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Gunnison Pioneer Museum

East Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230
(970) 641-4530
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Ranked #1 of 22 attractions in Gunnison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

By far one of the best museums I have ever visited. They have everything you could think of! They have a wide range of buildings, including two school houses, and an actual two story house full of antiques and very open exhibits. In fact, everything is an open exhibit. When you're looking in the main building you're already thinking you've... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

After 13 hours of driving from Oklahoma, we stopped on a whim to stretch our legs. So glad we did! They have done a great job with this museum. The grounds and displays were very well maintained and made for a perfect family stop. They had a wide variety of artifacts that were interesting to mom, dad, and kiddos. I... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The first time our family was in Gunnison, we drove right past this museum. Thank goodness for second chances! We were at Blue Mesa camping this week and had some time to go into Gunnison. After picking up the brochure for the Gunnison Pioneer Museum, we decided to give it a try, and we were so thrilled we did. This... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We spent about 4 hours there but I am sure you can spend even more time. We didn't go through everything but they offered for us to go get lunch and then come back to finish. Worth the small fee to see.

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Gunnison, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a must-see if you're visiting Gunnison! You'll understand the history of the Valley after seeing these amazing artifacts and antiques.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My family and I were on a lengthy road trip and had chosen Gunnison to spend the night. We noticed this museum on the way into town and decided to visit before hitting the road again. I am so glad we did! I cannot express how impressed we were with this collection of artifacts spanning from farming implements to telephones.... More

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Gunnison Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This museum focuses on the ranching, mining and railroad history of the Gunnison Valley. All of the items in the museum have been donated by residents or former residents. They have a number of out buildings each complete with the items....plan at least have a day, you won't be disappointed. Plus they have one of the largest old car collections... More

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Cheshunt, England, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We visited the museum in order to view the surviving Denver and Rio Grande West Railroad narrow gauge steam locomotive. But I was amazed by the size of the museum. The main building through which one enters the museum was originally the Western Motel’s restaurant and was moved from its original location in Gunnison to its present site. On entering... More

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Truro
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We happened on this museum purely by chance and were still there over 2 hours later......The sheer quantity and range of exhibits was quite gobsmacking: pioneer, transport, domestic, buildings, letters, military, school, farming, old West and more - something for everyone and refreshing that so much was not protected behind glass screens, so one was right inside each type of... More

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Littlestown, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This local museum has an outstanding collection of local artifacts- from railroad engines to telephones to cars to ....... There seems to be no end of stuff. The AAA book says "plan on one hour". We spent half a day and had to skip lots of things. Don't miss this place

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