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A. R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art

150 E. Main St, Trinidad, CO
719-846-4224
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Trinidad
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Sep 8, 2014
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Paradise, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Go visit for the art, history and architecture. The hostesses were incredibly knowledgeable about Trinidad history as well. What surprised me was A.R Mitchell's paintings of horses. They are magnificent. What a treasure. I won't repeat what others have said...all true. Watch the video when you go in. Gives a great perspective.

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Woodstock, ON
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

On the Main Street this museum was formerly a department store with a very open concept and an interior gallery. The original tin ceiling has been maintained and along with the expansive wall space make displaying of the works of art by the late pulp western magazine artist A. R. Mitchell readily viewable. Whether you like "cowboy" Art or not,... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Suzanne showed us all around and made us feel welcome. The paintings are outstanding and the shop has neat souvenirs.

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Champlin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Arthur Mitchell was a talented artist of the southwest! He was an unknown to us for reasons we soon learned. We loved his work and appreciate his talents. The Museum setting is most appropriate and we enjoyed that too!

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TRINIDAD, CO
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

He was an art instructor at the Trinidad State Junior College at the same time my uncle was the head gun smith instructor at the same college. He and my uncle were close friends and for years for Christmas and my uncle and aunt's anniversary he would give them a painting. One of those paintings was of a man on... More

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Pasadena, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

There were many interesting historic pictures, artifacts and beautiful art on display. We learned a lot about the history of Trinidad and found may fascinating displays. The staff, as well as everyone we met, where helpful and very friendly.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Over 250 paintings of cowboys by an artist I knew little about. He did alot on the American cowboy including covers for Wild west comics and books. Museum also has displays on the histpry of the area and a traveling exhibit on travel from the Smithsonian Museum. I loved the open space and wood floors in the building which was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Run by volunteers and of excellent quality. People were very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. Not only is it about A.R. Mitchell and his paintings but has lots about the town and labour history.

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Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I knew nothing about Mitchell which made his story even more interesting. Lots of paintings and items from his life. The museum needs better lighting and labeling, but there is plenty to enjoy while learning about this fascinating man.

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McKinney, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The museum is free with a suggested donation of $5. You can watch a video first that's kind of long (about 30 min.), but if you have time, it's worth it. It helps you appreciate the town through the artist's eyes and really get a feel for its history. Then you can just walk around at your own pace to... More

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