Moraine Park Museum

#6 in Best Things To Do in Rocky Mountain National Park
Moraine Park Museum
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Key Info

Bear Lake Road

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Museums, Recreation, Sightseeing, Free Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
4.0scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Housed in a converted log cabin built in the early 1900s, the Moraine Park Museum is filled with exhibits on the natural environment of Rocky Mountain National Park, from its geology to its wildlife. It also features an outdoor amphitheater that hosts various talks and events. The second-floor observation area offers some comfortable rocking chairs and an unbeatable perch from which to take in the surrounding views. 

Some travelers say that they almost begrudgingly stopped at the Moraine Park Museum because their traveling companions wanted to check it out, but almost all were glad they did, citing the interesting hands-on exhibits and facts they learned about everything from the park's elk to glaciers. 

You can reach the Moraine Park Museum, which is free to visit, from Bear Lake Road, just off Highway 36. Open late spring to mid-fall, the museum's standard hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., though the attraction might have shortened hours in the spring and fall. It's closed during the winter. For more information, visit the National Park Service's website

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