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Gunnison Pioneer Museum

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Address: East Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230
Phone Number: (970) 641-4530
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Best kept secret in Colorado

I worked at the Museum for several years when my kids were growing up. I have lived in Gunnison all my life and made several trips to the Museum. I can always find new things to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Western Colorado
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I worked at the Museum for several years when my kids were growing up. I have lived in Gunnison all my life and made several trips to the Museum. I can always find new things to see and explore on each trip. I take the grandkids up so they can see the one room school house, like the one where... More 

Thank AuntChina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My father grew up in Gunnison, and his grandparents settled here in in 1879, so I was looking forward to visiting this musuem. It was much more than I expected. I agree with the other reviewers on the wonderful variety of displays this museum has. For me, I especially was thrilled to see my grandmother's wedding shoes, as well as... More 

1 Thank Susan M
Loveland, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This museum is a good effort, but nothing really special. There is a small main museum with ordinary artifacts and memorabilia and more than a dozen out buildings. The classic car building was just mediocre at the best. My advice for this place is just to skip it as there is nothing special here.

Thank Goatesians
Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

A big surprise! There are all kinds of amazing artifacts spread throughout this multi building museum. You are given a notebook binder to help guide you through but we never resorted to using it. Everything from original clothing, guns, medical items, military uniforms, to original buildings including a tiny post office and two school houses. There is a huge barn... More 

Thank BrooklynSkierGirl
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a fantastic museum. Large property with multiple buildings storing thousands of antiques. The train and the 2 one room school houses are my favorite. If you are a car fanatic, you must check out the MANY antique cars they have!

Thank mlmiller1973
Arlington, VA
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is one of the funny little museums one finds across the country, containing collections of miscellaneous possessions of people who lived in the area. It has an excellent collection of old cars and an old steam train that one can explore. There is a rather fancy one-room school moved to the site -- a second room called a library... More 

Thank Cognitive_Scientist
Lake Grove, Ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Words can not express the surprise at this museum. They had building after building of treasures. Just when you thought it couldn't get better, it did. From, clothing, cars, tractors, typewriters, magazines, guns, furniture, train items, and actual train cars, etc. The collection is of 'everything' you can imagine. We only spent 3 hours there, but you could spend 3... More 

Thank Mary Ann P
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

A relative said, "While you are in Gunnison you must go to the Pioneer Museum." Boy, was he right. What an awesome collection of history. We spent three hours here and saw perhaps half the collection. We will definitely return the next time we are in Gunnison

Thank Lindy3968
Monument, Colorado
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

After driving past the museum on annual trips to Gunnison, we decided to pay a visit. What a treat. The Pioneer Museum has done a remarkable job of capturing the history of the Gunnison Valley. The car collection was a complete surprise. Plan on spending a good three hours to see it all.

1 Thank TroutBumOnTheLoose
Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A must see! I grew up here so I really enjoyed seeing the names and pictures of people I knew. Can't see it all in one visit.

Thank AK-Gr8-1s

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