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Museum of the West

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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We visited the Museum with our 12 year old grandson. Exhibits were well presented especially the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richard R
Grand Junction, Colorado
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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
Thornton, Colorado
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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...more
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462 Ute Ave, T, Grand Junction, CO 81501-2516
+1 970-242-0971
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the Museum with our 12 year old grandson. Exhibits were well presented especially the Alfred Packet exibit. A must see for locals and visitors.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful walk through history. The layout was friendly for my wife and I. Children would love the artifacts as well. One of the west’s largest gun collection is housed here. We highly recommend that if you’re in the valley, you don’t want to...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Good information on the area and wonderfully displayed. The best collection of “ Wild West “ guns I have ever seen in a museum of this size. Stop by for a couple hours sometime.

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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

A strange mixture of local history with some artifacts. Okay for a short visit. Includes Native American information and history of uranium mining in the area.

1  Thank jfd
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

1  Thank eyefoundit
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank GG4753
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

Thank Lettricia W
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

3  Thank JamaisVu
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.

2  Thank mntgoatchick
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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