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Address: 115 West 18th Street, La Junta, CO 81050
Phone Number: 719 384 4411
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Amazing Memories!

As a 14 year old youth from Pittsburgh, Pa., I had never had the opportunity to envelop myself in Native American culture or history at all. But as a young Boy Scout, I had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
swashdawg
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Hampton, a.

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Hampton, a.
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a 14 year old youth from Pittsburgh, Pa., I had never had the opportunity to envelop myself in Native American culture or history at all. But as a young Boy Scout, I had the opportunity to spend a night at the Koshare Kiva and envelope myself in the colors, history, and reverence of the occupants of this land previous... More 

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Thank swashdawg
Florence, Colorado
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72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The gentleman that started this great group passed away, but what he built into an internationally known group of Boy Scouts. This kids may not be native american's but they have brought back so much Native American dances, so that we all can enjoy. The museum is just great and a great place to relive and learn about Native American... More 

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Thank Philip Q
Taos, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

As I stated before on Google... I wish this site had an option for no stars; I would most definitely select that option. These performances are to be only preformed by the tribes that use these dances as prayers. Meaning I am greatly offended that these sacred, cultural dances are being used as a profit gain for non-native American organizations!... More 

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5 Thank deannasuazo
LA JUNTA
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A huge collection of Indian pieces & artwork.The Koshare dances are a must see if they have a show going on. Beautiful art for sale in the gift shop.

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Thank Priscilla K
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I love to watch the kids dance, the winter dance is the best (in my opinion). The kiva houses a lot of Indian art and some neat souvenirs.

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Thank Shanna R
Da Nang, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We were going to the Bent's Fort and heard about the Koshare Museum, and we found it to be a fascinating and informative stop on our explorations. Our only regret was we didn't get to see the dancers, nothing was scheduled while we were there. The ceiling was mind-blowing in the kiva, the large logs that form the roof are... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We had no plans to stop here on our journey west this summer, but happened to be driving through the area and checked out the museum on a whim. Boy are we glad we did, because this place was excellent. The care and dedication by all who have contributed to it over the years was evident. I particularly liked the... More 

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Thank Mark B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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2 Thank Pam C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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