History & Museums

Explore the History & Culture of Grand County, Colorado and discover the spirit of those who came before us. From Native Americans to the Pioneers to Homesteaders to Ski Industry Founders, the heritage of Grand County is rich and storied.

County/Town History

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.

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Cozens Ranch Museum and Stage Shop

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

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Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum

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.

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Grand County Historical Society

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

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History of Water

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.

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Kauffman House Museum

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

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Kremmling Heritage Park

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

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Moffat Road Railroad Museum

Visit the Moffat Road Railroad Museum in Granby, Colorado for a unique and popular museum featuring 1905 Passenger Car, the 1915 era railroad hand-cart shed from Hot Sulphur Springs, and a 1923 all wood, red UP caboose.

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Pioneer Village Museum

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

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Theatres

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

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