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Ouray County Museum

420 Sixth Ave, Ouray, CO 81427
970-325-4576
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Ouray
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Tours, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Tampa, FL
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This museum gave me a great option on a rainy afternoon. Inside you'll find rooms packed with pictures and local artifacts. The old hospital/surgery rooms are neat, as are the rocks ... I mean... minerals (sorry Hank). Displays in the basement are cool too -- especially the jail cell. Too bad they don't let you close the jail door, which... More

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Wyoming
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Wonderful museum. You will not be sorry that you took the time to stop. We especially liked the lower level with the mining collection. Great collection of photos.

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Canton, NY
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

we stopped here to kill an hour and ended up spending 2 hrs; many interesting displays and it depicts very well the history and life style of the area; well worth the stop!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I spent about 1-1/2 hours here, or about 1/2 hour per floor. it is built in the old mining hospital, so the top floor has what medical practice was like in the late 1800 - early 1900 mining days. the basement was dedicated to mining operations and minerals. Overall good for a local Museum.

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Naples, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We just happened on the museum and decided since it wasn't expensive to stop in. It is in the old miner's hospital so they do have some rooms on the second floor dedicated to medical exhibits. The first floor is about the history of Ouray and the basement is about mining. Lots of pictures and memorabilia. You can go through... More

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TX
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We almost missed this great little treasure. Found a flyer on the table when we stopped for ice cream and decided to check it out. Best little museum. So many really interesting pictures and facts about the town. Be sure to check it out. Volunteers working there were so helpful.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were surprised at how well this museum related the history of the area through antiques and artifacts. It tells the story of mining in Ouray area and farming and ranching in the surrounding areas. There are collections of Native American items as well as a peaks at an old dentist office, lawyer office, assay office, and the hospital the... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What an amazing museum!! We spent over 2 hours in the museum and I know we didn't see everything! They have a little bit of everything, and I love how well it's all organized. The lady from Holland that was working the day we were there was very friendly and super informative. Our kids were enthralled with everything, but their... More

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Carlisle, Pa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Planned as a stop between Durango & Glenwood Springs. Very worthwhile decision as the museum proved to be full of regional history & info. Once building was a hospital which part of the exhibit shows. Mining, minerals and town past are all on display. Lots to see.

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Fairfield, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We enjoy knowing the history of each location we travel to. Full disclosure, I was a curator for a rural county museum for a few years so these museums hold a special place in my heart. This one is three stories tall located in the old hospital. Great history of a unique town. The photograph collection of life in a... More

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