Tread of Pioneers Museum, Steamboat Springs

Step into the shoes of an American pioneer at Tread of Pioneers Museum, occupying a grandiose old house and offering a range of exhibits and activities, including guided tours, hands-on workshops, and scavenger hunts. Learn how to knit a sweater using a spinning wheel, or cook a recipe from a traditional pioneer cookbook. Using our custom trip planner, Steamboat Springs attractions like Tread of Pioneers Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We enjoy going to the museums in the area we are visiting. We like to learn the history and the past of the places we go. This is a good museum with reasonable prices. The people working there are hel...  more »
  • The Tread of Pioneers Museum is a wonderful way to learn the history of Steamboat, from pioneers to Olympic skiers. It also has a terrific house from 1901 with displays of home life in the early 1900s...  more »
  • It’s always interesting to learn about the history of an area you visit. This museum provides details and information that we enjoyed. You can easily walk through in less than an hour. The receptionis...  more »
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  • Small museum with a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Check out the tour and talk schedules and keep the special events in mind. Easy access and convenient to lots of great lunch places downtown.
  • I thought they have done a wonderful job of displaying and sharing the local history and the life of early settlers. There is a little room for kids to explore hands on and my young children loved it. The museum was tough but enjoyable with my almost 3 year old, but not great for younger kids. We were glad we went.
  • Superb way to learn more about Steamboat area!
  • Nice place to see the history of Steamboat Springs.
  • Really charming little museum in an old house, including a lot of exhibits that re-create rooms as they might have been in centuries past.

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