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“Amazing museum off the beaten path” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum

Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum
43224 Highway 141, 135 Hydrange , Concord Nc, Gateway, CO 28027
970.931.2895
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Gateway
Type: Museums
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british columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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“Amazing museum off the beaten path”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

What an amazing museum! We had a long ride on our motorcycles to get there via million dollar hwy (thru beautiful country) only to arrive shortly before they were to close. Lucky for us, Tom, the on site mechanic generously stayed late to allow us to enjoy the museum. There are cars from every era, many different styles, and they are presented in a manner that one would expect to see in a big city museum. This museum is top quality and we enjoyed it very much. Thanks again Tom!

Visited August 2012
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English first
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“Gotta see the Olds F88”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Its not a fighter jet but is as sleek as one. Designed, built, and rescued from the crusher by the famous Harley earl. This car is one of the most expensive ever paid for. It on a rotating platform like in a car show. All that's missing is the model touting the many highlights of this vehicle/work of art. If you are a classic car enthusiast you gotta see it. Oh yea, the other cars are nice too.

Visited August 2012
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“Beautiful Canyon Drive to Outstanding Car Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Located about 45 miles southwest of Grand Junction on Colorado 141 is the Gateway Resort and its featured Colorado Auto Museum. If you enjoy pristine classic cars, this is definitely worth the trip.

The drive, which we took on a clear Sunday morning in early July, is beautiful and peaceful through the Unaweep Canyon, which runs along the north edge of the Gunnison-Uncompahgre National Forest. We encountered very little traffic and outstanding canyon views through this very pretty valley.

The Museum is situated within the Gateway Resort, which is just west of the tiny town of Gateway, a few miles east of the Utah border.

The star attraction of the museum is the one-of-a-kind F-88 Oldsmobile, developed at the same time as the Chevrolet Corvette, but never put into production. But that's only a small part of this outstanding collection that features vehicles from each era of the automobile's development.

By the way, the lady at the front desk - sadly I don't recall her name - was very friendly and very knowledgeable: an outstanding representative of the Museum.

Visited July 2012
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San Diego
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“Beautiful cars”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

There is a nice variety of cars and they are in perfect shape. The lay out of the Museum is good so it is easy to see all the cars. It is a nice walk down memory lane.

Visited May 2012
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Milford, Michigan
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“teens liked it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

great photo opportunity in the museum and the teens liked the history and beauty of the autos

Visited June 2011
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