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Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum

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Address: 331 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9407
Phone Number: +1 970-349-1880
10:00 - 18:00
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Vintage Mountain Town America

Interesting look at a vintage American mountain town. You get a great sense of how rugged the people must have been, and also, how they depended on each other to survive.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
Lisa R
New York City
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New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Interesting look at a vintage American mountain town. You get a great sense of how rugged the people must have been, and also, how they depended on each other to survive.

Thank Lisa R
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Very nice museum for the history of CB. I am a train guy and the model railroad inside the museum is actually very well done. I was not so interested in the history once the ski industry took over the town, but I loved learning about all the mining and train history. The nice lady in the front was also... More 

Thank Jeff C
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I like to melt back into time and see the hard life the miners had. Wow the community feel back in time was priceless. Very Unique alittle dmall like every thing in CB. CB is maxed out. The road in from Hunnuson is dangerous with speeding fellow tourists! Frightening! To vad there is not still acyrain from Gunnison. I would... More 

Thank Travel333333A
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Walking the main street of Crested Butte , passing many t-shirt shops, candy shops, clothing and sporting stores, it was refreshing to find a "museum". Now in Crested Butte, even a museum needs to sell a few curios, but I found the items for sale to be more interesting. Another good thing about this place is that the manager had... More 

Thank Thomas H
New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

If you know – even just a bit – of history, then you don't need to stop here. Or to pay the admission. Or to take the “historical tour of downtown”. The “museum” is one big room which is 70% bicycles & skiing and 30% history, mainly B&W photographs of famous local residents. The heritage of Crested Butte is not... More 

Thank Oliver S
Crested Butte, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Yes this is a first class museum that tells the local history and true stories of Crested Butte. Sking and biking and mining all come together here...making Crested Butte and the Elk Mountains the best town in the most beautiful areas in all of Colorado. A must when in Crested Butte and in my experience for all ages.

Thank james g
Gilmer, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Wonderful old store front with a great gift store especially for children's gifts. Also bicycle themed gifts and Colorado specific gifts and books. I never fail to make a purchase. The museum is a separate fee.

Thank 672annb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Stumbled upon this place while exploring downtown Crested Butte w/ my kids (8, 5 & 3). I just thought it was a neat little store from the outside, and then walked in to discover it's an old general store they've maintained with tons of old artifacts. You completely have the feel of walking into a general store from the late... More 

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South Shore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

stop by...super interesting. Thety also seel the wild flower posters that are always nice to collect.

Thank CSR67
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

This keepsake museum is housed in an old gas station. It highlight the history of the town and the settlers who made it their home. It talked a bit about the Ute Indian heritage, more about the coal mining era and then the skiing history and mountain bike influence. A lot of fun and interesting artifacts.

Thank Chris L

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