Cozens Ranch House Museum, Winter Park, Colorado
US 40, Winter Park, Colorado| Map |
Built by Sheriff William Cozens in the late 1800’s, the Cozen’s Ranch House Museum may seem small on the outside. However, visitors are often impressed by the wealth of interesting exhibits this local mountain museum has to offer. Featuring 12 rooms (including a well-appointed little gift shop), the attraction is a great indoor stop for families. Kids love the History Hunt, an interactive program which turns a regular old visit into an exciting sleuthing adventure. In the meantime, parents will appreciate the museums high-quality exhibits devoted to the likes of Doc Susie Anderson, President Eisenhower and even the region’s famous stage coaches. Plus photography fans will be wowed by the Cozen’s Ranch House Museum’s collection of vintage shots, which date back to the era of hopping a train to hit the slopes. The lovely homestead, which was built in the mid 1870’s, was even recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. Families can expect to spend about an hour browsing the home, adjoining hotel, stagecoach stop and vintage post office located on the museum site.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Families can also visit the small nearby cemetery where six Cozen family members were laid to rest. It’s a surprisingly peaceful spot and lovely year-round.
Address: US 40, Winter Park, Colorado| Map
Hours: Tue-Sat 10 am - 5 pm (Summer); Wed-Sat 10 am - 4 pm (Winter) More Info
Price: Adults(18-61): $4; Children(6-17): $2; Children(0-5): Free; Seniors(62+): $3 More Info