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Stanley Steam Car Museum

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Address: 333 E Wonder View Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-9665
Phone Number: (970) 577-4110
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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My two 17 year old grandchildren and I watched the movie "The Shining" the night before our tour of the Stanley house, so that made it that much more interesting. Beyond that part... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
Edward M
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39 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a car in the lobby of the stanly Hotel. while the hotel is beautiful dont even bother unless you are going to do the Hotel tour.

Thank Jessica M
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The "museum" is in the lobby of the Stanley Hotel. One car is presented. Had to pay $10 parking fee (half of it was redeemed if you ate at the cafe).

1 Thank JayWeb
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

As an old employee of the Stanley, I can personally attest that The Stanley does NOT have a car museum. There is a small room of historical artifacts that pertain to the hotel of sorts but nothing car related. So I'm confused as to why people leave comments on here about tours, the restaurant etc...

2 Thank Fjallmenn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

My two 17 year old grandchildren and I watched the movie "The Shining" the night before our tour of the Stanley house, so that made it that much more interesting. Beyond that part of the hotel is was a very interesting and educational tour.

1 Thank Edward M
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The tours are really great. There are two different tours but they both are great. Gives you a great history of the hotel and the man that came to build the hotel.

1 Thank Tina A
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The story about how the Stanley Hotel came to be built in Estes Park is almost as interesting as the man who did it. Freelan Oscar Stanley, an American inventor, hotelier and businessman, was co-founder, with his twin brother Francis Edgar Stanley, of the Stanley Motor Carriage Company which built the famed Stanley Steamer. In 1903, at age 54, F.O.... More 

1 Thank Taylor B
Bryan, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Yes, its the Stanley, revered for its ghost stories and movie filming. But, its also the story of how one of America's early industrialists made his fortune and then how he spent it. An entertaining time for all.

Thank Larry A
Olney, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I would love to stay at the Stanley for a true experience at this classic resort hotel. Just visiting was still a treat, even though it's more-than-a-bit touristy. But if that what it takes to keep the grande dame running, doesn't matter. The cars were cool. So were the public rooms. And we had a great breakfast at the Cascades.

Thank bagnato1
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

My sister talked me into going to this and I loved it! It was beautiful! We ate a bison burger in the restaurant, it was delicious! My sister took 3 pictures of the back of the house in one of them you can see a faint picture of a bearded man.

Thank Queeny259
Erie, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Tried calling all the numbers; everything got forwarded but the person answering knew nothing about the museum.

1 Thank tim g

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