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Frontier Historical Museum - Things to Know Before Visiting

1001 Colorado Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA

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About Frontier Historical Museum

This majestic museum is a well furnished 1905 Victorian style house. It showcases what life was once like for residents and visitors in Glenwood Springs.Learn about Glenwood Springs’ ranching and mining days as well as all the influential people that were drawn to the area, which included presidents, outlaws, gangsters, and movie stars.


Attractions Near Frontier Historical Museum

Doc Holliday's Grave Trailhead
Doc Holliday's Grave Trailhead0.48km from Frontier Historical Museum

This is a final resting place of the gunslinger, in an old cemetery on a hill accessible by a trail. "He died in bed."Beautiful views on this hike to the Pioneer Cemetery; there is a chair almost on top that provides the best view.While there is a large headstone for Doc Holliday, it doesn't actually mark his grave because, according to the signs in front of the graveyard, no one knows exactly where he's buried.

Glenwood Hot Springs Pool
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool0.72km from Frontier Historical Museum

Glenwood Springs Hot Springs Pool is famous for being the largest in the world at more than two blocks long.The historic thermal spring water has been drawing visitors from all over the world since 1888. The source of the Glenwood Hot Springs’ mineral water is the Yampah spring which produces over 3.5 million gallons of water per day at a temperature of 122°F.

Linwood Cemetery
Linwood Cemetery0.74km from Frontier Historical Museum

This is the oldest existing cemetery in Glenwood Springs. The land on the hill that would later become Linwood Cemetery was homesteaded in 1885. In August 1886, the Glenwood Cemetery Association was formed and Linwood Cemetery was developed.

Glenwood Canyon
Glenwood Canyon0.84km from Frontier Historical Museum

This is a majestic canyon, which was carved over 3 million years by the power of the Colorado River. This 16-mile canyon provides endless opportunities for recreation including hiking, biking, river rafting and more. The canyon, which has historically provided the routes of railroads and highways through western Colorado, currently furnishes the routes of Interstate 70 and the Union Pacific's Central Corridor between Denver and Grand Junction.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park1.19km from Frontier Historical Museum

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is an adventure park located above Glenwood Springs and is a most popular attractions, featuring cave tours, thrill rides, restaurants, kids’ activities, special events, and more.The park is unique because it sits at an altitude of 7,100 ft on a mountain above Glenwood Springs. Today, the park features numerous attractions in addition to the cave tours.

Iron Mountain Hot Springs
Iron Mountain Hot Springs1.53km from Frontier Historical Museum

Iron Mountain Hot Springs mineral hot springs pools in Glenwood Springs on the bank of the Colorado River. 16 unique pools of 100% pure, thermal mineral water, ranging from 98 to 108°F. A special quiet zone provides a soothing environment to soak and relax. There's also a larger, freshwater family pool where parents can relax in an elevated whirlpool while watching kids play.

Where is Frontier Historical Museum

Discover More Attractions in Garfield County, Where Frontier Historical Museum Is Located

Garfield County
Garfield County
40 attractions

Garfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado.It has many popular attractions, including Glenwood Hot Springs,Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, making it well worth a visit.

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