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Museum of the West

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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
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A science museum offering archeological digs.

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Nice museum near downtown

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Clifford L
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Henderson, Nevada
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Singapore, Singapore
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Great little museum right in the center of town. Nice area to walk around in downtown Grand Junction and spend the afternoon in. The museum is quite small, but uses its space and exhibits quite well. Lots of stories, artifacts and history from the various periods in the development of the old West. Great for kids with a bunch of... More 

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Fruita, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

The museum is small but does have a lot of good stuff in it. Good thing to do with kids. Doesn't cost a lot and can kill an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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.

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Thank Shane D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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.

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Thank joycec619
Belen, New Mexico
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

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!

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Thank AlinaA77
CO
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26 reviews
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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 

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Midland, Texas
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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.

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Thank Arlon M
Fort Wayne IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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.

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Thank kissinkousin
Cortez
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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.

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Thank Terra S
Henderson, Nevada
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200 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 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.

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Thank Clifford L

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