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Address: PO Box 20,000, Grand Junction, CO 81502-5020
Phone Number: 970-242-0971
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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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better than expected

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.

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

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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Baldwinsville, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Fire engine, extensive collection of old West guns, local and Colorado history. Don't forget to climb the tower. Reasonable price.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The exhibits are well done, a life size stage coach, a mock miner's tunnel, vintage school room, wild west bar and more. History of the area, mining, baseball, and special exhibits make it very interesting. The kids will enjoy it!

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Fruita, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We enjoyed our time at this museum by spending a lot of time looking at all the western artifacts they have on display. The cost was inexpensive and the staff was so interesting, Their knowledge basis on all the items is just fascinating.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I always enjoy visiting this museum. In addition to the permanent displays that tell the local history, there are always new displays where I learn something new. And no trip is complete without climbing the tower to take in the gorgeous 360* view of Grand Junction

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Odessa, Ukraine
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105 reviews 105 reviews
70 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Tiny, but interesting collection. If you would like to find out a little more about the history of the area. Also, I took a wonderful tour with this Museum - to Marble and Redstone. But one needs to book in advance.

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The Colony, Texas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Well worth the effort. Nicely laid out with many different eras. Beware of the tower though; it is very high and has small catwalks. It can be intimidating for people with problems being in high places.

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Utah
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95 reviews 95 reviews
25 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I do not know about the museum itself but upstairs in the museum research library we met three of the most knowledgeable and helpful staff. Three men (one named Gary Brewer I believe) eagerly answered every question and gave us photos to look at, books, histories to copy etc. They went over and beyond to help us find locations and... More 

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Amarillo, Texas, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wonderful couple, brilliant and fun guide! Wife is from my city, Amarillo. We had something in common! Smile! Brilliant historian, with wonderful and authentic exhibits. We appreciated his masterpieces and expertise. I would return many times again. Great price for an adventure into the old west! You never know where you are going, until you know where you came from!... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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152 reviews 152 reviews
6 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

For its size, it's not bad. They make decent use of reproductions in the "adult" displays - and there's a good selection of hands-on stuff for the kids.

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