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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: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 AM - 5 PM
Due to COVID-19, masks are still required in the museum and at all events and tours.
Hours & Admission
800 Oak St. Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Current Events

Upcoming Events

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Aug
3
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
3
Tue
Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors…
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Aug
4
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aug
5
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Aug
5
Thu
Open House at the Mesa School…
2:00 PM - 4:00 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
6
Fri
First Friday Art Walk: Inspiration – Four Seasons at Perry-M…
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Aug
7
Sat
Agricultural History Talks at the More and Arnold Barns…
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aug
9
Mon
Mad Creek Geology and History Hike…
9:00 AM - 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 - 10:30 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 - 10:30 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
25
Wed
Agricultural History Talks at the More and Arnold Barns…
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Aug
26
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 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
Aug
27
Fri
Talk with artist Chula Beauregard and Perry-Mansfield histor…
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Aug
31
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sep
1
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sep
2
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sep
3
Fri
Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Sep
7
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sep
9
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sep
10
Fri
Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Sep
11
Sat
Agricultural History Talks at the More and Arnold Barns…
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sep
14
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sep
16
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sep
17
Fri
Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour…
9:00 AM

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Local Steamboat Activities & Current Events


Olympic Heritage Tour
Tuesdays June 15 - September 14, 2021
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Location: Meet at Howelsen Hill Lodge
(845 Howelsen Hill Parkway)
Cost: Free
Tours led by local Olympians. Starts at Howelsen Hill Lodge at Howelsen Hill, 845 Howelsen Pkwy. This tour explores Steamboat’s Olympic heritage; the multiple talents of Carl Howelsen; and the history of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, Winter Carnival, Howelsen Hill, and ski jumping.
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Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors
Tuesday 8/3/2021 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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Mineral Springs Walking Tour
June 23 - Sept 1, 2021
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

Location: Art Depot (1001 13th St.)
Cost: Free
Starts at the Art Depot at 1001 13th St. Find out about the curative properties of the springs and why Steamboat was slated ...
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Downtown Historical Walking Tour
Thursdays June 17 - September 16 2021
Time: 9:00am - 10:30am

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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Open House at the Mesa School
Thursday 8/5/2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Mesa Schoolhouse
(33985 Hwy 40, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487)
Cost: Free
Step back in time and tour this historic gem while learning about student and teacher life in Routt County’s rural one-room schools. Pioneer kids activities and games included.
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Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour
Fridays June 18 - September 17, 2021
Time: 9:00am - 10:30am

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 a guided tour of this treasured landmark and newly refurbished art studio caboose.
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VIRTUAL Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series
Fridays July 2 - August 27, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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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First Friday Art Walk: Inspiration – Four Seasons at Perry-Mansfield
Friday 8/6/2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum
800 Oak St. Steamboat Springs
Cost: Free
“Inspiration – Four Seasons at Perry-Mansfield” is a collaborative exhibit showcasing the artwork of Chula Beauregard at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. Award-winning artist Beauregard created her work during a year of artistic study at the century-old Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp outside of Steamboat Springs, CO.
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Agricultural History Talks at the More and Arnold Barns
Saturday 8/7/2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday 8/25/2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9/11/2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: More Barn on Angel's View Way
(off Pine Grove Rd. across from Central Park Plaza)
Cost: Free
Join the Tread of Pioneers Museum at the historic More and Arnold Barns for FREE agricultural history talks this summer. 5th generation native and museum board member, Krista Monger will share the history . . .
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Mad Creek Geology and History Hike
Monday 8/9/2021 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Meeting Time: 8:45 am
Location: Mad Creek Trail Head parking lot
Cost: $25.00
Join the Tread of Pioneers Museum and Yampatika for the Mad Creek Geology and History Hike. It is a moderately strenuous hike a little over 3 miles round trip.
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Pioneer Days at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse
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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Talk with artist Chula Beauregard and Perry-Mansfield historian and author, Dagny McKinley
Friday 8/27/2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum
Cost: Free
“Inspiration – Four Seasons at Perry-Mansfield” is a collaborative exhibit showcasing the artwork of Chula Beauregard at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. Award-winning artist Beauregard created her work during a year of artistic study at the century-old Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp outside of Steamboat Springs, CO.
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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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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.