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Ouray Alchemist Museum

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Address: 533 Main Street, Ouray, CO 81427
Phone Number: (970) 325-4003
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Interesting!

We went to see the alchemist museum and spent the entire morning, it was so interesting to talk to Curtis. He is passionate about his pharmacological archive collections and his... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Joyce B
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Jeanerette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We went to see the alchemist museum and spent the entire morning, it was so interesting to talk to Curtis. He is passionate about his pharmacological archive collections and his knowledge is boundless! Highly recommended for people interested in health and medicine.

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this review

I'm so glad both of you made it home safely. Thank you for your kind response as educators as it means a lot to me. I'm not going to sell snow cones but will have other fountain goodies. I hope you both return again some day. God bless, Curt More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My boyfriend and I went to the alchemist museum because of trip advisor! We called just to see if they were even open on Sunday and luckily they were. He said he does 2 tours a day one at 10 and one at 1. We called at 10:15 but he let us come in and take the tour. He locks... More 

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful response.. I'm so glad both of you enjoyed the tour and that Harry Potter left a lasting impression, History happens every day and who knows what history will bring us.. I hope you return again to see the of fountain youth. Best wishes to both of you. Curt More 

Fruita, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Curt was entertaining and shared interesting information that kept the whole family intrigued. The museum displays are well thought out and items are carefully and beautifully displayed. I highly recommend this tour to anyone traveling to Ouray.

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you, Donna. I"m so glad that you and your family enjoyed the tour. I hope that you can attend again as new artifacts and stories will come to the museum in the future. . The soda fountain should be working sometime in April, as I can hardly wait myself. Thank you again. Curt. More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Great collection! My dad's a pharmacist so he found it especially interesting, but anyone interested in history would enjoy it.

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this review

Monica, I'm so glad your father enjoyed the tour as I enjoy meeting interesting people that share their experiences. To me the tour is about all of us and how we got where we are today. I hope you all can return to have a magical drink for the soda fountain some day. Happy New Year! Curt More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Curt, my family and I would like to thank you again for the 'private tour' of your museum last week, 12/24/14. Would have to agree with the other reviewers about how unique and informative your tour is. I was going through some photos I took in England a few years ago and came across these photos of an apothecary establishment... More 

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this review

Joe, Thank you for the kind review. The industrial revolution, yes starts in 1790 and last for many years. My reference was to the transcontinental railroad in the US as it expanded into the 20th century when the US became the world power. The apothecary in Engand probably was started in the 18th century and some items are from that... More 

Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We took the tour at the Ouray Alchemist when we were visiting in November. It was a blast! He has an amazing collection and is a natural story teller. The tour lasted about an hour and it seemed to fly by. He clearly has a very inquisitive nature and really engaged with my girlfriend and I as we asked tons... More 

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I found our interaction helpful and fun. We're getting closer to getting the soda fountain to work for next summer. I ,also added a few more exciting patent medicine to tell the story even better. We hope you can return again some day, as the tours are never the same... More 

Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Thanks so much for the personal tour today - my husband and I enjoyed it a lot. Very informative and lots of cool things to see.

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this review

Cherri, thank you for taking time to come to museum and writing a review. I had a great time conversing with both of you. I plan on reading The Silent Spring because of you. On a somber note Theo Colborn passed away Dec 14th. I had the pleasure of talking with her for 2 hours this fall and I hope... More 

Farmington, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The owner docent led tour of the Alchemistry museum was informative and interesting. It was well worth the $7 admission charge. You could tell Curtis was very passionate about his museum. A must see. Don't miss...

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this review

Bill, thank you for taking time to write a review. I'm so happy you enjoyed the history of medicine and pharmacy. I hope that you can return again in the future to see the 1893 soda fountain in operation. Have a happy holiday. Curt More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

What a hidden treasure! Much more than we expected and the story Curtis tells for all the interesting pieces of history he has is WELL WORTH the visit! Amazing experience. Definitely worth an hour or longer if you like to interact with your "guide". Not only do you get a general history lesson, you also learn about the evolution of... More 

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review! I enjoyed meeting you and the others who took the tour. It is really fun to meet folks who love museums and local history of the area. It is a passion of mine to make the tour as interesting as possible. Hopefully we will have our 1893 soda fountain working next summer... More 

Flushing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

While in Ouray be sure to go to the Alchemist Museum. Not only it is filled with fascinating items, the curator is exceedingly informative about the development of pharmacy.

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this review

So glad you found the tour fun and informative! It is also alot of fun for me to share the Ouray Alchemist pharmacy museum with the folks that come by for the tour. I enjoy taking people through a step back in time to discover pharmacy through the ages. Thank you for your review. More 

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