Wyman Living History Museum, Craig

#115 of 268 in Museums in Colorado
Wyman Museum is the result of years of collecting beginning in 1949 when Lou wyman discovered an abandoned 1932 Lincoln automobile in Elk Springs, Colorado, while he was filling water barrels to take to his sheep herders. He paid $15.00 for it and has been collecting ever since. He has gathered an absolutely unique collection from throughout the west and beyond. His assortment of items gives museum guests an experience spanning one hundred years of American life, ingenuity and advancement. Lou has brought in several historical building, including a hay barn where visitors can see how hay was stored in the upper reaches of the barn. To the left is a working blacksmith shop from a homestead in Walden, Colorado. The Wyman Museum has something for everybody! Come and explore the Pagoda store, opened by J.W. Hugus, a man who fancied himself as the J.C. Penny of the west. The store is filled with period items as well as a gift shop with local handmade items. It is a step back into the past!
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  • This is a Nicely organized museum. Great collection of stuff. I like to see things and not read a book while standing there. Plus where else can you pet a bull elk!  more »
  • I was on a road trip with a friend and this museum was on our list of places to visit while in Craig. Their hours said they opened at 10 am, we arrived at 10 on Sat 9/14 and building wasn't opened so....  more »
  • Great museum. Small but with lots of things to watch. Big trucks, old cars and even a USA Army tank outside to watch. Best part? Being able to pet the resident Elk from the site and give him apples. Lovely!
  • Best hand selected antiques on display. Excellent costumer service. Very knowledgeable. Everyone knew specific details of every item we asked about. They stayed open late so we weren't rushed, even though we were the ones who showed up right before closing time. And who doesn't like to see a world class Live Elk in the yard? Wonderful Experience!!!
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