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Ute Indian Museum

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Address: 17253 Chipeta Rd., Montrose, CO 81403
Phone Number: (970) 249-3098
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Small Museum Tells Large Story

This museum tells the story of the area's first inhabitants, the Native Americans, and one of its outstanding leaders, Chief Ouray. The Museum is well planned and does not take a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This museum tells the story of the area's first inhabitants, the Native Americans, and one of its outstanding leaders, Chief Ouray. The Museum is well planned and does not take a major commitment in time or money. It fills in some gaps in the historic record.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We have decided to take a day trip to this amazing museum. Come back next year! I think this place is great and so does my daughter! I recommend this for you and your family!

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Ute Indian Museum is a nice collection if you have just a few minutes to view the history of inhabitants of the area. It is a self-guided tour through a local collection of native people’s artifacts. The walks through the nearby paths to see Chipeta’s grave and jaunt across the street to the memorial for the Dominguez Escalante exploration... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We really enjoyed seeing Chipeta's gravesite along with lots of other Ute artifacts including Chief Ouray clothing. Bear Dance video was also interesting. They are planning to close August 1, 2015 until fall of 2016 for an expansion and exhibit update. Some of the exhibits will move to Montrose Visitor Center during that time, but I think it won't be... More 

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Montrose, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I'm not much of a museum buff, but this one was extremely boring. Not worth your time at all. Take a hike or go somewhere of value.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Ute peoples have a long and varied history in Colorado and Utah, but most people know little about them. So put this small museum on your list if you are ever in the area. The staff and docents are more than willing to share their knowledge. There is a fascinating film about the Ute culture. The exhibits demonstrate the... More 

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Central Arizona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A wealth of information. A must see. If you know nothing about the Ute Indians, this experience will help you understand their culture with a quick education. Just a short distance from Montrose.

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Stanton, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

So the price is really reasonable and I thought it was enlightening but tween boys fussed the entire time...."MOM, I'm bored"!!!! So not thinking anyone below college would find this interesting...

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Montrose, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

There is a lot of detailed information about the UTE indians here. It was very interesting and they have a nice movie about the Bear Dance and its significance. The history of Chief Ouray and his wife Chipeta is also in depth and very interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A small but very nice museum, inside and out. Enjoyed our visit very much. A great streach your legs museum. Tepee's outside, little treasures's of information on the inside.

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Additional Information about Ute Indian Museum

Address: 17253 Chipeta Rd., Montrose, CO 81403
Phone Number: (970) 249-3098
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Montrose
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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