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“Great information and well presented”

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.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great information and well presented”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

Half of the museum is the history of skiing in the area and pioneers of the area. That is interesting and they have lots of artifacts. The other half is a replica of a victorian house from the turn of the century. It is really cool to see how a victorian house would have looked. It was a little creepy in the house part because we were the only ones in there. Later we did find out there is supposedly a ghost that haunts it. We didn't see anything but there was a general creepiness in the house section. The volunteer at the front desk was very nice and seemed very passionate about the museum. It's a great stop on a rainy/snowy day especially if you love history.

Visited April 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
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176 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great local history museum”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

This museum is a must-do attraction when in Steamboat Springs. It's a nice reminder that there's more to the area than the people who come to town for a few days to ski. The exhibits are really informative and easy to digest, and you can do the museum in a pretty short amount of time. The volunteers who were working were so nice, and you could tell that they really care about the community and the mission of the museum.

Make sure you go to the Tread of Pioneers Museum, and give them an extra donation on top of the entrance fee - it's worth it to support organizations like this!

Visited February 2014
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Paris, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Info on Historic Steamboat Springs”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Our group visited here to find out more about the history of Steamboat Springs. We enjoyed our self-guided tour of the museum, the Victorian House and the snowflake exhibit. If you need a day to get off the slopes and do something different, you might be interested in a visit here. Easy to find...on the corner of 8th and Oak Streets. (1 block off Lincoln...the main street).

Visited February 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
259 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Local History!”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

I like this museum. It is very simple and informative if you are interested in U.S. "Western" culture and settlers. Steamboat Springs is a great place.

Visited January 2014
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Durango, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fun look at Old Steamboat at your own pace”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Amazing to see how the pioneers lived in SNOWY Steamboat before Snow Cats, snowmobiles, central heat!, beautifully manicured slopes AND streets in the snowiest of winters. Great photos and artifacts of that old-time life. Fun hour or couple of hours.

Visited January 2014
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