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Ouray County Museum

Address: 420 Sixth Ave, Ouray, CO 81427
Phone Number: 970-325-4576
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Ouray
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Tours, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Tours, Museums
Hours:
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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TX
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were surprised at how well this museum related the history of the area through antiques and artifacts. It tells the story of mining in Ouray area and farming and ranching in the surrounding areas. There are collections of Native American items as well as a peaks at an old dentist office, lawyer office, assay office, and the hospital the... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What an amazing museum!! We spent over 2 hours in the museum and I know we didn't see everything! They have a little bit of everything, and I love how well it's all organized. The lady from Holland that was working the day we were there was very friendly and super informative. Our kids were enthralled with everything, but their... More 

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