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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Pioneer Museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great "pioneer" focused museum. Many machines; agricultural, railroad, mining, and an 80 vehicle antique car display.

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Village Mills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Many, many artifacts and a great little authentic village with an actual train. The car museum is a must-many, many cars are displayed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband has been to Gunnison multiple times for vacation over the years and this year, we finally checked out the museum. There is a LOT to see on this 6 or 7 acre site! We didn't get through all of it (had a toddler who needed a nap) but what we did see was impressive. There's all sorts of... More 

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Additional Information about Gunnison Pioneer Museum

Address: East Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230
Phone Number: (970) 641-4530
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Gunnison
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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