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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 2013
Type: History Museums, Tours, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Very nice museum, full of local history. We learned so much about the area, highly recommend. The tour ladies are very knowledgeable about anything to do with Ouray.

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Wimberley, TX
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Lots of authentic, Ouray historical items. Nice hosts. Great photographs and equipment on display with excellent write-ups. The rooms were set up to display their actual use, such as the Dental Office, Hospital Room, Lawyer's Office, Sitting Rooms. The mannequins were clothed in the style of the period. The grounds and out-buildings are fun to walk through and imagine yourself... More

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Montrose, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

One great museum. So many Colorado mining artifacts and history of the area. This is hard rock mining territory. Ouray is a central town during the growth period when mining was king. The museum is very well organized, you will not go wrong.

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Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is an actual award the museum has won. An excellent collection of Ouray County history in the beautiful old Miner's Hospital. Sections of museum organized by different professions in the area such as mining, ranching. Outside displays. Beautiful tribute to Chief Ouray out front. Bronze bust is wonderful likeness to Ouray. So detailed and information, one could easily spend... More

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Cape May, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Don't miss this one. What an awesome museum. Three floors of local history stuffed to the gills. There is something for everyone to enjoy. Some displays include an old time general store, victorian parlor, Native American history, mining, railroad, military, farming,& ranching. There is also tons of medical displays including an antiquated operating room. Make sure you visit the mineral... More

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denver, co
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The exhibits are set up in a cool and interesting way. Loved the mining recreations. A good way to explore the old mines without the danger do falling in.

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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We visited the Ouray County Museum located in the old hospital. The museum covers three floors of the former Ouray Hospital. The history is shown from the perspective of the miners, the women of the community and the hospital. There is also a showing of the various mining machinery that was used during the mining period. A very good showing... More

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Vail, Colorado
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116 reviews 116 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is by far one of the best little museums we have been to. TONS of information and artifacts. 3 stories of a an old hospital. Word of caution, the there are three stories, which means stairs. There was an older couple there that was having a hard time maneuvering the stairs. Also, this place is not handi-cap accessible. Must... More

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New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The museum had lots of interesting items and information about the area around Ouray, and the building itself was great. I didn't get there in time to tour the log cabins outside because the museum closes at the early hour of 4:30 pm and the cabins are locked then. I would advise setting side an hour to see it all... More

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texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This museum looks little on the outside but once you enter it has several rooms on three different floors. The collection of items were incredible! They have done a very nice job without overdoing it. By the time we got to the last floor our heads were swimming just because of the volume of wonderful nuggets of history. The museum... More

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