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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Hours: Tues - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
970-879-2214 - Hours & Admission
800 Oak St. Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Current Events

Upcoming Events

Aug
4
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
4
Tue
Tour the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse…
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Aug
5
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aug
5
Wed
Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors…
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Aug
6
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Aug
7
Fri
VIRTUAL Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Aug
7
Fri
Lens to the Landscape: The Photography of John Lanterman…
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Aug
11
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
12
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aug
13
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Aug
14
Fri
Tour the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse…
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aug
14
Fri
VIRTUAL Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Aug
18
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
18
Tue
Agricultural History Talks at the More and Arnold Barns…
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Aug
19
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aug
20
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Aug
21
Fri
VIRTUAL Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Aug
25
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
26
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aug
27
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Aug
28
Fri
VIRTUAL Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Aug
29
Sat
Mad Creek Geology and History Hike…
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sep
11
Fri
Mad Creek Geology and History Hike…
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Local Steamboat Activities & Current Events


Olympic Heritage Tour
Tuesday 8/4/2020 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday 8/11/2020 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday 8/18/2020 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday 8/25/2020 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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Tour the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse
Tuesday 8/4/2020 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 8/14/2020 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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Mineral Springs Walking Tour
Wednesday 8/5/2020 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday 8/12/2020 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday 8/19/2020 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday 8/26/2020 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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Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors
Wednesday 8/5/2020 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 8/6/2020 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Thursday 8/13/2020 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Thursday 8/20/2020 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Thursday 8/27/2020 9:00 am - 10:30 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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VIRTUAL Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series
Friday 8/7/2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday 8/14/2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday 8/21/2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday 8/28/2020 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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Lens to the Landscape: The Photography of John Lanterman
Friday 8/7/2020 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Opens First Friday Artwalk
Refreshments served

On Display August 7, 2020 - January 2021
This exhibit illustrates the history and settlement of Routt County through the lens of historic structures, landscapes, and other elements of the built environment. The history of Routt County and Northwest Colorado is explored through photographic images that tell a story of early ranch life, the evolution of towns, and the influence of the natural systems on the development of the Yampa Valley.
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Agricultural History Talks at the More and Arnold Barns
Tuesday 8/18/2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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
Saturday 8/29/2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday 9/11/2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Mad Creek Trail Head
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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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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