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Address: 17253 Chipeta Rd., Montrose, CO 81403
Phone Number: +1 970-249-3098
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Cool spot, under construction

Looks like it's a great spot, we walked around the grounds but the heart of the building is under construction. Promises to be a bigger and better exhibit. There are multiple... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 26, 2016
Palm Beach, Florida
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I went to see the museum Saturday morning and it's under construction, so I went to there new location and it is a waste of time They had one blanket and couple Indian artifacts I just felt like a waste of time to drive there from Grand Junction

Thank Robert S
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

It's currently under construction and on this Wednesday afternoon it was not open . Signs said Summer 2016 but from the looks it's going to be a bit longer I'm guessing.

2 Thank Addison G
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

This is one of those things I stumbled upon and really enjoyed it. I would recommend it to families, couples or to do by yourself on a rainy day.

1 Thank KandiKain
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78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Went by to see this museum but it is closed for renovation/ expansion. The signs say it will reopen either fall 2016 or early 2017 depending on which one you read. There is a nice garden across the street with native plants and signs explaining how the Ute people used them so the trip was not a complete waste but... More 

Thank Towens55
Evanston, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

A surprisingly good collection artfully displayed. Gift shop has many reasonable gift selections as well. Kids will love the tee-pees outside.

Thank christinek387
Durango, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a good place to pop in for a few hours. I can't really recommend going out of your way to visit this museum though.

Thank Jeff T
Palm Beach, Florida
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231 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Looks like it's a great spot, we walked around the grounds but the heart of the building is under construction. Promises to be a bigger and better exhibit. There are multiple tepees on property, a path to the river and overall nice property. Kids loved it anyway

Thank FlyboyTraveler
whitewater colorado
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203 reviews
76 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

take a quiet several minute (or up to an hour) break during your drive to or from the San Juan Mountains. much memorablia is displayed, including several items owned by the Chief himself

1 Thank tiburondelnorte
Telluride, Colorado
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77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

Will be really nice when it reopens. Has such a variety of interesting and informative artifacts and information about the Colorado Ute Native Americans. Gift Shop a must!

Thank lyn729
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

Have gone to their fundraiser for years. Always seem to find some kind of Christmas gift for the wife - jewelry, pottery or paintings. Usually have very local artists with interesting items to sell.

Thank Linda H

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