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Address: 462 Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501
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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Unique small local museuem

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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central NY
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Visited the museum as part of the Thursday night Farmers Market. They present their areas well with well written explanations. Have an extensive display of firearms for such a small museum which was very interesting. Many interactive displays to appeal to a wide range of visitors

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

well displayed small town museum. Lots of unique facts about the artifacts and some fun displays for kids. Free on Thursday night in July and August.

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Middletown, DE
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166 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was our first museum of the day. Exhibits were very well done. Very informative. Lots of information about Grand Junction. Could easily spend a few hours - would suggest multiple trips, as could be information overload for one visit. Be sure to go to the top of the tower to see a panorama of the surrounding area - certain... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great place to learn about the history of the Grand Valley. The staff is quite friendly and has quite a bit of knowledge about the history of Colorado.

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Peoria, Arizona
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51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The tower gives a great view of town and has signage that describes it well. There are a variety of displays, some seeming more interesting and well-done than others. The most interesting feature of the displays was the in-depth narration about the Western Investigations Team and the various cases which leave open questions about history. Especially the Kimball Creek Floor... More 

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Denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The exhibits of the Navajo basketry were awe inspiring and beautiful. The interactive displays were very educational.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this museum. The displays were well designed and educational and included a large firearms exhibit, Native American cultural exhibit, and informative audio stations. Also, the Tower was a real experience as you can see a 360 degree view of the surrounding area.

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Henderson, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Lots of wonderful displays. They had an old schoolroom, and a biplane, as well as an old computer. Loved the observatory.

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