downtown in a former residence. Being somewhat a history buff, we spent two hours looking at all the exhibits and reading the interesting history of the settlement of the area as well as it's later development as a ski destination. Very well done, and worth the modest entry fee.
Written February 4, 2020
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Thank you so much for your five star review! We hope to see you soon!
Written March 5, 2021
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Karena H
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I've only been here once, but looking forward to going again! There appears to be a featured exhibit that changes, along with the fascinating history of the Yampa Valley and Steamboat Springs. Another part of the museum is an actual house, furnished with antiques and artifacts as it would have been back when the area was settled by those pioneers. A great balance of things to look at and things to read about!
Written January 18, 2022
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Gail F
Elmwood Park, IL3 contributions
Couples
Visited today. Staff was very friendly and helpful - first day of opening since coronavirus shutdown. Impressive displays of town history both historical and natural, providing information about the Ute Indians, the hot springs as well as ranching, mining and skiing. Definitely worth a visit!
Written September 4, 2020
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Thank you so much for your five star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will return soon!
Written March 5, 2021
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mrduffy
California Hot Springs, CA45 contributions
Family
You can see everything and read all the placards in a short span. My kind of museum. ;-) The old furniture and tools are really interesting--like an old bear trap, and a couple of neat antique pianos--and so is the ski stuff they have. Our favorite was the old chair lift. It's an appealing mix of Colorado rancher/military/pioneer/ski history.
Written February 13, 2015
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Thank you for your four star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit! Come again soon as we have new exhibits, programs and events added regularly.
Written June 23, 2017
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llhmel
Centreville, VA25 contributions
Couples
We stopped by the museum with my elderly folks. We all really enjoyed the museum. It’s not expensive, we took advantage of the Senior & Veterans discount. It’s very nicely designed, informative & interactive. We spent about an hour, taking our time. The staff was very friendly & helpful. Nice bit of history & was great to see Ski & Indian influences as it relates to Steamboat Springs.
Written November 14, 2019
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Thank you for your four star review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. We hope you will return to see changing exhibits, or attend and tour, program or event!
Written November 15, 2019
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Thomas C L
Tulum7 contributions
Family
The walking tour of Steamboat was very informative. The guide, Marieanne Capra, gave our group great insight into pioneer life in Steamboat.
Written September 5, 2015
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Thank you for your five star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit! Come again soon as we have new exhibits, programs and events added regularly. Marianne will be again leading the Olympic Heritage and Downtown Historical Walking Tours this summer.
Written June 23, 2017
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AsianAmericanWoman
Los Angeles, CA21 contributions
Couples
The museums covers a lot of themes. I especially love the history of the types of skis used and the ski samples they have. Its a great place to absorb some history of Steamboat Springs and appreciate what many have contributed to this town. For a rest day from skiing, this is the place to be.
Written April 6, 2012
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Red4life270
Leitchfield, KY194 contributions
Solo
Being a former history teacher, I am always seeking a museum to learn about fhe history of the area.

Tread of Pioneer Museum covers the people, events and history of the Steamboat Springs area through artifacts, pictures, displays and videos. The Victorian house part of the museum offers insight into pioneer living with tributes to things that helped shape the area.

Well worth the price of admission (General - $6; Seniors - $5).
Written October 4, 2019
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Thank you for your five star review! We hope you will return again for new exhibits, programs, tours and events!
Written October 7, 2019
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A_Andy2014
Stuttgart, Germany229 contributions
Family
Great history lesson on how Steamboat evolved and how the early settlers came to build up the town from nothing to what it is today...also has a nice compilation on the Olympic athletes that have come for Steamboat over the years, 92 to be exact and more than any other town in the USA. very cool to visit even for your younger kids or teens.
Written July 20, 2019
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Thank you so much for your five star review! We so appreciate your time to provide feedback, and hope you will be back soon!
Written July 23, 2019
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  • Tue - Sat 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM