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Gunnison Pioneer Museum

Address: East Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230
Phone Number: (970) 641-4530
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Gunnison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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732 reviews 732 reviews
374 attraction reviews
376 helpful votes 376 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We have visited museum after museum--big ones, little ones. The Gunnison Pioneer Museum is by far the most comprehensive, extensive, inventive museum we have seen in eons. It's a "must"...and has something for visitors of all ages. Do not assume this is just about the Gunnison area, but covers American history generically, boasting memorabilia that collectors would love to own.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Amazing--plan for an entire day--GREAT!!! Has entire building full of older vehicles too!!! Can leave for lunch and return!!!!

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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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