Tread of Pioneers Museum

#8 in Best Things To Do in Steamboat Springs
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800 Oak St.

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Housed in a Victorian home with 20th-century furnishings, this museum features exhibits detailing the history of the region's early pioneers and Native Americans, as well as an overview about the city's skiing, agriculture and mining roots. Hands-on exhibits and a kids scavenger hunt make it a popular stop for families.

According to previous visitors, this museum packs a ton of history into a small space. Families were especially impressed with the property's scavenger hunt and mystery geocache hidden on the grounds. For even more history, travelers recommend joining the free behind-the-scenes tour, which is offered at noon and 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, at noon on Thursdays and at 3:30 p.m. on Fridays.

The Tread of Pioneers Museum is located on Oak Street in downtown Steamboat Springs and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission costs $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $2 for kids ages 6 to 12; entrance fees are waived for children 5 and younger. In addition to the property's exhibits, visitors have access to restrooms and a gift shop. Complimentary guided tours of the area are also offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; all visitors who join a guided tour receive discounted rates for the museum. To get to the property, travelers can park on one of the adjacent streets or use the city's free bus. Visit the attraction's website for more information about current exhibits and programs.

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