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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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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Annual sale and fundraiser

Have gone to their fundraiser for years. Always seem to find some kind of Christmas gift for the wife - jewelry, pottery or paintings. Usually have very local artists with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Linda H
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have gone to their fundraiser for years. Always seem to find some kind of Christmas gift for the wife - jewelry, pottery or paintings. Usually have very local artists with interesting items to sell.

Thank Linda H
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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617 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

My wife and I visited both the traditional location and the Temporary exihibit. The temporary exihibit is just a series of interesting photos. The actual location grounds were actually more interesting.

Thank RiceWP
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I really wanted to visit this 8+ acre museum but they are closed until next tear to make renovations and improvements. I was very disappointed but it gives me an excuse to go back next year.

Thank veeolette
Montrose, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

excellent learning experience for all age groups, museum is well designed and flows nicely through out. artifacts are displayed in a interesting manner. staff is very knowledgeable and answers questions in a easy to understand way.

Thank robert n
Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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.

Thank YellowstoneBound1948
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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!

1 Thank elizabeth w
San Ramon, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Clark B
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Colomtbiker
Montrose, Colorado
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank motorcyclemama400
Tucson, Arizona
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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 

2 Thank Ray S

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