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Ouray County Museum

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Address: 420 Sixth Ave, Ouray, CO 81427
Phone Number: 970-325-4576
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Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Gem of a Museum

We were greeted by a friendly staff of women who took a lot of pride in this museum. It is located in the old hospital on three floors right downtown. It is chocked full of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We were greeted by a friendly staff of women who took a lot of pride in this museum. It is located in the old hospital on three floors right downtown. It is chocked full of artifacts of Ouray's Indian heritage, mining history, medical and dental items, books, photos, toys, military objects and much, much more. Plan to spend a good... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This 'little' museum is a gemstone! There is something for everyone and it's set up in a way as not to be overwhelming. It's located in the old miners' hospital, so there are rooms to meander to, each with its own theme. There's information on the Ute Indians, the miners, the railroad, the military, medical and dentistry practices, stores and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Just a block or so off Ouray's main street, this museum – housed in the old city hospital – is full of relics and displays from Ouray's 1800s and 1900s. Three floors of mining gear, medical and dental tools, books, cameras, photos, toys and clothes. In the basement is walk-through recreation of a hard-rock mine. Take a couple hours to... More 

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Denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place is chock full of interesting historical artifacts. We were all very surprised at how well done the museum was. A rainy day caused us to look for indoor things to do, and all four of us in our group were really happy we found this place.

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City of Durango, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

A small town look into the silver mining past with exhibits of old photos and mining memorabilia. It give you a glimpse into what the town use to be like. Also, Chief Ouray who the town was named after us featured. A history if the hot springs there and who used them over the years.

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Just stuffed with artefacts and exhibits covering the history of the town. One of the most enjoyable museums I've visited ... anywhere.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

There are lots of artifacts in an old home converted into a museum. I found the information about the history of the earliest days of the area to be the most interesting, but there is probably something for everyone on the three floors.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We love to visit these places wherever we go, so that we can learn some area history. This one will not disappoint.

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Little Rock, AR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Nice little museum filled with all kinds of historical artifacts & info - a very diverse collection, including social history, minining history, great photographs... some really nice topographic exhibits give great perspective of the surrounding mountains. We spend about an hour there - could have spent more. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Ouray.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

As far as museums go, even the history buffs in us all know they can sometimes drone on from room to room... too much reading, not enough activity. Ouray County Museum has put together an "I Spy" game for your children to use while they tour the historic building. It really helped engage our 8 and 6 year old girls... More 

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Additional Information about Ouray County Museum

Address: 420 Sixth Ave, Ouray, CO 81427
Phone Number: 970-325-4576
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Ouray
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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