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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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Unexpected Gem

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Monument, Colorado
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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.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 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.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Wow, this place is huge and full of donated memorabilia. You could spend all day, we just didn't plan on that much time. The autos alone were worth the visit to me. The military uniforms covered an amazing variety, especially for a "small" county museum. They have some truly top quality WWII material! The breadth of coverage is simply over-whelming.... More 

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Vidor, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Holy cow. This was the neatest place ever, and it has SO MUCH STUFF. We only had about 90 minutes, but we could've stayed all day. They have antique cars, phones, musical instruments, medical things, clothing, weapons, and a great collection from US wars. Too much to name, but I would advise you not to miss it. Take cash. It's... More 

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Bonsall, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I wasn't expecting much from this place, but it is across the street from the hotel I stayed at and I thought it might kill an hour. I was very surprised at how much fun this place is. OK, so I know I'm old now because some of the things they have on display I still have packed away somewhere.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This museum has SO much potential! Right now there is just bunches of "old things" with little interpretation. The museum has barely any curation and lacks interpretation or modern techniques for engaging the public.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

As the title says, we visited this pioneer museum primarily to kill a little time while waiting for a scheduled visit to another attraction, but were so impressed with this eclectic museum focusing on the history of Gunnison that we returned the next day and spent most of a morning here. This is not a one-building museum but an entire,... More 

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Friendswood, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

After years of driving by the Pioneer Museum we finally stopped in and were pleasantly surprised. The eager volunteers gave us a great overview of the museum's collection and then we were off wandering throughout the property for at least an hour. Be sure to visit the schoolhouse and car barn (two buildings in one).

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Took the kids here one day while staying in Gunnison. LOTS to see! There are many different buildings full of various historical items. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The best part is that if you can't get through the museum in one day, you can come back again another day to finish up. All on your one admission... More 

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Commerce City, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We are a family of 4, with 2 children under 10. I have to honestly say, there was not a dull moment. There entire family loved the 3 hours we spent there. Not a whole lot of museums can hold a childs attention, for 3 hours. From the train, to the automobiles, to the war artifacts, there is not a... More 

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