Tread of Pioneers Museum
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Explore this top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs, Colorado, history. The recently expanded Tread of Pioneers Museum offers year-round fun and exploration for the whole family. New exhibits, tours, events, and activities for kids celebrate a distinct heritage that draws visitors from around the world. On everyone's top 10 list of things to do in Steamboat Springs, the museum is a "must-do" for visitors and locals alike and offers something for all ages and interests.
Engaging and interactive exhibits feature local and regional American Western history. The heart of the museum is a 1901 Queen Anne-style Victorian home with turn-of-the-century furnishings. Explore exhibits that tell the local story of Native Americans, the history of skiing, agriculture, mining, pioneer settlement, town development, and much more. In addition, a Western Heritage exhibit, home of an extensive firearms collection, traces agricultural history and the story of infamous outlaw Harry Tracy. Soar into the history of skiing in the Ski Town U.S.A. exhibit, and learn why Steamboat is home to more Olympic athletes than any other town in the nation.
Now more than ever, we look to our history for courage, comfort, and inspiration. We've assembled a collection of resources to help our community stay engaged with the places we love.Learn More