Tracks in Time
The award-winning, permanent exhibit details the history of the Estes Park area from the Ice Age to today. Visitors of all ages are challenged in activities throughout the Main Gallery such as identifying animals living in the Rocky Mountains in Call of the Wild and returning magnetic cattle to their ranches in Pursuing the Wealth of Land.
In Roads to Paradise visitors can examine a real 1909 model EX Stanley Steamer Runabout. Estes Park in the '60s invites visitors to reflect on the days of shag carpeting, wide ties, Andy Griffith and console television sets. Also permanent features, radio evacuation announcements of the 1982 Lawn Lake Flood and chilling film footage from the 1976 Thompson Canyon Flood aftermath are found in Changes by Nature.
Step outside of the main building to explore two historical structures: the 1908 Cobb-Macdonald cabin and the National Park Service Headquarters Building. The cabin is typical of a turn-of-the-twentieth-century rustic home and displays modest furniture and decorations. The National Park Service Headquarters Building served as the center of affairs for Rocky Mountain National Park when it was downtown from 1915 to 1923. Today, the building hosts temporary exhibits.
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