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Telluride Historical Museum

201 West Gregory Avenue, Telluride, CO 81435
970 728 3344
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Ranked #7 of 26 attractions in Telluride
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 27, 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

They have done a nice job on this small town museum... It covers quite a bit of history and has some very interesting and informative information regarding Telluride as it grew from the 1800's mining town to the major ski resort of today.. they have lots of hands on activities for kids, both inside and outside the museum and things... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I found the museum very helpful in understanding the history of the town. Nice walk, and a great way to get out of the rain :)

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Bellaire, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited the museum on a Sunday afternoon and really enjoyed it. The information about the area was excellent and gave us a much better understanding of how the area developed over the years. Staff was very friendly and informative. Highly recommend doing this if you are in Telluride.

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Costa Mesa, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

really well done, nice displays, interesting history. We saw it in june 2014 while on vacation. You'll need no more than 1 hour to view.

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Pryor, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I highly recommend visiting this awesome museum. It's big enough to explore but small enough to keep your interest. I really enjoyed learning about the women that came out with their husbands in their adventures of finding their fortunes. I also liked learning the history of the building itself. We visited this on the last day and I wish I... More

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139 reviews 139 reviews
54 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We walked to the museum from our rental one afternoon while staying in Telluride for a ski vacation. The museum, a renovated hospital from mining days, is definitely worth a visit at a nominal fee of $5.00. The room displays are well thought out and include very interesting facts and history about the area, the Utes, the mines, and Telluride.... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This little museum was a real delight on one of our off-ski days. The staff was friendly and very excited about their role at the museum. We learned about the town's mining history and what life was like during that time. There were a number of fun facts like how the terms "basket case" and "red light district" came into... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Great museum highlighting mining, skiing, electricity and early life in the Telluride area. You will very easily spend a couple of hours inside, and another hour at the outside exhibits. There is a $5 charge with discounts for seniors and children. Well worth the admission charge.

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San Francisco, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
37 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Over 600 babies were born there. This museum houses the oldest Native American Indian rug in America. Whether or not this place is haunted or not is questionable. The museum is a compilation of stuff that was donated over the years by local families. It provides a pretty good image of what life was like for the miners and the... More

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Santa Fe, NM
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

You might be surprised to learn but the first application of hydroelectric AC power was in Telluride. Museum has some of the early Westinghouse generation equipment. There are also interesting personal stories such as the one relating to a nude portrait as you enter the museum. I won't relate the story but check it out

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