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Address: 800 Oak St., Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
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+1 970-879-2214
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Official site of the Tread of Pioneers Museum! The Tread of Pioneers Museum...

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.

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We stumbled on their "behind the scenes" tour from the local daily. It took you back into the artifacts not on display. The curator obviously loves her work and her knowledge and... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2017
Susanne H
Great Falls, Virginia
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Great Falls, Virginia
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Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on their "behind the scenes" tour from the local daily. It took you back into the artifacts not on display. The curator obviously loves her work and her knowledge and enthusiasm shows. Even without that, it was a great snapshot of Steamboat Springs history from the settlement to its Olympic history. Connected is also a furnished historic home... More 

Thank Susanne H
Curtis, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2017

My grand children ages three to eight enjoyed the history hunt. My 70+year old husband enjoyed it, too.

Thank Marilyn F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2017

This museum is small but has some really neat items. I enjoyed the old pictures and their captions. The kids really enjoyed the scavenger hunt!

Thank syrenarez
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Interesting presentations of pioneer lives and times, including some videos and audios that enhance the other exhibits. Includes a nice Victorian home. Spent about an hour and a half and was well worth the time and the reasonable fee. Parking available nearby on the street or in close public lot.

Thank John M
Seattle, Washington
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

I like local museums but the quality can be widely variable. This one is simply excellent. It presented a very good history of Steamboat Springs extending from the original Utes to settlers to development of the skiing industry in this area. It was not overwhelming but it still took a very pleasant 2 hours to meander through the exhibits. The... More 

Thank AugieD0ggie
Big Spring, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

There was so much history in one small building. Very well put together and very interesting. The Victorian house was a bonus and beautiful

Thank Cl L
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 18, 2016

all kinds of information and great history, the exhibits are so informative and relative to Steamboat and the surrounding are and will make us return for more experiences

Thank fergusonphotog
Keenesburg, Colorado
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7 reviews
Reviewed August 31, 2016

We really enjoyed learning the history of Steamboat Springs and seeing how the settlers arrived. Worth every penny to step back in time.

Thank poppops3
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Tons of local history in a tiny little house. Very well done, lots of artifacts, especially about all of the Olympians to come out of the area! Very sweet and attentive employee/volunteers, and activities that held the attention of a tech pre-teen and hands on elementary child.

Thank Megan L
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed August 7, 2016

I grew up a few hours from Steamboat and have been there numerous times, but I learned more about the history of Steamboat in one hour at the museum than I did in a dozen previous trips! The Tread of Pioneers Museum is a charming look into the history of Steamboat Springs. Many Colorado resorts were the inspiration of corporations... More 

Thank Julie L

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