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Address: 85 Harman Park Drive, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone Number: (970)731-5785
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Red Ryder Lives

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Redmond, UT
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Dillon, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

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 

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Georgetown, Texas
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

See the original Daisy BB Rifle. See the couch where John Wayne slept during the shooting of THE COWBOYS movie - when he visited his friend Fred in the evening to share some Scotch. This place is a real hoot if you are old enough to remember Red Ryder and Little Beaver.

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Redmond, UT
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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.

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Colorado Springs
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

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 

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
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.

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Trinidad, Colorado
2 reviews
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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 

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San Antonio, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a small museum, staffed primarily by volunteers. It is the former home of Fred Harman, the creator of the Red Ryder cartoons, books, etc. Fred Harman's son now lives on the property. This museum is a memorial to Fred Harman and one can learn about his life, see his paintings and sculptures as well as many of his... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is a quaint little museum. Not much to see. Very small. Only $3 to get in. You can buy a Red Ryder BB Gun here and sit a very long couch frequently napped on by John Wayne. Something to do for 15-20 minutes. Glad we stopped in. Loved the saddle.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Fred Harman III was our guide as we went through the museum, telling us stories about his father, growing up in Colorado and all sorts of interesting tidbits. The paintings are amazing! So life like and capturing a slice of the old West. Worth every bit of the price of admission which is only $4.

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