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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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Great History!

Third time to visit the museum and still want to do it again! So much great and interesting local history. The staff is great and so willing to offer information and conversation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Ron W
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Branson, Missouri
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Branson, Missouri
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Third time to visit the museum and still want to do it again! So much great and interesting local history. The staff is great and so willing to offer information and conversation.

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1 Thank Ron W
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The Ouray County Museum was an unexpected stop for us; the road to Silverton was closed for a few hours, and we had to wait. We decided to visit the museum. Overall, it's not bad, but it needs something to pull the displays together. There are a lot of things to look at--almost too much for the size of the... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We were looking for something to do to fill in some time before heading to something else. This was a fun and interesting time. Was interesting to see all the rock samples from all the Colorado area mines.

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1 Thank Rhonda154
Grand Junction, Colorado
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

We came here to enjoy an early fall day in Ouray. We walked I. To so much history in this museum. It was also a miners hospital, we have come so far in medical equipment! Great day with my hubby.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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236 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The museum is packed full of interested stuff. Most rooms contained a different type of history such mining, local prominent families, regional Indians, medical and hospital tools, the Hope diamond history, furniture, artifacts, restored cabins and most any topic you can think of. There is something for everyone. The displays and the building are a bit old, but are part... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Amazingly packed with many rooms of interesting artifacts and information. Worth the stop.....we loved it.

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1 Thank lisaNjak
Fort Myers, Florida
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Wow is there a lot to see in this museum reflecting the town of ouray. There are exhibits on mining, an old hospital, dental office, post office, ice cream parlor, etc. Worth the visit

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1 Thank Lowell S
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

What a collection!!! The building was originally a hospital, and not exactly a small one. Each room is now filled with treasures from the town's history - from mining to soda jerking. I saw things from generations past that made me smile. Well worth the entrance fee and time to go through it.

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Auburn, NY
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Packed with objects and information, lots of different aspects of the Ouray community's history -- mining, saloons, people, homes. Well worth a visit.

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1 Thank Eileen M
Rosanky, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Was surprised how many displays in 3 floors. Well done. First floor had good county history. Second had some good examples of past offices - the surgery was very educational. Mining exhibits in basement was highlight

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