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Museum of the West

PO Box 20,000, Grand Junction, CO 81502-5020
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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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English first
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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
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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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132 reviews 132 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
37 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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428 reviews 428 reviews
175 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 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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