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Tread of Pioneers Museum, Steamboat Springs

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  • We try to take walking tours wherever we go, and this was probably the best walking tour we have ever had, due primarily to the skills, knowledge and preparation of our amazing guide, Marianne Capra. ...  more »
  • The place is really small - you can see everything in less than 5 minutes. If you just happen to be right there and have a few minutes to spare, I guess it is worth going in. I would not go out of my ...  more »
  • Nice museum, kids enjoyed the scavenger hunt; learning through play! Staff was very nice and had lots of good information.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!

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