The Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum is designed for you to experience in any order, from any direction. We suggest you begin your ascent in the theater, located on the main floor to the left of the staircase. Please feel free to spend as much time as you like in the museum. Relax, discover, dream. Be sure to try the many interactive features: Dress the Climber, Stirred by the Summits, and others. Explore the portaledge, marvel at the Mt. Everest model, and spend time learning about safety in the mountains. Visit us in the museum shop, Base Camp, when you have completed your visit. Enjoy!
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American Mountaineering Center
The Museum is housed inside the American Mountaineering Center, home to our nation’s leading mountain and climbing organizations. The facility serves as a vital resource to those involved in the study and pursuit of the outdoor lifestyle.
Founded by the American Alpine Club, The Colorado Mountain Club, and Outward Bound, the center acts as a focal point for mountain-related educational, cultural, and training events.
- The Henry S. Hall, Jr. American Alpine Club Library and Colorado Mountain Club Collection is one of the world’s largest libraries dedicated to mountaineering research and education.
- The Conference Center holds 200 guests and provides a catering kitchen, sound system, flexible lighting, and large projection screen.
- Foss Auditorium seats 350 people. A small stage can host lecturers while the state-of-the-art audio-visual booth includes an integrated sound system and large projection screen with projectors for film and PowerPoint presentations.
- Other classrooms and meeting facilities are available.
For more information or reservations, call 303-384-9146.