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Wyman Living History Museum, Craig

#115 of 268 in Museums in Colorado
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • As I was leaving Craig heading east on highway 40 I saw the sign for this museum. I'm glad I did! What a great stop on my road trip. The museum houses so many artifacts, I could have spent all day...  more »
  • Super interesting, free will offering. Would definitely recommend you stop to see the museum & live elk. Great activity for families!  more »
  • Great museum. Small but with lots of things to watch. Big trucks, old cars and even a USA Army tank outside to watch. Best part? Being able to pet the resident Elk from the site and give him apples. Lovely!
  • Best hand selected antiques on display. Excellent costumer service. Very knowledgeable. Everyone knew specific details of every item we asked about. They stayed open late so we weren't rushed, even though we were the ones who showed up right before closing time. And who doesn't like to see a world class Live Elk in the yard? Wonderful Experience!!!

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