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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 2014
Type: History Museums, Tours, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Brunswick, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Carlisle, Pa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Planned as a stop between Durango & Glenwood Springs. Very worthwhile decision as the museum proved to be full of regional history & info. Once building was a hospital which part of the exhibit shows. Mining, minerals and town past are all on display. Lots to see.

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Fairfield, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We enjoy knowing the history of each location we travel to. Full disclosure, I was a curator for a rural county museum for a few years so these museums hold a special place in my heart. This one is three stories tall located in the old hospital. Great history of a unique town. The photograph collection of life in a... More

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Osceola, AR
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It seems that most every town and county has a museum now-a-days. This one represents Ouray and its history. You should google the museum. I really enjoyed my time there. Being a rockhound, I spent plenty of time examining the rock that were found in the Ouray area. It's not mind blowing, but decent enough. The cost is $6 to... More

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Montrose, Colorado, United States
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86 reviews 86 reviews
36 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Living in Montrose, CO a few miles away, I've heard this museum was good. That is an understatement, its amazing. The building is the old miners hospital. Three floors of Indian. mining, ranching and town history all put together in a very interesting way. Lots of wonderful old photographs of the people that worked in the mines and developed the... More

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Alton, Ia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

One could spend two weeks in the Ouray Museum--there is just that much material. It's amazing, absolutely amazing. I'd recommend visiting a mine before going; the museum's basement mining display will be much more understandable--not that it isn't; but seeing a mine first helps. This is not a mining museum; there's just so much more. Amazing place.

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Incredible collection, three floors with tons of interesting rooms that each have thematic artifacts. Replica mine tour in the basement. Quaint, thorough, enjoyable. Even my 10 year old was fully engaged the entire visit. This is a flawless exhibit.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I liked: the exhibits, the historic photographs, and the curation of the exhibits. I missed: perspectives of Native Americans (they lived here before the whites); the Asian-Americans (who no doubt worked in the mines and the town), the Hispanic-Americans (who also worked in the mines and ran businesses), and other voices. The museum made the entire history of the area... More

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Lawndale, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I saw this museum from the outside and thought "oh here we go. Just another average museum! Boy, was I wrong! This museum is 3 stories of items that give you a history of what Ouray County was all about. After looking at all the items and pictures they had, I am glad I live now. It must have been... More

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