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Fred Harman Art Museum

85 Harman Park Drive, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970)731-5785
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Oceanside, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I didn't know much about Fred Harmon before stopping here, but I'm glad we stopped in. We were even lucky enough to be able to talk to Fred Harmon's 87 year old son. Lots of his paintings on exhibit, along with pictures from way back to when he worked with Walt Disney!

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Bonner Springs
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a small museum with a small entrance fee, $3 for adults. Fred Harman is the creator of the cartoon Red Ryder which the Daisy Red Rider air rifle is named after. Three rooms, his studio and 2 others contain cartoons, paintings, a sculpture and photos of famous western actors with whom he associated. John Wayne, and the actor... More

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Albuquerque
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We all had a good time here very educational, children kept asking questions. The employees were very polite and informative.

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fun to hear of the artistic life and times of Fred Harman. Very knowledgeable docents. Tucked away in a little park-like area in center of Pagosa Springs.

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Erie, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a small, very specialized museum. There is some interesting old artwork and Western artifacts. Call ahead to be sure it is open.

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Denver
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Learned alot, had a great time. its worth the time to stop in. Bought a red ryder BB gun and had it autographed, a cool little place to check out.

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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95 reviews 95 reviews
28 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

If you know Red Ryder and Little Beaver, you will love this small museum for all its art and history relating to this comic strip. But it is just as interesting for people who just have an interest in the Old West. The paintings and other collectibles on display are a joy. The docents are well informed and enthusiastic. If... More

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Great museum - just stopped in to check out, and left over an hour later. Very informative, friendly host.

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Centennial, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Don't let the outside fool you. The museum has most of Mr. Harman's paintings. They show a CD with a narrative about many of the paintings which I found to be most informative.

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Small museum about Fred Harman including his art work and comic strip, Red Ryder. $3 admission well worth it. Well informed guide showed us around. Interesting and fun stop. The museum is the home where Fred Harman lived and is now occupied by his son.

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