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Stanley Steam Car Museum

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Address: 333 E Wonder View Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-9665
Phone Number:
+1 970-577-4110
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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An interesting trip through time.

Yes, its the Stanley, revered for its ghost stories and movie filming. But, its also the story of how one of America's early industrialists made his fortune and then how he spent... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 June 2016
Larry A
Bryan, Texas
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

While my knowledge of the hotel was based on the Kubrick movie, it was very cool to learn about the greater historical significance of the owner and his cars.

Thank jdm3x
Monument, Colorado
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229 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Amazing display of Stanley Steamer machines, beautiful, displayed to enjoy, and learn about the history of the area, as well, as see up/front and personal the Steam Car,, when and how it was invented and developed, and amazing stop!

Thank Paula U
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Free Admission. For anyone interested in The Shining, The Stanley Hotel, Steam Cars, Architecture, etc. We visited when checking out the Stanley's bar and ballrooms. We didn't stay at the hotel this time around but had in the past -- and knew my parents would be interested in the stop.

Thank Kristen H
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72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a car in the lobby of the stanly Hotel. while the hotel is beautiful dont even bother unless you are going to do the Hotel tour.

Thank Jessica M
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59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The "museum" is in the lobby of the Stanley Hotel. One car is presented. Had to pay $10 parking fee (half of it was redeemed if you ate at the cafe).

1 Thank JayWeb
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90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

As an old employee of the Stanley, I can personally attest that The Stanley does NOT have a car museum. There is a small room of historical artifacts that pertain to the hotel of sorts but nothing car related. So I'm confused as to why people leave comments on here about tours, the restaurant etc...

2 Thank Fjallmenn
Denver, Colorado
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

The tours are really great. There are two different tours but they both are great. Gives you a great history of the hotel and the man that came to build the hotel.

1 Thank Tina A
Chicago, Illinois
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2,590 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

The story about how the Stanley Hotel came to be built in Estes Park is almost as interesting as the man who did it. Freelan Oscar Stanley, an American inventor, hotelier and businessman, was co-founder, with his twin brother Francis Edgar Stanley, of the Stanley Motor Carriage Company which built the famed Stanley Steamer. In 1903, at age 54, F.O.... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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129 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Yes, its the Stanley, revered for its ghost stories and movie filming. But, its also the story of how one of America's early industrialists made his fortune and then how he spent it. An entertaining time for all.

Thank Larry A
Olney, Maryland
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525 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

I would love to stay at the Stanley for a true experience at this classic resort hotel. Just visiting was still a treat, even though it's more-than-a-bit touristy. But if that what it takes to keep the grande dame running, doesn't matter. The cars were cool. So were the public rooms. And we had a great breakfast at the Cascades.

Thank bagnato1

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