Wyman Living History Museum, Craig

4.9
#111 of 267 in Museums in Colorado
Wyman Museum is the result of years of collecting beginning in 1949 when Lou wyman discovered an abandoned 1932 Lincoln automobile in Elk Springs, Colorado, while he was filling water barrels to take to his sheep herders. He paid $15.00 for it and has been collecting ever since. He has gathered an absolutely unique collection from throughout the west and beyond. His assortment of items gives museum guests an experience spanning one hundred years of American life, ingenuity and advancement. Lou has brought in several historical building, including a hay barn where visitors can see how hay was stored in the upper reaches of the barn. To the left is a working blacksmith shop from a homestead in Walden, Colorado. The Wyman Museum has something for everybody! Come and explore the Pagoda store, opened by J.W. Hugus, a man who fancied himself as the J.C. Penny of the west. The store is filled with period items as well as a gift shop with local handmade items. It is a step back into the past!
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  • We were on our way home from a month long trip and took a break in Craig. DO NOT MISS THIS MUSEUM! There is so much history here and it's FREE! They ask a donation, whatever you want to give and it is...  more »
  • Don't pass this place up if you enjoy looking at old items from the past. Lots of history here! Amazing private collection tanks, replicas of old country kitchen to a school house filled with books an...  more »
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  • This museum has a great collection of Antiques! There are so many pieces that it probably requires multiple visits. It seems that there is something new every other year(such as a tank for example!)
  • The Wyman museum is incredible! It is filled with so many treasure you will have to go more than once. The staff is awesome and helpful. They will give you a tour if they have time. Love all the eclectic pieces, from a dog tread mill to old medicine to a chain saw collection and so much more! Go check it out for yourself! You won't regret it! Don't forget to say hi to junior the enormous pet elk.

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