MacGregor Ranch Museum

MacGregor Ranch Museum, Estes Park: Hours, Address, MacGregor Ranch Museum Reviews: 5/5

MacGregor Ranch Museum
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Jennifer Kaylor
7 contributions
Old cowboy made us not want to return
Jun 2019 • Family
My mother and I visited MacGregor Ranch museum to visit one afternoon shortly after my father passed away. We went to the gift shop and the wonderful sweet and kind woman working told us we could walk the property since we missed the tour but we could just not go inside the historic home, which we were fine with. So about 15 minutes into my mom and I walking around the ranch, we heard an old cowboy whistling and yelling all the way across the ranch at us to come back. Needless to say we were not sure he was talking to us, we were not sure what was going on and it was incredibly embarrassing for my mom and I. We walked back towards the gift shop and he just frowned at us and didn't say a word. It was incredibly embarrassing and to this day I'm not sure what we did wrong. The woman in the gift shop had to come out and apologize to us and explained she had told the old cowboy we were fine doing what we were doing but apparently he had his own agenda and we were not in it. Needless to say we did not feel welcomed by the old cowboy at all in fact I will not be visiting this Ranch again. Huge bummer considering I'm very involved with local history and on numerous committees!! Honestly my mom and I were walking holding hands having a moment talking about my father, and I question if the old cowboy thought it was two women in a relationship and he didn't like what he saw. That would explain why he had nothing to say to us when we returned upon his rude request of whistling and yelling across at us to return.
Written February 3, 2020
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Gary N
Victoria, TX18 contributions
Interesting history of the area.
Aug 2019
This is still a working ranch with lots of history of the Estes Park area. Our docent was very knowledgeable and took lots of time to explain the unique history of the area. Really enjoyed it!
Written August 20, 2019
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Janet F
Highlands Ranch, CO1,172 contributions
Wonderful Views and History
Aug 2019
This place is truly a hidden gem. First of all, don’t follow your GPS. It is wrong. Call for directions, or look it up. This ranch is one of the finest examples of an early homestead ranch anywhere in Colorado. It features stunning views, a wonderful main house that you can take a tour of, and numerous outbuildings , as well as a large garden and beautiful hay meadow. Jenny, our tour guide, was the best. She gave us lots of information about both the house and it’s occupants. This is a wonderful place to visit if you are in Estes Park.
Written August 16, 2019
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Nichol G
79 contributions
Great History
Aug 2019 • Family
Great History about Colorado, Estes Park, and The McGregor family. Goes hand in hand with the Stanley hotel and Elkhorn Lodge. Staff was very nice. Kids are free as it’s an educational facility. Only criticism would be to streamline the talking points as it loses young children quickly.
Written August 10, 2019
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Myrna G
Beavercreek, OH20 contributions
Very informative
Jul 2019 • Couples
Interesting look into the past. Denny did a good of sharing stories and the history or the ranch. Great off the beaten path tour.
Written July 26, 2019
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JEHfromVA
Chester, VA86 contributions
Hidden GEm
Jul 2019 • Family
Really a special place in the history of the town that most people miss. Interesting pioneer family property that more people need to visit
Written July 21, 2019
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Ronald M
Kingwood, TX61 contributions
Interesting piece of history
Jun 2019 • Family
We took out 7, 8, and 10 year old kids here while we were on a short vacation in Estes park. The docent was very knowledgable and interesting. The kids thought it was very neat that the family matriarch was related to Laura ingalls wilder. We probably spent about 90 minutes exploring the outbuildings, and having the tour of the house.
Written June 19, 2019
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Pam J
Omaha18 contributions
Estes history galore
Jul 2018 • Family
This still-working ranch sits below the great Twin Owls in the Lumpy Ridge area. What a setting! The house is an awesome depiction of the late 1800s.
Written June 14, 2019
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S R
Florida282 contributions
Great Place for all ages to learn about pioneers
Jun 2019 • Couples
Spent about an hour here, did the docent tour of house, complete with original furnishings. Also, has out buildings to explore, and is actually a working ranch, today, with Angus cattle on property, and chicken coop, garden, and small gift shop.
Written June 9, 2019
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blackbyrd
Taos, NM85 contributions
History at it's best!
Aug 2018 • Couples
This is a beautiful, working ranch that was one of the finest and earliest in the Estes Park area. The MacGregor's built a lovely ranch house and outbuildings, which to this day remains a working ranch under a trust that Muriel MacGregor set up to make sure the ranch would remain for educational/historical purposes upon her death in 1970. There are not as many acres left as the original ranch had, but it is still impressive. The original home is filled with artifacts from the MacGregor family and gives you a good feel for what life would have been like for them in the 1870's. The tour is well worth it, with access to the home, milk house, smoke house, the blacksmith's and part of the property. Murial and her parents have a small mausoleum on the property, Alexander and Clara died in 1950, Muriel died in 1970 at the age of 66. The views are outstanding, the ranch beautiful. The docents there are very knowledgable and can answer just about any question you might throw at them! It certainly makes you ponder what things might have been like in the early days of Estes Park. This is something you don't want to miss, especially if history is your thing. Be sure to check if the tours are operating, they have closed this year for the season (Aug 25th, 2018)
Written August 28, 2018
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MacGregor Ranch Museum is open:
  • Tue - Wed 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 12:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


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