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Museum of the West

PO Box 20,000, Grand Junction, CO 81502-5020
970-242-0971
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Type: Science Museums
Activities: Dig (archeology)
Traveler Description: The Museum  of Western Colorado is one museum with three distinct sections.  The Museum of the West is a regional history museum with permanent and... more »
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Denver, Colorado
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123 reviews 123 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Denver
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
36 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We loved it so much we got married here ! The staff was super nice. They are always changing the displays so it is always a great place to visit.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Nice museum but a bit too pricey for my family. Good hands on displays...the airplane was especially cool.

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New York City, New York
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172 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

It could be much better Being a history enthusiast, I have to visit this museum, I never skip historical places. Located at a busy downtown intersection, this one is a little bit of disappointment. I’ve seen much bigger and better Historical museums in this part of the world located in much smaller towns (Ouray, Gunnison and Silverton come to mind... More

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Montrose, Colorado, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Very interesting exhibits, well displayed. Great history of the Spanish in the GJ area, a new exhibit. Enjoyed my 82yr old friend getting into the stage coach and even up the tower. There were children there listening to a guide, a bit noisey, but nice to see them interested in history. I bought some stuffed critters in the gift shop.... More

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Broomfield, CO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We had some time to spare in Grand Junction so we visited the Museum Of The West and really enjoyed. All of the historical exhibits were well displayed, and we especially enjoyed the period display rooms with artifacts. Your time will be well spent here.

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