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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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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Oklahoma City
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a beautiful tribute to our Ute Tribe here in Colorado. They are so friendly here and have some of the best Jewelry and gifts in town!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great place to stop and refresh your knowledge of the local inhabitants. This museum does not dwell on how the indians were persecuted and lied and mistreated, but that is another story and one which will not garner much support from anyone, including the funding sources. You will just have to enjoy what they have so lovingly displayed and be... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

As we headed to our favorite hot springs, (a healing place for the Tabeguache people) my husband pulled into the Ute Indian Museum. What a treat for me! It is a small museum but full of important information and artifacts. We were told that they will soon be enlarging the museum and all artifacts will be taken to Denver for... More 

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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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