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Telluride Historical Museum

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Address: 201 West Gregory Avenue, Telluride, CO 81435
Phone Number: 970 728 3344
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Very nice museum

One of the oldest buildings in Telluride houses this well done museum. Exhibits include the geological formation of the box canyon and early Native American civilizations in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
rbayl0r
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Pensacola, Florida
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Pensacola, Florida
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the oldest buildings in Telluride houses this well done museum. Exhibits include the geological formation of the box canyon and early Native American civilizations in the area but focuses on the history of Telluride as a mining town. My favorite part was the display on the old mining hospital - the original purpose of the building. Well worth... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little museum showing quite a bit of American History. I enjoyed it and would recommend for something different in teluride. - $5 for adults

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Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a true gem. The staff is extremely friendly. The displays are beautifully done. I loved the hospital room as well as the gold and mineral section. There is a place to find treasure by 'gold panning' outside for the kids. This museum hold one of the oldest rugs in Native American History. When visiting Telluride, it is a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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95 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

What a neat little museum!! You can't take pictures inside but there are so many neat things to see! The descriptions on the items is very thorough for the most part. You can take pictures outside and they have a few sheets of laminated paper you can take with you to get from the front desk to walk around with... More 

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Thank AzDesertGirl
Telluride, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

It used to be the old hospital which i think is so cool. It show what the town was like back then when it was a mining town which is very neat. New fossil exhibit, and tons of interactive stuff.

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Thank Jennifer B
Lake Forest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

All visitors to Telluride should tour the museum. It has a lot of facts on the history of the area from the 1880s to the present. I believe the free day is Thursdays and it should be worth 2 hours of your time.

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Thank spikeh97
Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Make sure you know what time they open... I walked up around 10 AM and they were not open yet. They have fun activities for the kids (at a cost). Great way to learn the history of Telluride!

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Thank glowtsai
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32 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

This small museum is housed in the old hospital building. They have packed in a lot of local history and also a temporary exhibit on paleontology geared toward children. Our children are a little young to be enthralled with much of the local history so we went through those exhibits relatively quickly. I am sure they would be even better... More 

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Thank Amanda S
Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Little gem of a museum. Especially interesting medical and social history of this mining village. Brief overview of the geology too.

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Telluride, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a great way for travelers to get an idea of the history of Telluride and it's done very well at the Historical Museum; it's a colorful history and a worthwhile visit.

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