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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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Museum even kids will enjoy!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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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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Gunter, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This museum is chock full of local artifacts, much bigger than I imagined. Seem there are at least 2 stories and some cabins outside. Very well worth the time spent.

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Springfield, Missouri
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is a great little museum! It is full of items about the area. The basement has a history of mining in the area. Plan about little less than An hour, more if you read everything.

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We stumbled upon this "little" Museum when out for a walk. It was BIG! Three stories of fascinating rooms bringing the past to life! Worth more than $6! If you're in Ouray, I highly recommend it!

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Ouray, Colorado
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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.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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!

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

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Mankato, Minnesota, United States
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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!

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Tampa, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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 

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Wyoming
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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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Address: 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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