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

Rafting, Fishing & Hot Springs

Water is all over in Grand County, and there are lots of exciting activities for you and your family to explore! Come make a splash in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

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15 Grand Summer Adventures

As the snow melts and the rivers swell in Grand County, our thoughts turn to the simple pleasures of summer... like these 15 things you ought to try before the snow returns in late fall.

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North Central Colorado Scenic Loop

In 2014, the Grand County Tourism Board, Visit Fort Collins, The Cache La Poudre River National Heritage Area and Visit Estes Park collaborated to create a map, brochure and webpage encouraging visitors to explore this unique part of north central Colorado.

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