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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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Amazingly packed with many rooms of interesting artifacts and information. Worth the stop.....we loved it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The museum is packed full of interested stuff. Most rooms contained a different type of history such mining, local prominent families, regional Indians, medical and hospital tools, the Hope diamond history, furniture, artifacts, restored cabins and most any topic you can think of. There is something for everyone. The displays and the building are a bit old, but are part... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Amazingly packed with many rooms of interesting artifacts and information. Worth the stop.....we loved it.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wow is there a lot to see in this museum reflecting the town of ouray. There are exhibits on mining, an old hospital, dental office, post office, ice cream parlor, etc. Worth the visit

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

What a collection!!! The building was originally a hospital, and not exactly a small one. Each room is now filled with treasures from the town's history - from mining to soda jerking. I saw things from generations past that made me smile. Well worth the entrance fee and time to go through it.

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Auburn, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Packed with objects and information, lots of different aspects of the Ouray community's history -- mining, saloons, people, homes. Well worth a visit.

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Rosanky, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Was surprised how many displays in 3 floors. Well done. First floor had good county history. Second had some good examples of past offices - the surgery was very educational. Mining exhibits in basement was highlight

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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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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