History & Museums

County/Town History

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The Territory of Colorado established Grand County in February 1874, taking its name from Grand Lake and Grand River (now known as the Colorado River); therefore becoming a county two years before Colorado became an official state.

Cozens Ranch Museum and Stage Shop

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Cozens Ranch Museum and Stage Shop brings to life pioneer times of the late 1800s at the first homestead of the Fraser Valley.

Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum

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The Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum opened in July 2015. Located in a room of the former Rocky Mountain Airways airline terminal of Granby/Grand County Airport, the museum’s displays, photographs and artifacts tell the fascinating story of flying in Grand County. One exhibit in the small, free museum is the Granby Airport Pioneers Wall of Fame. The Wall honors the local citizen volunteers who in…

Grand County Historical Society

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Learn more about Grand County's unique and surprising past that the Grand County Historical Association has perserved for you.

History of Water

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Grand County has a rich water history and some of the most interesting water attractions in the state. These attractions have helped to shape the growth and development of Colorado and the Front Range.

Kauffman House Museum

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The only remaining log hotel built before the 1900's, and now serves as a museum in downtown Grand Lake.

Kremmling Heritage Park

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The Heritage Park complex located in historic Kremmling, Colorado provides a window into the past life of early Grand County ranchers.

Pioneer Village Museum

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Located in Hot Sulphur Springs, visit the Pioneer Village Museum to see early day tools, clothing and old west artifacts on display.

Theatres

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From live theatre to family friendly movies, take in the culture of Grand County.

Get Inspired & Explore

Rocky Mountain Winter Itinerary

Winter in Grand County brings countless delights: the quiet of Rocky Mountain National Park, excellent skiing at two classic Colorado resorts, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Nordic centers, snowmobiling and excellent shopping. We've put it all together for you with our winter itinerary

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Winter Family Fun

Here's a quick guide to the best family-friendly winter activities in our corner of mountain paradise.

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Where to Learn: Ski and Snowboard Schools

For all the reasons to take a skiing or snowboarding lesson, there always seems to be twice as many reasons — or rather, excuses — not to take one. This is often more true for adults who already know how to ski or ride. If you already know, why bother? The answer is simple: because you'll have more fun.

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