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Address: 800 Oak St., Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
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+1 970-879-2214
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Official site of the Tread of Pioneers Museum! The Tread of Pioneers Museum...

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.

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Terrific small museum

One of the important components of travel for us is learning about the region. Admiration for those hearty early settlers and heartbreak listening to the story of the Utes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 July 2016
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Mount Dora, Florida
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

One of the important components of travel for us is learning about the region. Admiration for those hearty early settlers and heartbreak listening to the story of the Utes. Great displays, the front hall of the original 1905 Victorian home took my breath away as it could have been my Grandmother's home.

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Tucson
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I came here as part of a geocache hunt, but I stayed to enjoy the living history of Steamboat Springs. I paid $5 to enter (since I'm an old guy), and it was worth every penny. it had rooms and rooms full of artifacts and stories of the recent past and beginnings of this fascinating city. What I liked the... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is a great little museum that's well worth a visit. We attended a Brown Bag lecture (held every Thursday during the summer - varied topics) on handling and caring for artifacts and antiques. Interesting and informative. We stayed on after the lecture to visit the founding family displays, and the skiing history section of the museum. If you like... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

WE were hereon the 4th of July, so everyone was dressed in the old pioneer type of clothing. It made the museum very "real"It is an extremely interesting museum, with lots of local history and items to see.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

A very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide/docent lead us on 2 different days. Wednesday we learned of the 88 Olympians that came from Steamboat and how Howelson Hill got its name. Thursday we walked around downtown learning how the Crawfords arrived and how the town grew. Love, love Marianne. Hope she will do more tours so that we can take them... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This nicely laid out museum does a great job of showing how this lovely town has evolved, with thoughtful pictorial and textual displays. Part of the museum is a complete Victorian home with hundreds of original household and furniture items from that period. There is an impressive display of various models of Winchester rifles and other firearms, and some very... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Visited here - very informative about the region and how it got its name as well as who established the town. Also very informative about the Steamboat Springs ski history. Also had a Victorian house

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Pearl River, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Everything as expected the staff was knowlegleable and informative; all aspects of this museum made you realize how difficult the early settlers had it and determined to live here !!! Thanks to these folks for keeping their dreams alive

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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Wondering how Steamboat came to be? Curious about the evolution of championship skiing in the USA and Steamboat's role? Interested in knowing more about the hardy settlers and ranchers who founded Steamboat? The Tred museum has all this -- and more, including a meticulously preserved Victorian home. The venue is compact, but the exhibits are well-constructed and aided by videos.... More 

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northern Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

I'm a local history buff so I was very impressed with the variety of exhibits and the well-informed staff. You can learn about the early settlers and the history of skiing in the area.

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