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Koshare Indian Museum

115 West 18th Street, La Junta, CO 81050
719 384 4411
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Ranked #3 of 7 attractions in La Junta
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: Even if you are not able to plan your visit to see a performance by the Koshare Dancers it is still worth stopping here to see the multiple floors of... more »
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La Junta, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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Warrensburg MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This museum is associated with Otero Jr. College and with a Boy Scout troop. We visited during the off-season fro the dances presented by the scouts, but the art was worth the visit. Eclectic collection included native American artists, the Taos school, kachina "dolls", some excellent rugs, and pottery. Art & artifacts included a mixture of old and recent, signed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We did not have time to visit the museum, but saw the Saturday night performance, which was excellent. First of all, the dances and songs are done in a very respectful manner. All of the dancers and singers are kids (many Boy Scouts and Explorers, including blonde ones) and they put a lot of time and effort into this. The... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

My wife and 11 month old son stopped at the Koshare Indian Museum during our visit to La Junta in early August 2013. The museum is located on the south end of town on the campus of the local junior college. When you get there, you arrive in the bookstore. Here we learned that the Koshare is not a tribe,... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Beautiful Native American crafts beautifully displayed. I loved the paintings especially. Great gift shop as well.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

On a local's recommendation I took my friends visiting Colorado from France to this absolutely beautiful museum. The museum was larger than expected, featuring a large Kiva where Indian dancers perform seasonally. There are several exhibit areas filled with authentic, high quality historical and contemporary artifacts and art. Everything is very clearly and tastefully displayed. The staff were most informative,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

The Koshare Indian museum is packed with unique works of art as well as historic artifacts. There is much to see and an intriguing counter perspective as compared to Bent's Fort. Noteworthy is the high quality Native American artwork throughout the museum. The notoriety of the artists on display is second to none. Better still, the local scout troop puts... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This museum has a beautiful collection of Indian artifacts and the kiva at the museum is an amazing piece of architecture. All the staff are exceptionally friendly and well informed. Definitely recommend you stop by during your trip to La Junta.

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Silver Cliff, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I have seen the Koshare Indians dance on several occasions and found them to be facinating. The Museum and show in LaJunta is spectacular. Don't miss it. The actual visit was years ago with my family and an exchange student from Finland. The site only allowed me to show the visit up to a year ago. We flew our plane... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Awesome!!!!! Great History! Make sure to watch the show the performance is so good!!!! The shopping in the gift shop is full of all kinds of different things.

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