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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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May
24
Tue
Behind the Scenes Tours of Collections…
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
May
26
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jun
2
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jun
3
Fri
Behind the Scenes Tours of Collections…
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Jun
7
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jun
9
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Jun
9
Thu
Mad Creek Geology and History Hike…
9:01 AM
Jun
14
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jun
16
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jun
16
Thu
Pioneer Days at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse…
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jun
21
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jun
22
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jun
22
Wed
Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors…
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jun
23
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jun
24
Fri
Tour the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse …
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jun
28
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jun
29
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jun
30
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jun
30
Thu
Behind the Scenes Tours of Collections…
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Jul
5
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jul
6
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jul
7
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Jul
7
Thu
Mad Creek Geology and History Hike…
9:01 AM
Jul
12
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jul
12
Tue
Behind the Scenes Tours of Collections…
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Jul
13
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jul
14
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jul
15
Fri
Tour the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse …
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jul
19
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jul
20
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jul
21
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jul
22
Fri
Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors…
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jul
26
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jul
27
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jul
27
Wed
Pioneer Days at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse…
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jul
28
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jul
28
Thu
Behind the Scenes Tours of Collections…
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Aug
2
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
3
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aug
4
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Aug
5
Fri
Behind the Scenes Tours of Collections…
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Aug
8
Mon
Tour the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse …
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aug
9
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
10
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aug
11
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Aug
11
Thu
Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors…
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aug
16
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
16
Tue
Pioneer Days at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse…
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Aug
17
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aug
23
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
23
Tue
Behind the Scenes Tours of Collections…
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Aug
24
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aug
30
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
31
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sep
1
Thu
Mad Creek Geology and History Hike…
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sep
6
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Local Steamboat Activities & Current Events


Behind the Scenes Tours of Collections
Tuesday 5/24/2022 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 6/3/2022 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Thursday 6/30/2022 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Tuesday 7/12/2022 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7/28/2022 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Friday 8/5/2022 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday 8/23/2022 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St., Steamboat Springs, CO
Cost: Free
Go behind-the-scenes with our Curator to see the thousands of artifacts being preserved in our on-site collections care facility (1/2 hr. tour).
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Downtown Historical Walking Tour
Thursdays May 5 - September 8, 2022
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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Olympic Heritage Tour
Tues: June 7 - Sept 6, 2022
Time: 9am- 10am
Location: Meet at Howelsen Hill Lodge
(845 Howelsen Hill Parkway)
Cost: Free, but donations appreciated.
Join local Olympian Ben Berend for an exploration of Steamboat's unmatched Olympic heritage, and his personal athletic journey to Olympic excellence. Learn about the history of Carl Howelsen, ski jumping, Howelsen Hill, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
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Mad Creek Geology and History Hike
Thursday 6/9/2022 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 7/7/2022 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 9/1/2022 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Mad Creek Trail Head parking lot
Meeting Time: 8:45 am (wrapping up by 1 pm)
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
Thursday 6/16/2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 7/27/2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 8/16/2022 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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Mineral Springs Walking Tour
Weds: June 22 - August 31, 2022
Time: 9am- 11am

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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Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors
Wednesday 6/22/2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 7/22/2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday 8/11/2022 11:00 am - 12:00 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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Tour the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse
Friday 6/24/2022 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 7/15/2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday 8/8/2022 10:00 am - 12:00 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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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.