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Ute Indian Museum

17253 Chipeta Rd., Montrose, CO 81403
(970) 249-3098
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Montrose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great value. You get 50% off if you are a AAA member. Great quality of items on display and interesting and informative. Friendly staff.

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Bridgeport, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I had a great time at the Ute Museum. The museum itself has many neat little displays, but the botanical garden area is the best. We enjoyed walking the trail, looking at monuments, flowers, and taking our pictures next to and inside of the tee-pees. We also liked the educational displays both inside and outside of the... More

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Madison, WI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

On our way from Creede to Grand Junction we decided to stop at this small but beautiful museum. It's a bit off the beaten path, but not hard to find. Staff are very friendly and exhibits are well done and informative.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My husband and I have wanted to go through the Ute Indian Museum for many years; however, it wasn't until this visit in August that we had time. We learned so much about the Utes that lived in the Montrose area. Please take the time to visit.

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Shawnee, Kansas
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7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Visited this on our first full day in the area - a Sunday afternoon. Enjoyed the video presentation. The exhibit areas were very informative. I learned a lot about the history of the area. A great way to spend the afternoon.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The settlement of this part of Colorado, including the gold and silver mining operations, yields a history that is exciting and dynamic. Very often, the history of the Ute peoples is overlooked. This small museum takes care of that. The bust of Chief Ouray is very handsome. The narrative and the artifacts on display are interesting. Only 30 minutes are... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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
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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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