Welcome to The Tread of Pioneers Museum
in Steamboat Springs!
Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history
! Step back in time! The recently expanded Tread of Pioneers Museum offers year-round fun and exploration for the whole family. New exhibits
, and activities for kids
celebrate our distinct Western heritage that draws visitors from around the world. On everyone's top ten list of things to do in Steamboat Springs, the museum is a "must do" for visitors and locals alike and offers something for all ages and interests.
Engaging and interactive exhibits feature our local and regional American Western history:
The heart of the museum is a 1901 Queen Anne-style Victorian home with turn-of-the-century furnishings. Explore exhibits that tell the local story of Native Americans, the history of skiing, agriculture, mining, pioneer settlement, town development, and much more! View this list of all our current featured exhibits
. In addition, our Western Heritage Exhibit
, home of an extensive firearms collection, traces our agricultural history and the story of an infamous outlaw, Harry Tracy. Soar into the history of skiing in our Ski Town U.S.A. exhibit
, and learn why Steamboat is home to more Olympic athletes than any other town in the nation.
Special Museum features and activities include:
Computer and video interactive exhibits, hands-on exhibits for kids, Kids Scavenger Hunt
, oral history library, and a local history research center. You won't want to miss our current events, program, and tours!