The Steelworks museum features exhibits related to all facets of CF&I and related industries' impacts on the American West. Examples include the histories of western industrialization, coal and iron mining, steel production, labor issues, western immigration and the Denver & Rio Grande and Colorado and Wyoming railroads. The museum is housed in the former CF&I Medical Dispensary, built in 1901. CF &I was the first integrated steel mill west of the Mississippi River, beginning with the development of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad in 1872 and the first steel production in 1880. At one time CF&I was the largest private landowner and the largest employer in Colorado. CF&I mines and mining towns operated throughout the West, and the firm owned subsidiary companies ranging from the states of Massachusetts to California. Museum guests will find the collections to be a rich source of information for exploring the history of the industrial West, the use of land and water resources, and the lives of the many people who worked in the mines and mills of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company.
Museum Admission: $6 per adult, $4 per child age 4-12
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00AM-4:00PM
215 Canal Street
Pueblo, CO 81004
DIRECTIONS: From I-25: Exit at 97A (Central Avenue) and turn west. At the intersection of Central Avenue and Abriendo Avenue, turn left (south) and follow Abriendo three blocks to Canal Street. Turn left into the Steelworks Center parking lot. The museum is the small medical dispensary building nearest to I-25.