Housed in the old Denver & Rio Grande Train Depot, the Creede Historic Museum shows off Creede’s wild past. There are thousands of memorabilia illustrating life in Mineral County.
The depot was built from 1891-1892, during Creede’s heyday. The museum began elsewhere, in a shed in the 1940’s. It was then moved to the Elk’s Building, and in 1965, the train depot.
There is also a small gift shop featuring books, videos and photos of Creede. Exhibits include:
- Hand-drawn fire wagon
- Horse-drawn hearse
- Pioneer utensils
- Gambling artifacts
- Photographs and newspapers
The museum is situated in the heart of downtown, just find parking somewhere and walk.
If you continue past downtown toward the canyon, you’ll reach the Underground Mining Museum. It focuses on Creede’s mining history and takes you into an old mine.
Further up the canyon is the Bachelor Historic Loop, another gem. This hour-long auto tour climbs high above Creede and past numerous mining camps. A $1 interpretative brochure is available at the Visitor Center.
Address: 17 Main St, Creede, CO
Season: Memorial Day-Labor Day
Hours: Daily 10am-4pm