The museum collects, interprets and preserves local history for the enjoyment of visitors of all ages. Tracks In Time, the award-winning permanent exhibit, details the history of the Estes Park area from the Ice Age to today. In addition to a number of hands-on interactive activities, visitors also enjoy a historic turn-of-the-twentieth-century rustic cabin and the National Park Service historic headquarters building that houses temporary exhibits.
Open May-October, Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm; November-April, Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm. Free. 970-586-6256, www.estes.org/museum.
Walk this Way To celebrate Estes Park’s history, Estes Park Museum has installed plaques on the historic buildings downtown. The plaques give historic information about the sites and individuals involved. Take special note of the two history panels under the new pavilion in Bond Park. One commemorates Mr. Bond who is responsible for the community park. The other panel commemorates the Woman’s Club leaders of 1912. The park was the location of the first library constructed by the Woman’s Club in 1922. Stop by Estes Park Museum or visit www.estes.org/museum to get Places in Time Walking Tour Guide.
Estes Park Museum also offers a downtown history walking tour on Mondays and Tuesdays, June 4-Sept. 25 (excluding July 4 and Sept. 3) from 8:30-10am. Meet in the northeast corner of Bond Park by the Enos Mills sculpture. The walking distance is .7 miles along Elkhorn Ave. $8 per person payable by cash or check.