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Ute Indian Museum

17253 Chipeta Rd., Montrose, CO 81403
(970) 249-3098
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Ranked #5 of 16 attractions in Montrose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Baltimore, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Was leaving the Montrose area when we decided we wanted to buy something local to commemorate our time here in colorado. What better way to support the local community and find something authentic while learning the history of some of the tribes that have and still do live here. This is a small museum of the Ute Tribe with a... More

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Healdsburg, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

My mom visited solo and reported it was a very good museum - I interacted with the volunteers and they were extremely friendly and served as a Montrose Welcome Center as well.

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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 25, 2013

The Utes were here first and we chased them out so its nice that they have a museum honoring them now. Lots of history about Chipita and his tribe. Beautiful jewelry, gifts and even Tepees outside to enjoy. A must stop if in the area.

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Montrose, Colorado
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Even tho we live here, we visit this museum frequently. The short video is very interesting, the museum is small but extensive in its collection, and the jewelry (done by local Native Americans) is beautiful. If you set it up before-hand, they will give you a class on Indian sign language which is really fun and interesting. It is definitely... More

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Montrose, Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This is a fine, authentic, informative, small museum in a beautiful setting. The exhibits/displays are very well put together, the clothing (especially the bead-work on the clothing) is amazing, and the grounds are so lush & peaceful. Don't tell anyone, but this place has some of the best turquoise jewelry for sale in the area.

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Ogden, Utah
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55 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

There is a 22 minute movie about the Utes and their culture. They especially talk about the bear dance. There are only two room with exhibits but they are very good ones. The gift shop, although small, had quite a bit of very. Ice jewelry. If you have trip advisor you get a discount.

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Lovely friendly seniors manned the front desk. I loved seeing actual Ute tents and how they are built. The bear statue in front makes more sense once you tour the museum. The initial entrance into the building was a WOW to me which was actually the museum shop with fantastic items. The entrance fee was only $4 per senior. You... More

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Larkspur, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Let me start out by saying I'm a fan of small museums, love them, and have visited many. For some reason, this museum under-whelmed me. Displays were just OK, the video was mainly about the bear dance and it's significance, the grounds were nothing special. Thought it all could have been much better, more interactive, more educational. Still glad we... More

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Arvada, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

nicely laid out. short movie well worth watching. lots of artifacts pictures . really nice and informative. gift shop has very nice authentic Indian pieces for sale. worth your time

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western colorado
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146 reviews 146 reviews
63 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This museum is small but beautifully done. There is much to learn and to admire in the exhibits. It also has a good gift shop. There are events at the museum throughout the year, too, that are recommended, especially the native american themed ones. Be sure to visit the gardens and the burial site of Chipeta.

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