Frontier Historical Museum, Glenwood Springs

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Home of Glenwood’s Frontier Historical Society, this 1905 house takes you back in time with artifacts and exhibits on everything from household life, mining, ranching and the Ute Indians to Doc Holliday, Teddy Roosevelt and Buffalo Bill Cody, all of whom spent time in Glenwood Springs. The archives are available for research and the photo collection contains over 5,000 historic images. Pick up a walking tour of downtown historic Glenwood Springs or arrange a guided tour of Linwood Cemetery. Shop the Museum Store for books on Glenwood history, Doc Holliday and much, much more.
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  • As with many local historical societies it does its best -- wonderful house and exhibits are relative to the locality instead of trying to do the history of Colorado, and Glenwood h as an interesting....  more »
  • Great little local history museum for the Glenwood Springs area. We got to see Baby Doe Tabors bedroom set, a saddle President Teddy Roosevelt once rode, and many other objects from the area. Back when the wild west was just another day in the life. The staff members we meet were extremely friendly, inviting and very knowledgeable. The museum is in a small house that's been around since the early 1900's. The tours are self guided so you don't have to feel rushed to read everything. A great way to spend some time learning about a time that you only see in the movies. Speaking of movies, there was a rather popular movie filmed in the area. The gift shop sells copies of it. Stop by an check it out. I would recommend this little museum to anyone passing through the area.
  • Worth checking out. Not only for Glenwood Springs history but the Tabor room is a gift for armchair to professional historians. A great archive for research as well.

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