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Address: 830 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
Phone Number:
+1 970-879-1822
08:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 21:30

F.M. Light & Sons is Steamboat Springs’ historic clothing store and...

F.M. Light & Sons is Steamboat Springs’ historic clothing store and special place where customers enjoy a step back into the old west while browsing among many original fixtures from one hundred years ago. Founded in 1905 by Francis Marion Light (who preferred to be called Frank), the store is still family owned and operated by the fifth generation.The year 2005 marked the 100th anniversary of the F.M. Light & Sons store. A store still in the family after five generations and built on a philosophy of providing quality merchandise and fair prices. Stepping into F.M. Light and Sons provides you with a true western experience. We carry authentic western wear such as cowboy boots, hats, shirts and jeans. Brands:Old Gringo, Dan Post, Corral, Lucchese, Ariat, Justin, Tony Lama, Stetson, O'Farrell, Bailey, Resistol, Pendleton, Royal Robbins, Ryan Michael, Outback Trading Company, Scully, Wahmaker, Cinch, Cruel Girl, Levi, Wrangler, Woolrich, Rockmount, Southern Thread, Barnfly, George Strait, Carhartt, and much more.Stop by and say hello to the fifth generation owners, Chris and Lindsay!

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Must Stop 'n' Shop

This is a must-go for tourists visiting Steamboat Springs, if you couldn't tell by all the yellow signs on the way in to town. This is what I hear is the oldest retail store in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of great Western stores in CO and WY but this is not a top-flight entry in that category despite the prolific advertising. Probably not a bad place to pick up a decent cowboy hat to take home as a souvenir of your trip to Steamboat, though.

Thank Jim H
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must-go for tourists visiting Steamboat Springs, if you couldn't tell by all the yellow signs on the way in to town. This is what I hear is the oldest retail store in town. It has been passed down through generations of their family. They have a giant wall of all different cowboy/girl boots. This is the most... More 

Thank veronikakhan
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Went to FM Light to pick out a pair of Cowboy Boots for my birthday. Was helped by Janie and she was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Great service, fantastic advice and I love the boots we picked out with her help. FM Light is a must visit on a trip to Steamboat. Thank you Janie

Thank cgrosscope
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

If you're driving to Steamboat Springs and you didn't notice the multitude of advertisements for this place for many miles along the road, then you need to visit your ophthalmologist. How can you not stop in to take a look after being bombarded with ads like that? We decided to take bait and walked into their store. Decent sized but... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We were on a road trip from Denver to the Vista Verde Ranch. About 40 miles into Steamboat we started seeing these signs advertising for F.M Light & Sons, these popped up every mile or so, maybe even more. They seemed to pop up everwhere... Anyway, after a while we felt obliged to go, and thank goodness we did. The... More 

Thank Barkhuizen
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

After following the sings for 80 miles advertising F.M. Light & Sons, we had to stop in. Awesome selection, wish I wore a cowboy hat. We did end up getting a high quality Pendleton wool shirt at a decent price.

Thank Greg J
Hudson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We have been to F.M. Light quite a few times to get Cowboy hats, shirts, gifts and even toys. We took our 2 Grandson's in to pick out their own Cowboy Hats. They had a big selection for children. I found Moccasin slippers and a beautiful T-shirt. My husband has found shirts other times. The kids had fun playing at... More 

Thank GRITSMassachusetts
West Monroe, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Before we went to the rodeo we went to the store to check out what they had. Awesome deal on my son's hat. He got one of the straw cowboy hats in the back corner for $6. He hasn't taken it off all week!

Thank rebeccabrabb
Blue Springs, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great little western store that smells of money. $350 boots and buckles add to that smell. Wife bought a cheap hat for the rodeo

Thank Micosay
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

They are great. You walk in and immediately you can tell you are in a western store. I will go back every time.

Thank Etchesbyfred

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