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Fred Harman Art Museum

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Address: 85 Harman Park Drive, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone Number: (970)731-5785
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Western Art and comic book history rolled into one

Wife and I much enjoy western art and was not disappointed in our visit. Great art and a look into his studio and the painting he was working on when he passed. Many paintings on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Clark Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Excellent small museum all about Red Rider. We love anything Western and I had to pull my husband out of the house he loved it so.

Thank Mary D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Wife and I much enjoy western art and was not disappointed in our visit. Great art and a look into his studio and the painting he was working on when he passed. Many paintings on walls and much history of how he created the comic strips of Red Ryder and Little Beaver. Guide was very well informed on the contents... More 

Thank Clark Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Small, but interesting history of Red Ryder. Muriel was a great guide through this obsure museum; too bad more people don't stop and look around.

Thank James B
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I know the Harmans who have this lovely property in Pagosa Springs. They are fine people, with lots of enchanting stories to tell about this little mountain town way back in the day. It lives up to the characters that are depicted through the art & works of Fred Harman Sr., a wonderfully talented artist & true westerner.

Thank Sharon G
Dillon, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

While this is a small museum, it is Fred Harmon's actual home and is packed with examples of his remarkably good creative work (statues and oil paintings that capture the old West and original Red Ryder comic strips), artifacts from his life, including the drawing board with the tools he used, gifts from his famous friends, and other memorabilia, such... More 

Thank John L
Redmond, UT
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

An interesting and visually pleasant stop. The guide was very friendly and informative and the art work was enjoyable to view.

Thank Cord149
Colorado Springs
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

For any Fred Harmon, Red Ryder and/or "A Christmas Story" fan, you need to visit. You could stay for hours and read EVERYTHING or 30 minutes and hit the highlights you're interested in. My 11-year-old son loved the cartoon strips, paintings and historic out buildings. It's only $3 per adult and $1 per kiddo 12 and under. Wee ones may... More 

Thank meremasse
Pearland, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

This was right across the street from our hotel "Hilltop Inn". We decided to visit on our last day in Pogosa Springs and that was probably a good thing. Because my Husband would have wanted to visit everyday. He enjoyed visiting with Fred Harmon lll so much. Mr. Fred lll has wonderful stories to tell about the ranch and Hollywood... More 

1 Thank annbrown2013
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This small museum of an American artist and Walt Disney collaborator is worth the time. It's a short 30 minute visit but one I am glad I made. $3.00 gets you,in. It's a good deal and you will live in his work.

1 Thank Joel H
Trinidad, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Incredible! The little Western Museum is a fun stop for a few hours. We talked with Fred Harman's son (Fred III) and the museum staff the entire time and I had to drag my husband out so they could close for the evening. We love western art and the collection and story of Mr. Harman, Red Ryder and ALL THE... More 

1 Thank VintageCowboyCrazy

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