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Address: 115 West 18th Street, La Junta, CO 81050
Phone Number: 719 384 4411
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Dancers and History is Amazing!!

La Junta, a nice, quiet, quaint town in southeast Colorado who would think there are so many neat things to see. Besides Bent's Old Fort, which one must stop and see and take the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

La Junta, a nice, quiet, quaint town in southeast Colorado who would think there are so many neat things to see. Besides Bent's Old Fort, which one must stop and see and take the tour, there is the Koshare Indian Museum. Make sure you look this up before you make your arrangements because you must see their performance. I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Colorado history on the plains is absolutely fascinating. This museum has some amazing artifacts from the Indian tribes that used to live in La Junta. I have young and teen children and they actually thought this place was "cool". The staff is super friendly and helpful. A must see in a small town!

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The young performers were extremely enthusiastic and well rehearsed. All of the adult staff were proud of the dancers and helpful answering questions. The only negative was the clarity of the announcer's public address system or his diction, unfortunately we could not understand much of what was being explained. The quality of the dancing makes this a must see if... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

What a incredible collection of Native American art! Something for every taste. Traditional, contemporary, clothing, sand painting, and just about everything else. Great for all ages. Our teenagers enjoyed it as well.

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La Junta, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I loved the room with oil paintings by the original Taos artists, which also has Maria black on black Navajo pots. Priceless. The arrowhead collections are vast and interesting. There is a complete set of Santa Fe Railroad calendar art, which is an amazing feat. Then start on the Native American costumes. The museum is very modern and clean compared... More 

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Northglenn, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you are travelling through La Junta, it is well worth a stop at the Kiva. Brimming with history and a treasure trove of art it is fascinating how this museum came in to existence. Learn the story of the Koshare Indian dancers and the man who made it all possible.

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

As always a great show to watch. I was raised around here and the Koshares, Buck was a hell of a man. Its changed some but fun when the older retired dancers come back to show up the newer ones.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The staff was so friendly and helpful....and the museum had collections of art and cultural items not seen in many large city museums with much bigger budgets.....we will be back for the dances...

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

As other reviewers have explained this is a unique museum containing an eclectic collection of Native American art of the Southwestern region and a replica of a Kiva, built during the Great Depression era to house the newly formed Koshare dancers. The art collection was assembled over the last 80 years by the founder (Mr. "Buck" Burshears) and members of... More 

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La Junta, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This is an interesting museum - you would think it was truer Native American. But it has a history you won't find anywhere else. The Boy Scouts are really the basis of this museum. So, while the collection is very good, the whole history of this is sort of odd. Well worth a visit - and the gift shop is... More 

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