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Museum of the West

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Address: 462 Ute Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501-2516
Phone Number: 970-242-0971
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A science museum offering archeological digs.

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Need a brake from Hiking and Biking

Check out the Museum of the West. Something for all ages. Close to downtown shopping and free parking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2016
6969Shawn
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Sedona, Arizona
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have items and stories from well before Europeans began to settle the area, to more recent (pre-2000) displays. Their kiosk centers had many key stories from many eras. It gave more of a reality to the past.

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1 Thank Randy G
West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

This one floor museum highlights various items including weapons, science, history, and mining. This goes from the beginning of the west to say 2000. Decent exhibit to kill maximum 1 hour. Afterwards they gave an elevator that takes you up to a viewing point to view the entire town. They have free wifi which was needed.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is a great little museum. It has many great exhibits about the early history of this region. There are Ute artifacts, gun collections, rebuilt historical rooms, and other exhibits that change periodically.

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1 Thank Patty W
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We stopped by here on our way to downtown Grand Junction. The museum has a lot of nice exhibits and is well worth the $7 cost of admission. The museum is only one level and fairly small. Should only take about 90 minutes to get through all the exhibits. I wouldn't call it a must see, but if you have... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Next to downtown so its easy to stop by before or after lunch/dinner. Some excellent exhibits loved getting into the old stage coach. Takes about an hour, more or less depending how much you read. Remember its a small museum but it has some really good exhibits. Free parking and only $7 to get in. Very nice change of pace

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1 Thank Thomas L
Grand Junction, Colorado
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The museum is very small, but has a nice gun collection. The guns were donated by a local guy who stipulated the entire collection remain in town. The museum waited until the guy died and sold several pieces to a collector. For that act, the place receives a poor rating. At one time, the gun collection was marvelous. The remaining... More 

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1 Thank rob2269
Reston, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Museum is full of western memorabilia ... Has genuine pictures of famous western characters ... Sundance Kid ... Butch Cassidy ... Bill Cody Climb the tower to enjoy a panoramic view of Grand Junction ... Bring a picnic lunch with you to the top. Well worth a visit if you're in the area

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Thank PeterPicks
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Check out the Museum of the West. Something for all ages. Close to downtown shopping and free parking.

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Thank 6969Shawn
St. George, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

A wonderful experience for the entire family. We loved it and will go back again many times in the future.

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Thank Thomas G
Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This little museum is a quaint surprise. One might think it doesn't look like much from the outside, and how much history can "Western Colorado" boast on its own? But it is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon whether you are a local or a visitor. It will increase your understanding of the area from pre-historic natives and Spanish... More 

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