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Tread of Pioneers Museum, Steamboat Springs

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  • We stumbled on their "behind the scenes" tour from the local daily. It took you back into the artifacts not on display. The curator obviously loves her work and her knowledge and enthusiasm shows. Eve...  more »
  • My grand children ages three to eight enjoyed the history hunt. My 70+year old husband enjoyed it, too.  more »
  • This museum is small but has some really neat items. I enjoyed the old pictures and their captions. The kids really enjoyed the scavenger hunt!  more »
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  • This was a neat little place to visit during our stay in Steamboat Springs. There were a lot of interesting things and exhibits about the history of Steamboat Springs and such. It does cost $5 per person but for something to do during our afternoon, it was great and we learned a lot.
  • 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.
  • Are you a Western movies or TV show (Think Little House or Dr. Quinn) fan? Do your kids enjoy historical fiction-- like the American Girls Collection-- Josefina, Kaya, or Kirsten books? You owe it to yourself to go see this collection and restored home as a Western museum. This restored Victorian house with other house attached had lots of rooms with artifacts, furniture, photos, letters, and accounts of people who were instrumental in founding and making Steamboat Springs, in addition to the story that fits with so many Native Utes, Pioneers, Homesteaders, Early Settlers, to Ranchers, Cowboys, Outlaws and Lawpeople, and WWII era skiier veterans. It wasn't overwhelming-- but seemed very factual and enlightening. There were labels placing everything in its proper time period and acknowledging who donated the items to the museum. The curator/docent was friendly and helpful, offering basic directions around the museum and giving a brochure. She answered any questions we had about any of the people or things. There's also a children's section with dress-up items, games, and items to touch.I enjoyed seeing the personal items and history with particular brave women and families who changed their lives to help make this city. Lots of skis and ski information-- can be fascinating stuff. There was also a room with photos of places that have been demolished or destroyed with age-- a nice touch to be able to get a sense of how we are all part of changing time. The gift shop had nice holiday things (it is close to Christmas!) plus books-- some that aren't typically in print, post cards, toys, and jewelry. Just a delightful hour and a half of our trip!
  • Oh ya to All Pioneers!