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Address: PO Box 20,000, Grand Junction, CO 81502-5020
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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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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Fort Worth, TX
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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
82 helpful votes 82 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
88 helpful votes 88 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
106 helpful votes 106 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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12 reviews 12 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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