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Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum

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Address: 331 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9407
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+1 970-349-1880
10:00 - 18:00
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A lot of history about the area.

Don't go and think this is a fancy museum. This place is very down to earth, very quiet. A lot of reading and history. Don't miss the running train display in the back, fun to... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Farmington, New Mexico
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Farmington, New Mexico
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Don't go and think this is a fancy museum. This place is very down to earth, very quiet. A lot of reading and history. Don't miss the running train display in the back, fun to watch.

Thank travelerinnm2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Such a fun friendly place. Everyone is happy, relaxed, and so willing to help in any way. Skiing is amazing. Nine inches of fresh snow; best winter in years! Great little eclectic town with such charm. No chains here, just lots of fresh delicious homemade food! Free bus service goes all over the town.

Thank Shellye S
Sioux City, Iowa
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191 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

When I arrived I had the whole place to my self and enjoyed the front of the "store" and the museum in the back. Solid history of the area and a good range of artifacts. Spend an hour here and get a real taste of local history.

Thank loesshawk2015
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106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We had fun visiting the Crested Butte Museum. We were greeted by Rob who also showed us some of the exhibits and was a really fun "guide". This is a really small museum but very interesting and an easy and quick stop if you are visiting Crested Butte. We really enjoyed learning the history of Crested Butte: from the geological... More 

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

It isn't overpriced (like most things in this town) and worth the trip in to see the old mining, skiing and biking relics.....the town has an awesome history.

Thank pipandjim
New York City
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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249 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
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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1,406 reviews
656 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 905 helpful votes
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

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