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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

Local Steamboat Activities & Current Events


Annual Yule Log Hunt
12/8/2021 - 12/15/2021
This year’s 42nd Annual Yule Log Hunt, presented by the Tread of Pioneers Museum will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 8. Each weekday’s clues will be posted on the museum’s website and Facebook page, air on local radio stations, and will also be printed in the Steamboat Pilot/Today and its website. A new clue will be released each weekday for up to eight days, unless the log is found sooner.
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Pioneer Christmas Story-time and Craft for Kids
Tuesday 12/21/2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday 12/21/2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum
Cost: Free, but donations appreciated.
Kids will hear about local pioneer and Victorian holiday traditions and stories from museum staff in period costume. Create a fun Victorian holiday craft to take home!
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History Happy Hour
Tuesday 1/4/2022 5:30 pm
Tuesday 2/1/2022 5:30 pm
Tuesday 3/1/2022 5:30 pm
Tuesday 4/5/2022 5:30 pm
Location: Howelsen Hill’s Olympian Hall – 845 Howelsen Parkway.
Duration: 1 hour
Cost Free, but donations appreciated.
Don’t miss the perfect pairing of local craft beer and the rowdy and raucous side of Routt County and Western History.
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Olympic Heritage Tour
Tuesday 1/11/2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 2/8/2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 3/8/2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour
Saturdays February 5 - March 5, 2022
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Location: Starts at Art Depot (1001 13th St.)
Cost: Free, but donations appreciated.
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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“Skiing Off to War with the 10th Mountain Division” with Flint Whitlock
Monday 3/21/2022 6:00 pm
Location: Howelsen Hill’s Olympian Hall – 845 Howelsen Parkway.
Duration: 1 hour
Cost Free, but donations appreciated.
A lively, fast-paced visual history of the 10th Mountain Division — America’s only division (14,000 men) that was specially trained for mountain and winter warfare, their rugged training in Colorado’s high country, their late-in-the war deployment for combat in Italy, and their contributions to the winter sports industry after the war.
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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.