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“A celebration of Crested Butte”
People used to hang out at Tony's Conoco, and to this day, you'll always see people occupying our front benches in good weather. When you visit Crested Butte, you're likely to see photos of our revered "old-timers" hanging out with the the next generation of locals. That said, our largest exhibit is our historic building. Tony’s, or "The Hardware," closed in 1996 and was the longest running business in Crested Butte, beginning as a blacksmith shop in 1883 and later becoming a garage and hardware store. All items in the front portion of the Museum are the exact items that were for sale throughout the years of Tony’s Conoco, serving as a memorial to a beloved local hang out. Don't mind the dust...it's vintage too!
I'm probably a little biased because I came here when I was growing up, back when it was still Tony's Conoco. But when I walked into the shop today, I was reminded of many childhood memories.... Read more
Very cute and informative! The museum is a quick browse (1hr or less) but worth the time. I loved the selection of books regarding the local history as well as children's books and other fun... Read more
Crested Butte Museum
- Fri, Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Sun - Thu: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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