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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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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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
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Ouray, Colorado
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Arvada, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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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!

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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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.

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Canton, NY
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29 helpful votes 29 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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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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22 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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