Estes Park History & Museums: Estes Park Area Historical Museum


Estes Park Area Historical Museum

The Estes Park Museum contains and maintains permanent exhibits showcasing local and Indian history of the Rocky Mountain area, including fascinating traveling exhibits, and offering lecture series and educational programs. Read More

  • The Estes Park Museum showcases local and Indian history of the Rocky Mountain area
  • The museum is open year round for all ages to enjoy
  • Admission is free
  • Be sure to see the exhibit entitled Tracks in Time to see the Ute, Shoshone and Comanche Indian tribes’ history


All ages gain wonderful knowledge at the Estes Park Museum. It was founded in 1962 in order to preserve and interpret the history of the local area.


To get to the museum from Interstate 25, simply take the Westminster-Boulder exit #217 and turn left on US Highway 36. When you come to Fourth Street, turn left. The address is 200 Fourth Street, Estes Park, Colorado 80517. Their telephone number is 970-586-6256.


The museum is open year round. Hours from May to October are Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm. From November to April the museum is only open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Admission to the Estes Park Historical Museum is free! They will certainly accept donations to support the museum.

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The museum has a permanent exhibit entitled Tracks in Time, where you can trace the history of Estes Park from the first inhabitants (the Ute, Shoshone and Comanche Indian tribes) to the ranchers and hunters who made this land their home. The museum also presents three to four temporary exhibits each year.

The Estes Park Historical Museum puts on an annual event, the Coolest Car Show in Colorado, in order to raise funds, as well as other events throughout the year.

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