Estes Park Museum

The Museum presents exhibits and programs detailing the Estes Park area's history from the Ice Age to today. Learn more about current exhibits.

The Historic Fall River Hydroplant, built in 1909 by F. O. Stanley to power his famous Stanley Hotel, is now an interpretive center.


Located behind Town Hall and the Estes Valley Public Library, The Knoll-Willows Open Space is a turn-of-the-twentieth-century cabin and structural ruins accessible year-round to hikers.

Estes Park Museum Vision:
Contributing to the vision of the Town of Estes Park, the Estes Park Museum will cultivate a passion for our history.
Estes Park Museum Mission:
Contributing to the Mission of the Town of Estes Park, the Estes Park Museum will conduct activities that preserve, share and respect the unique history of Estes Park.
CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS: This summer, the Estes Park Museum will host a temporary photography exhibition, My Estes Park: Through the Lens, highlighting local photographers. Submissions should interpret the exhibition theme: My Estes Park. Submissions are limited to three images per photographer. All photographs should be at least 300 dpi for jurying purposes, and must be submitted electronically (.jpg, .png, .pdf, .tiff) to Curator of Interpretation, Mikaela Fundaun at no later than April 27, 2018. Photographers of all ages are encouraged to submit images.  Estes Park Museum Staff will serve as the exhibit jury. Photograph submissions must be accompanied by a signed copy of the photograph submission form found here or can be picked up at the Museum. Images will be selected and photographers will be notified by Friday, May 4, 2018. The exhibition will run from June 1 thorugh October 31, 2018. 

The future Collections and Research Facility will give the museum staff ample space for over 30,000 locally significant artifacts and provide Estes Park Museum visitors with a place to examine those artifacts and study their significance. View plans for the Collections and Research Facility.


Contact the Museum:
200 Fourth St.
Estes Park, CO 80517