Museums

Loveland has two museums in town, and both are great places to learn about Loveland's history and life in the old west.

Loveland Museum/Gallery
(970) 962-2410

Take a journey back in time! The Loveland Museum/Gallery exhibits Loveland's history through several world class displays including Life on Main Street, Mariano Medina's Cabin, Great Western Sugar Factory, Colorado-Big Thompson Relief Map, Sweetheart City USA, the Proctor Alabaster Shop, the Loveland Fire Department and the Fireside Gallery.

Kids will enjoy dressing up and sitting in the Foote carriage, exploring how sugar is made in the Great Western Sugar Factory exhibit, sitting in Mariano Medina's saddle and stamping their own Valentine with a cache from years past.

Milner-Schwarz House Museum
710 S. Railroad Ave.

The oldest brick structure in Larimer County, the Milner-Schwarz House was built in 1873 by Joseph Milner Sr.  Now on the National Register of Historic Places, it is has been restored to what the society believes it might have looked like in the 19th century. The Milner-Schwarz House museum is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every third Saturday through September.

Timberlane Farm Museum
2306 E. 1st Street
(970) 663-7348

Timberlane Farm is a working farm museum intending to preserve the 1860 to 1940 life style and farming techniques. The museum offers the unique opportunity to experience the home and farm life in the early days of the Big Thompson Valley. The restored homes and farm buildings provide a perfect setting for demonstrations hosted by the museum. Farming, barnyard, blacksmithing and gardening activities are periodically scheduled for public observation and participation.