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The White River Museum

565 Park Street, Meeker, CO 81641
+1 970-878-9982
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Awesome Museum!!!

We had a wonderful time. The ladies were fabulous. The artifacts are mostly from local residents... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Donna V
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Modesto, United States
Lots to see

This museum is housed in building originally part of the fort located in this area. Lots of unique... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2017
Stella M
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The White River Museum is housed in two of the log buildings from the 1880's that served as officer's quarters of the federal troops stationed in Meeker, as a result of the Meeker Massacre in 1879 and the infamous Milk Creek Battle, the last Indian Tribe/U.S.Army battle in America. Named one of the last curio museums in Colorado, it is filled with collections ranging from the 1880's to the 1950's. White River Museum is a good resource for family information from the region. Tour groups welcome. Open daily year round (except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day). Admission FREE, donations appreciated.
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565 Park Street, Meeker, CO 81641
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a wonderful time. The ladies were fabulous. The artifacts are mostly from local residents or areas! Very good museum with lots to see!

Thank Donna V
Reviewed September 16, 2017

This museum is housed in building originally part of the fort located in this area. Lots of unique antique items. Also one building showing the history of a major Indian/Calvary battle. Not to be missed if you are in the area.

Thank Stella M
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Had only an hour to visit the museum today so much to see,much bigger than it appears from outside goes several rooms deep.In back I found a stagecoach that was held together by straps( not springs as we'd use today ) which cause it to...More

Thank Jill T
Ellene M, Public Relations Manager at The White River Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Thank you for your visit and wonderful review of our treasured museum! We hope you can come again.

Reviewed May 4, 2017

I was told about this place by a waitress in the local espresso shop, who likes museums like I do and enjoyed her school field trips as a child. She highly recommended it, and I can't disagree. The volunteer docent was very helpful, even digging...More

Thank Ray W
Reviewed January 5, 2017

This little place is really interesting. Noticed it while trying to find the post office. Learned a lot about the lodge we were headed to - Trappers Lake Lodge and the area. Worth the stop.

Thank marlab12m
Ellene M, President at The White River Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2017

So glad you found us! Please come again. We are working on two new exhibits for 2017 and in the summer you will enjoy our Outdoor Exhibit.

Reviewed October 28, 2016

I was in Meeker on a hunting trip in the middle 70's and toured this really nice museum. Being in Colorado Springs for 3 weeks, I decided to go back and see how things have changed. Museum is better than ever. Many new things to...More

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Ellene M, President of Rio Blanco County Historical Society at The White River Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2016

Thanks for your enthusiastic review and we are so happy you came back after all these years! Please, come again.

Reviewed September 20, 2016

This is one of the best museums on the western slope. There is a sense of family in the exhibits. It reminds me of traveling back in time through the lives of the people who settled this town and this region. It felt like looking...More

Thank bsemro
Ellene M, Rio Blanco County Historical Society President at The White River Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2016

We are pleased how you describe our museum: "a sense of family." Our goal is to tell the story of the old west - both our Ute Indian friends and the early pioneers.

Reviewed September 8, 2016

There is so much in this museum it would take days to really see it all! The first building has seven rooms filled with all types of household items, clothing, pictures, jewelry, tools, furniture, etc. from the past 150 years. The second building has four...More

Thank sharonc110
Ellene M, Rio Blanco County Historical Society President at The White River Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2016

Thank you for your positive review! We are honored to care for and exhibit these many, many artifacts that tell our story of the "Old West."

Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful museum packed full of local and western history. Our favorite is all the history you learn about the people who settled the area. Your visit can last as long as you want. There is so much to read and look at. The staff...More

Thank Heidi R
Ellene M, RBCHS President at The White River Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2016

So happy you enjoyed our history! Hope you can come again.

Reviewed August 11, 2016

This is one small-town museum that you won't want to miss. It not only creates a vivid picture of what life was like back at the start of this once-bustling community, but it creates a view of what early Colorado life was like as well....More

Thank Karen D
Ellene M, RBCHS President at The White River Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2016

Thank you for visiting our museum! Our goal is to preserve these artifacts to share with people like you! And we agree, the Old Fashioned Soda Fountain at Meeker Drugs is a great experience too. :)

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