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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

A science museum offering archeological digs.

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Very Cool Museum

Nice museum with a lot of interesting exhibits. If you go, make sure you climb the tower and go up to the observation deck. The view is awesome.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Shane D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice museum with a lot of interesting exhibits. If you go, make sure you climb the tower and go up to the observation deck. The view is awesome.

Thank Shane D
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a flash from the past. Some good history and interesting but we found it to have timeline gaps and too short. Plus the days that they are not open on Holidays makes it hard to plan to take visitors.

Thank joycec619
Belen, New Mexico
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I don't usually do museums, but I thoroughly enjoying this place! If you do go, be sure not to miss the view from the observation deck! So worth it!

Thank AlinaA77
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This museum has pod areas for special displays, i.e., schoolhouse with chalkboard for kids to actually use, mine with realistic feel and visuals as visitors walk through it, bar with huge, old cash register and photos, airplane (kids can climb in and pretend to fly), old stagecoach (yes, one can climb aboard), Indian displays, Spanish items from expedition through W.... More 

Thank Robert C
Midland, Texas
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168 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Not what I expected. Cost was $7 ea. and the museum wasn't that great in my opinion. I like to read descriptions on the displays and these were just too wordy for my liking. Not as good of a bang for my buck as I had hoped.

Thank Arlon M
Fort Wayne IN
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86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Museum contains history of west, mining, gun collections, etc. Great interactive things for kids. One can climb or take elevator to the top of 3 story educational tower for great views of the city.

Thank kissinkousin
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42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This museum was a great stop on our visit to Grand Junction. The fee was very reasonable and very informational about the area's history. There were several hands on displays. You are able to get inside the Stagecoach and listen to a recording of what it would have sounded like in the old west.

Thank Terra S
Henderson, Nevada
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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Small one floor museum with nice exhibits and history of Grand Junction and the area. Small entrance fee. Well worth a visit - takes about one hour to see.

Thank Clifford L
central NY
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I love history, so I always look for a museum to visit when I'm in a new place. This museum did not disappoint. It provided me with a great introduction to the history of the area from native cultures to Spanish explorers to the influx of white settlers in the late 1800's. There are even some hands-on exhibits that kids... More 

Thank gentoo65
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a small but very interesting museum. The museum has a very nice exhibit on native american weaving. This exhibit has a wealth of information on the subject. There are some very nice display of old Grand Junction and even spanish colonial exhibits.

Thank TomMetzler

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