We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 420 Sixth Ave, Ouray, CO 81427
Phone Number: 970-325-4576
Today
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 78 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
A gem of a museum

This historical museum has wonderful exhibits of life a 50 - 150 years ago, including doctor's and dental offices, a jail, a walk-through mine scene, and an incredible display of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Mary A J
,
Ouray, Colorado
Add Photo Write a Review

78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Ouray, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This historical museum has wonderful exhibits of life a 50 - 150 years ago, including doctor's and dental offices, a jail, a walk-through mine scene, and an incredible display of minerals. It is small but packed and a lot of fun.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If you're interested in knowing more about Ouray, beyond it's gorgeous views, awesome hiking trails, relaxing hot springs, and wonderful restaurants, you'll enjoy learning about Chief Ouray's legacy, the town's colorful mining history, and how Ouray came to be the community it is today!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grand Junction, Colorado
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This little museum is top notch. It offers a look into the past with displays to be proud of. This is well worth the visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mankato, Minnesota, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Wow, there was alot of interesting exhibts in the museum. Gotta see the mining on the lower levels. Make sure to stop at the vistor's center in town and you may even snag a coupon for a dollar off admission! I would of really liked a tour, but as a do it yourself I enjoyed myself immensely!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa, FL
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wyoming
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canton, NY
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Naples, Florida
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
TX
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ouray County Museum also viewed

 

Been to Ouray County Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ouray County Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?