The Frontier Museum or Frontier Historical Museum was established in 1964 through the Frontier Historical Society. The museum was constructed to preserve some of the past of Glenwood Springs, Colorado and provide visitors with a means of exploring Glenwood's interesting past. A large museum was later built in 1972 and today stands at its present location at 1001 Colorado Avenue in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
The museum is open from May through September, Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm. In October through April the museum has more limited hours and runs from Monday through Thursday, 1 pm to 4 pm. Admission prices to the museum are very reasonable and discounts are given to seniors aged 60 and above and for children aged 3 to 12. Members of the Frontier Historical Society or FHS are admitted for free.
An onsite museum store is open to the public. The gift shop operates on the same schedule as the museum and offers a wide variety of books, toys, t shirts, maps of Colorado, and walking tour guides. The museum and gift store do not accept major credit cards so it is recommended that cash or check options be abided by.