Museums & Historical Tours

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Museums & Historical Tours

Step Back in Time

Step back in time to explore what made Grand County so grand. The area is rich in history, museums, culture and more — and Winter Park is no exception! Here are our favorite museums and historical tours for your next visit:

Cozens Ranch Museum & Gift Shop, site of the first ranch and stage stop in the Fraser Valley, is located cozens ranch museumalong the Fraser River, where Winter Park meets Fraser, across from Grand Park Rec Center and next door to Rendezvous Discovery Center. The original 1876 house tells the story of early life in the Fraser Valley.

  • Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
  • $5/adults, $4/seniors (62 and older), $3/students and free for children under six.*
  • Location: 77849 US Hwy 40 Fraser, CO 80442
  • Contact: 970.726.5488

*Fees are subject to change

Pioneer Village Museum lies at the east end of Hot Sulphur Springs just off Highway 40 on Byers Avenue. Pioneer VillageDiscover early tools of Grand County inhabitants, pioneer clothing and historic Grand County artifacts on display at the museum, which is housed in the original Hot Sulphur Springs School. 

  • Open: Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Admission is $5/adults, $4/seniors (60 and older), $3/students and free for children under six.*
  • Location: 110 E Byers Ave Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451
  • Phone: 970.725.3939

*Fees are subject to change

Heritage Park Museum boasts six historic buildings: the MacElroy Livery Barn, the Hermitage Ranch Heritage ParkHouse, a 1915 Forest Service ranger station, the Ritschard family fishing cabin, plus the original Kremmling town jail and the old railroad depot. This historic museum near the banks of the Colorado River provides a window into the past life of early Grand County ranchers. Heritage Park Museum is in Kremmling, across from Big Shooter Coffee on N. 4th Street.

  • Open: Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Admission: $5/adults, $4/seniors, $3/students, under 5 are free, free for members
  • Location: 111 N. 4th St, Kremmling, CO 80459
  • Phone: 970-724-9390

Kauffman House Museum is located on Pitkin Street and Lake Avenue in Kauffman Housedowntown Grand Lake, near the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. The museum’s collection includes the historic house displays, clothing, furniture, dolls, iron kitchen ware, books, quilts, skis and winter sports equipment, stereopticon photos and more.

  • Open: Memorial Day thru August; weekends in Septembers, special holidays and occasions 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Admission: $5/adults, kids 12 & under are free, free for members
  • Location: 407 Pitkin Street, Grand Lake, CO 8044
  • Phone: 970-627-9644
     

Moffat Road Railroad Museum is still in the building process, however, there is cudepotrrently a Railroad Interpretive Center Park available for public viewing at the museum site next to the Kaibab Park ball fields in Granby. The museum currently has three pieces of railroad equipment located at the Railroad Interpretive Park. The Moffat Road Railroad Museum Interpretive Center includes a 1905 Passenger Car, the 1915 era railroad hand-cart shed from Hot Sulphur Springs and a 1923 all wood, red UP caboose. For more please visit the museum's website.

Opened since July 2015, the Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum's displays, photographs and artifacts tell the fascinating story of flying in Grand County. It is located in a room of the former Rocky Mountain Airways terminal of the Granby/Grand County Airport.

  • Emily Warner Field Aviation MuseumOpen: Friday and Saturday (Summer Only, or by appointment) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Admission: Free
  • Location: 1023 County Road, Granby, CO 80446
  • Phone: 970-531-1100 or 970-725-3939

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