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Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Worth a visit for the origins of Crested Butte Ski history

A funky reminder of how the history of European skiing met at this location for provisions and... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2018
Sydney, Australia
A Don't Miss

Cool diversion right downtown. Everything from coal mining to Mt Bike history. Arguably Mt. biking... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Crested Butte, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 January 2019

Unfriendly staff do not greet visiters. Small exhibit not much older than 1955. Some good cheap gift items. No museum quality items.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank richard s
Reviewed 10 November 2018

A funky reminder of how the history of European skiing met at this location for provisions and social contact Great original items and photos on show.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GazandJude
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Cool diversion right downtown. Everything from coal mining to Mt Bike history. Arguably Mt. biking started in Crested Butte with a guy stealing the deraillier off his sisters 10 speed and adding to his fat tire townie.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank hmm0205
Reviewed 29 August 2018

There is a large area to look through for great points of interest on the history of CB,. They also have an additional area for a nominal fee. Very interesting pieces of history to learn about the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 620pamh
Reviewed 6 August 2018

What a cool little place, providing an insightful and interesting view into the past of Crested Butte and surrounding areas. We actually did the walking tour (and the guide is a total character by herself), and learned about the buildings downtown on Elk Avenue, about...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cowslower
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We have been to the Museum many times and we always find something new to appreciate. I highly recommend visiting the museum to learn about how Crested Butte is the amazing town it is today. They also have a great free gift shop open to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kim R
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The museum is a priceless time machine to what makes Crested Butte as special as it is. It does not take a lot of time to see, but the information you will glean is well worth the time. Check out the old-timers photos on the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank BuddaChar
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The staff was friendly and knowledgeable as well as helpful. Very good information about the area's history.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Stella M
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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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...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Shellye S
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