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Museum of the West

462 Ute Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501-2516
+1 970-242-0971
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Nice little museum

We enjoyed spending a couple hours they’re looking at all the interesting displays. There was a... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
eyefoundit
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Thornton, Colorado
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Informative

Very informative and historically accurate. Surprised, pleasantly so, with some of the artifacts on... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2018
GG4753
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Tallahassee, Florida
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The Museum of the West offers a thousand years of history that can be experienced. “Ride” in a stagecoach, “fly” a 1958 Cessna from Walker Field or gaze upon an ancient cup and ladle from the Anasazi. Study Ute and Fremont Rock Art, see the real firearms that outlaws used, sit in a one-room schoolhouse, and visit the Pastime saloon to experience western Americana at its best. The Sterling T. Smith Education Tower offers a 360° view of our impressive surrounding geography. Tower top displays include a working weather station, and provide information on downtown historic preservation efforts, regional archaeology and geology. Visitors can also connect to a wealth of historical, genealogical and natural history materials in the Loyd Files Research Library, located on the second floor of the Museum of the West.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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462 Ute Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501-2516
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed spending a couple hours they’re looking at all the interesting displays. There was a great amount of early Indian pottery,, and many other historical items. There was one room devoted to Alford Packard the famous accused cannibal of Colorado. New evidence shows he...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Very informative and historically accurate. Surprised, pleasantly so, with some of the artifacts on display.

Thank GG4753
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

Seven year old, 81 year old, 61 year old and 49 year old, enjoyed all of it. No matter the age there is so much interesting information and exhibits. Makes you realize how spoiled we are today. lol

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Reviewed January 18, 2018

This museum is smaller than we expected, but it really is packed with information on strangely diverse subjects. Spanish exploration, the Ute Indians (& others not from this area), early baseball & the making of bats, a history of local sheriffs (with a display of...More

1  Thank JamaisVu
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

A nice museum that shows just what some of our ancestors dealt with and how they built up the western slope of Colorado.

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

Some interesting exhibits and good for kids. I like climbing the tower for the view. Lot of history of the area as well as an interesting collection of artifacts. Very casual and good price.

1  Thank Devon F
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Although downtown Grand Junction isn't the easiest city to navigate, the museum (and other attractions) are pretty well signed. There are a lot of thoughtful exhibits, from indigenous times to the 1900's. We enjoyed our visit.

1  Thank Washozephyr
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

This museum has a recreated (small) mine, Native American artifacts, Spanish explorer items, early baseball display, old schoolhouse, bar, danceroom, soldier, and firearms display (almost all the sheriffs of the county's pistols). They also have a few items that children can experience: piloting a twin-engine...More

1  Thank Robert C
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

The museum is set up in such a way that one walks through a series of displays starting with the Spanish explorers and ending in recent times. I especially like the tower, about 5 stories tall, on top one gets a 360 view of Grand...More

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

This is a MUST stop for anyone visiting Grand Junction. Full of so much REAL West history I can't even begin to give justice to a review. If you live in GJ and haven't been forever, it's time to see what's new! BOTTOM LINE =...More

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