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Ouray County Museum

Address: 420 Sixth Ave, Ouray, CO 81427
Phone Number: 970-325-4576
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Ranked #1 of 5 Landmarks in Ouray
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Historic walking areas, Sightseeing Tours, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Attraction details
Type: History museums, Historic walking areas, Sightseeing Tours, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Hours:
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Ouray, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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7 reviews 7 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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
54 helpful votes 54 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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