The museum is open Fridays and Saturdays 11am-5pm and by appointment by calling 970.879.2214.

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Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history! Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history!
Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history! Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history! Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history!
Hours: Fri & Sat: 11-5
and by appointment by calling 970.879.2214
Hours & Admission
800 Oak St. Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Current Events

Upcoming Events

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Apr
29
Thu
Fighting for Flight: Three Steamboat Women Make History in N…
5:30 PM
May
6
Thu
Author Talk with Ray Heid…
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jun
15
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jun
15
Tue
Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors…
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Jun
17
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jun
18
Fri
Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jun
22
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jun
23
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jun
24
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jun
25
Fri
Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jun
25
Fri
Pioneer Days at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse…
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jun
29
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jun
30
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jul
1
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jul
2
Fri
Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
2
Fri
VIRTUAL Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Jul
6
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jul
7
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jul
8
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jul
9
Fri
Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
9
Fri
VIRTUAL Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Jul
13
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jul
14
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jul
15
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jul
16
Fri
Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
16
Fri
VIRTUAL Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Jul
19
Mon
Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors…
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jul
20
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jul
21
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jul
22
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jul
22
Thu
Pioneer Days at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse…
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Jul
23
Fri
Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
23
Fri
VIRTUAL Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Jul
27
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jul
28
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jul
29
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jul
30
Fri
Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
30
Fri
VIRTUAL Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Aug
3
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
4
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aug
5
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
5
Thu
Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors…
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Aug
6
Fri
Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
6
Fri
VIRTUAL Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Aug
10
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
10
Tue
Pioneer Days at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse…
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Aug
11
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aug
12
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
13
Fri
Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
13
Fri
VIRTUAL Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Aug
17
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
18
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aug
19
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
20
Fri
Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
20
Fri
VIRTUAL Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Aug
24
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
25
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aug
26
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
27
Fri
Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
27
Fri
VIRTUAL Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sep
1
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Local Steamboat Activities & Current Events


Fighting for Flight: Three Steamboat Women Make History in Nordic Combined
Thursday 4/29/2021 5:30 pm
Virtual Event
The sport and three local athletes, Annika Malacinski, Tess Arnone, Alexa Brabec, debuted at the World Cup level and in the World Championships this year, the latest benchmarks toward the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) goal to get the sport in the 2026 Winter Olympics.
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Author Talk with Ray Heid
Thursday 5/6/2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ray Heid is a 4th generation local legend sharing stories of growing up in Steamboat Springs in the early 1940s in his new book, "Ray Heid: Man Behind the Duster."
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Olympic Heritage Tour
Tuesday 6/15/2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday 6/22/2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday 6/29/2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday 7/6/2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Meet at Howelsen Hill Lodge
(845 Howelsen Hill Parkway)
Cost: Free

Tours led by the USA’s only six-time Olympian Todd Lodwick. Starts at Howelsen Hill Lodge at Howelsen Hill, 845 Howelsen Pkwy. This tour explores Steamboat’s Olympic heritage; the multiple talents of Carl ...
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Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors
Tuesday 6/15/2021 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Monday 7/19/2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday 8/5/2021 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Yampa River Botanic Park (1000 Pamela Ln.)
Cost: Free
As a tribute to local pioneer artist Lulie Crawford, the Tread of Pioneers Museum shares the story of Lulie and her pioneering family, followed by watercolor instruction with a professional artist. Then the program participants paint their own wildflower watercolor masterpieces, just like Lulie!
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Downtown Historical Walking Tour
Thursday 6/17/2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday 6/24/2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday 7/1/2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday 7/8/2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Starts at the Tread of Pioneers Museum ( 800 Oak St.)
Cost: Free

Starts at the Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St. This easy walking tour highlights the historic buildings and development of downtown Steamboat Springs and unveils the stories of the town's founding ...
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Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour
Friday 6/18/2021 9:00 am
Friday 6/25/2021 9:00 am
Friday 7/2/2021 9:00 am
Friday 7/9/2021 9:00 am
Location:Starts at the Art Depot ( 1001 13th St, )
Cost: Free

Join the Tread of Pioneers Museum and Steamboat Creates for a free guided tour of Steamboat’s most iconic historic and cultural sites in downtown Steamboat Springs. Start at the historic Art Depot on 13th St. for free hot cocoa and a guided tour of this treasured landmark and newly refurbished art studio caboose.
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Mineral Springs Walking Tour
Wednesday 6/23/2021 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday 6/30/2021 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday 7/7/2021 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday 7/14/2021 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Tour starts at the Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot (1001 13th Street)
Cost: Free

Starts at the Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot on 13th St. Find out about the curative properties of the springs and why Steamboat was slated ...
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Pioneer Days at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse
Friday 6/25/2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 7/22/2021 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 8/10/2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Mesa Schoolhouse: 33985 Hwy 40, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Cost: Free
Event Duration: 2 Hours
Set in the historic Mesa Schoolhouse, kids learn about life as a pioneer through various activities such as candle dipping, pioneer games, panning for gold, making mountain man possible bags, leather crafts, soap making, and more. Kids learn about teacher and student life in a turn-of-the-century one-room schoolhouse.
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VIRTUAL Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series
Friday 7/2/2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday 7/9/2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday 7/16/2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday 7/23/2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Tread of Pioneers Youtube Channel
Cost: Free

Each one-hour program features a lecture topic that reveals the unique history of our area presented by the locals who lived it. Check back for speakers ...
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Local Steamboat Activities & Current Events

The Tread of Pioneers Museum offers something for everyone. Experience the rich heritage of Steamboat Springs through our ever- changing exhibits, tours, special events, and more. Become a member to receive program and event invitations and support our efforts to preserve and share the heritage of the Yampa Valley.

Guided Tours & Events

The museum offers three guided tours in the summer that take place throughout the Steamboat Springs community- Downtown Historical, Olympic Heritage and Mineral Springs (with Yampatika) Tours. Visit local historic landmarks and learn more about the fascinating heritage that makes Steamboat Springs a one-of- a-kind destination.

Storytelling Series

Join us for our current Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series. Find more details about these tours and seasonal programs.

Kids and Family Activities

Kids and Family Activities The Tread of Pioneers Museum presents dozens of annual programs and events enjoyed by children of all ages and their families.
School Tours and Programs
School tours and special programs are a large part of the activities at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. Museum staff tailor our school tours to the state required curriculum. We also offer children's programs and events throughout the year.

 

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The Covid-19 virus is a serious risk. Those visiting the Tread of Pioneers Museum voluntarily assume that risk and expressly waive any and all claims against the Tread of Pioneers Museum in any way related to any illnesses possibly contracted at this venue or any of our events.

Tribal Lands Acknowledgement
The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute people, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.