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“A Great Small Town Museum”

Tread of Pioneers Museum
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Steamboat Springs, CO
Level 6 Contributor
193 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“A Great Small Town Museum”
Reviewed December 24, 2011

This is a real gem if you're into history and what things were like in the past. It's a little small, and kids may rip through it pretty fast, but it's an amazing keeper of Steamboat and Yampa Valley history. If you love history and look into the past, you'll love this place. If you have lots of antsy kids, they'll be through this place pretty quick.

Visited December 2011
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Hellifield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Step back in time”
Reviewed December 17, 2011

Good insite into the early Pioneering days and some good exhibits.

Visited December 2011
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Naples, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
441 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 605 helpful votes
“Learn About Steamboat's History”
Reviewed September 18, 2011

This small museum is a good place to spent an hour or two to learn about the founding and history of Steamboat Springs through different eras. There are exhibits on the first floor showing Steamboat in the 1960's and the development of ski equipment from the 1800's to the present. Also, there is a room dedicated to the development of the town and the ski area with lots of interesting photos and interactive displays. I also like the fact that founding families like the Crawfords and Allens are honored with displays of their history and geneology. There are recreated rooms of a Victorian era house with loads of original items and a room with a very interesting firearms collection. Touring is self-guided. There is a half price admission coupon in a brochure found in a coupon book that is widely distributed in hotels and other places in the area.

Visited September 2011
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Steamboat Springs
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7 reviews
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“Interesting if you are into history”
Reviewed August 13, 2009

I am not, but this was interesting look back at local and western history. We spent and hour or so.

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