Estes Park Museum

The Museum presents exhibits and programs detailing the Estes Park area's history  Learn more about current exhibits
CONSTRUCTION NOTE: Paving has begun on 4th street and the Museum cannot be accessed via Highway 36. Parking and Museum access is available via Manford Avenue, near the Estes Park Events Complex.
Click here to pre-order your copy of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park: Then and Now, Revised Edition. Completely redesigned, the book explores historic locations in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park while comparing them with contemporary photographs, the publication will be available this spring. The new edition features nearly 500 images of the Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park area. All proceeds from the book will be used toward the new Collections and Research Facility. 

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

Located behind Town Hall and the Estes Valley Public Library, the Centennial Open Space at Knoll-Willows 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.

The future Collections and Research Facility will give Estes Park Museum staff space for over 30,000 locally significant artifacts and provide visitors and researchers 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