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Address: 462 Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone Number: 970-242-0971
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Activities: Dig (archeology)
Description: A science museum offering archeological digs.

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Great place to visit

With rain threatening we found the museum. Really friendly staff made the start of the visit welcoming. Well laid out exhibition areas provided a wealth of information and covered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Peoria, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The tower gives a great view of town and has signage that describes it well. There are a variety of displays, some seeming more interesting and well-done than others. The most interesting feature of the displays was the in-depth narration about the Western Investigations Team and the various cases which leave open questions about history. Especially the Kimball Creek Floor... More 

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Denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The exhibits of the Navajo basketry were awe inspiring and beautiful. The interactive displays were very educational.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this museum. The displays were well designed and educational and included a large firearms exhibit, Native American cultural exhibit, and informative audio stations. Also, the Tower was a real experience as you can see a 360 degree view of the surrounding area.

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Henderson, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Lots of wonderful displays. They had an old schoolroom, and a biplane, as well as an old computer. Loved the observatory.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

With rain threatening we found the museum. Really friendly staff made the start of the visit welcoming. Well laid out exhibition areas provided a wealth of information and covered a wide time frame very well. We were amazed that we had spent so long looking round and blue sky's welcomed us as we left

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The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

On the groundfloor in separated spaces are the exibitions displayed in a way that triggers you for the next.

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Fort Worth, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Way too much to read and not enough artifacts to see. Many of the displays were replicas - I don't go to a museum to see a replica. The few displays they had were only OK and most of the interactive displays didn't work. Waste of time in my opinion. Better to spend the time outdoors enjoying the beauty of... More 

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Palmer Lake, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

liked fun things to do like starting a plane and sitting in a real stagecoach and climbing the tower

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I took my 10 year old son and my parents. We all enjoyed it. Want very big but had a nice variety of stuff. They have a great selections of old guns right now. They also have a tower that you can go up to over see the town. Worth the stop.

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Rifle, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I was surprise when my 11 year old started talking about some history facts we were looking and reading at...very educational.....lots of old interesting items.

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Address: 462 Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone Number: 970-242-0971
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Grand Junction
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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