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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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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Quick, educational museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Best Mining History aft the area, great historical relics, great advice from local attendant. Just take your time and will be a great experience.

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Durham, North Carolina
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 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 27, 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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Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This little museum was a delightful surprise to us as it wasn't on the top of the list of things to do in Telluride, but we didn't have a lot of time to do a hike and the museum is only a few blocks off the main drag, so we could walk there after breakfast. It was absolutely a great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Interesting but small museum. In my opinion, worth the visit. Some great personal stories about early mining town experiences.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Loved this little gem hidden in Telluride. It is a must! I have been to Telluride 6 or 7 times but never to the museum. In wouldn't miss it!

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Chandler, Arizona
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The museum is two stories and full of information. The clerk was helpful and courteous. The information about the hospital on the second floor was the most interesting to me. My 5 year old loved the mining experience and since he was the only child there the clerk let him keep mining for rocks nearly an hour. He was so... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Opened late on Sunday but good history of area and good geological /fossil video (see all or any of the 58 min video) really gave a flavor for the area and the mines and the life of yesteryear.

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