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Museum of the West

PO Box 20,000, Grand Junction, CO 81502-5020
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Activities: Dig (archeology)
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Owner description: A science museum offering archeological digs.

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English first
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
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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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

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
50 helpful votes 50 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is one of the best small town museums I've been in. Great exhibits, thoughtfully laid out, in-depth information, I could go on. With each exhibit I looked at, I became more impressed with solid academic feel to the information and history, as if it were carefully researched. The exhibits were also very cool just to look at. Great place!

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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
53 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This was a small museum with a lot of stuff packed in. We especially liked the Spanish exhibit, as well as the stagecoach. The docent was very nice and knowledgeable, the exhibits were first-class, and the gift shop well-stocked.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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153 reviews 153 reviews
42 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Just two blocks south of Main Street the Museum of the West is a nice small museum. Check out the view of the city from the tower from the top of the building. There are a number of exhibits from western Colorado life. The kids loved the hands on exhibits. The guys loved the gun display. Good for about an... More

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West Valley City, Utah
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I was skeptical when I first read about this place, it seemed a little bit stuffy, but our family visited this museum while we vacationed in Mesa, Colorado and we really enjoyed it. We have six children age 4 - 14 and there was something here for each of them. There were interesting things to see and read and unique... More

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