Estes Park, Colorado: Baldpate Inn: 20,000 keys

The Baldpate Inn's key collection includes the key to Hitler's bunker.
Address:
4900 State Highway 7, Estes Park, CO
Directions:
On Hwy 7 about five miles south of Estes Park, opposite Lily Lake. Look for the signs for the Inn.
Hours:
Open Memorial Day to Columbus Day weekend. (Call to verify)
Phone:
970-586-6151
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Baldpate Inn: 20,000 keys

I spent several hours here and was just completely fascinated. Although it does not appear to be organized initially, the keys are meticulously categorized and numbered like at the library. The "famous" keys are in display cases, and thousand of other keys are organized by state. It's easy to lose track of time browsing the keys.

The actual Inn has a homey feel and there is a restaurant that was pretty poppin' for a late Sunday afternoon. I don't know what they had cooked up but it smelled delightful and promising. There is a huge patio with rockers and swinging benches with hummingbird feeders and the loveliest view.

[Mallory Billings, 11/14/2015]

Key collection.

Baldpate Inn: 20,000 keys

Absolutely fantastic! World's largest key collection with specimens from all over the world. Keys from famous places and familiar faces. We stopped by there and heard some great stories from members of the local historical society. Our three teenage kids loved it, too! Guests are invited to leave a key of their own (which of course, we did). And the Key Room is free! If you are interested in history...or keys...or oddballs bits of trivia, This stop is well worth your while!

[Kristen, 05/26/2012]

Nov. 2015: Photo added.

Baldpate Inn.

Baldpate Inn: 20,000 keys

The key museum at the Baldpate Inn features 20,000 keys.

[Dorrie McPhetridge, 07/13/2010]
Baldpate Inn: 20,000 keys

Interesting museum, and the inn is haunted. There is also an excellent restaurant there that serves only soups, salads, muffins and six different types of homemade pies.

[Dorrie McPhetridge, 06/21/2010]
Baldpate Inn - 20,000 keys

The Baldpate Inn has a collection of over 20,000 keys on display. Visitors and guests have been contributing to the collection since WW I. Keys from Westminster Abby, Mozart's wine cellar, the Pentagon and even Frankenstein's castle adorn the key room.

[Larry Kerecman, 04/04/2004]

And, perhaps some keys once owned by a 20th century mass murdering dictator??

Nearby Offbeat Places

Fallen Park Ranger MemorialFallen Park Ranger Memorial, Estes Park, CO - 4 mi.
The Shining Hotel - TV MiniseriesThe Shining Hotel - TV Miniseries, Estes Park, CO - 5 mi.
Noah's Ark-shaped BuildingNoah's Ark-shaped Building, Estes Park, CO - 5 mi.
In the region:
Pink Pig Rock, St. Mary's, CO - 35 mi.

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