Wheeler- Stallard Museum, Aspen, Colorado
620 West Bleeker Street, Aspen, Colorado 81611| Map |
The stately Wheeler-Stallard House Museum is perfect for kids with a wild imagination -- and the parents who love them. With a visit to this lovely Queen Anne-style home, kids can pretend they've taken a step back in time to life in Victorian-era Aspen. Built in 1888 by Jacob Wheeler, the home was intended for his family. However, his wife refused to move in, opting instead to remain in their previous abode. After going through several owners, the Wheeler-Stallard House Museum has been completely refurbished to its 1890’s grandeur. Exhibits are closely tied to the history and development of Aspen, and have included everything from Ute tribal culture to mining history to gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s bid for sheriff. The home’s distinctive pitched roofs, dormer windows and lovely gables also make it a favorite among architecture and restoration buffs. Located just off of Main St. in Aspen’s charming downtown, this lovely local museum is a must for families with a craving for a little local culture.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
A free local bus also runs between Aspen and the trailhead throughout the summer season at Maroon Bells.
Address: 620 West Bleeker Street, Aspen, Colorado 81611| Map
Hours: Tue-Sat 1 pm - 5 pm More Info
Price: Adults (13+): $6; Children under 13: Free; Seniors: $5 More Info