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Montrose County Historical Museum

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Address: 21 North Rio Grande Street, Montrose, CO 81401
Phone Number: +1 970-249-2085
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The museum is housed in the historic Denver & Rio Grande Railroad...

The museum is housed in the historic Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Depot. The museum showcases the stories and dreams of people that have lived in the high-desert Uncompahgre Valley for more then 130 years. The museum focuses on all facets of early day pioneer life and includes an authentic homesteader's cabin, a large collection of farm machinery and equipment, a caboose and a rare original stagecoach. The museum motto is Preservation, Heritage, Authenticity

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Interesting history of the area

A nice museum, we especially liked the outdoor displays. The museums volunteer was a very nice gentleman, you could tell he has great pride in his work.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
gypsymamma
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Minneapolis
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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice museum, we especially liked the outdoor displays. The museums volunteer was a very nice gentleman, you could tell he has great pride in his work.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do yourself a favor and visit this museum: admission is nominal and would buy you several hours of enchanting historical tales: technology and household chores and medicine and music and food and people and horses, it's all there: authentic, organized, teaching and inspiring. Kids and grown-ups would enjoy it equally. The building itself was the Montrose station for the Denver... More 

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Thank Oliver S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative the curator was so very helpful and knowledgeable worth a look if your in the area I really enjoyed the visit .

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This museum offers a fabulous collection for visitors perusal. The outdoor exhibits (ranching, farming implements and carriages and rail cars) are well worth the visit themselves and the indoor collection is a great representation of times gone by.

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Thank christinek387
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours here and had a lovely tour with Cecilia and met Richard who started collecting when he was a boy! Incredible the way he has devoted the hours in presenting the 500000 exhibits and each building is restored perfectly and they are originals not copies! Well done Richard and keep it protected forever! Well worth the... More 

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Montrose, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you want to know Montrose's history, this is the place to find out. We throughlly enjoyed this museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The museum was a great learning experience. the whole family would love it. So many great things to see.

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Nambe Pueblo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I have never had such a wonderful experience in any museum anywhere! The founder of this phenomenal museum personally toured us through every nook and cranny of his remarkable labor of love. He has devoted his entire life to the preservation of a time gone by in such a respectful and dignified way. We were left astounded and so honored... More 

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Montrose, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you are a history buff this is a nice place to visit. A lot of interesting displays, love the old farm equipment.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Ten bucks a head, no discounts. "Too many baby boomers to give a senior discount." Well excuse me! Lots of the exhibits mis-labeled. Skip it.

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Sally J, Manager at Montrose County Historical Museum, responded to this review

thank you for visiting our museum. We do only charge $6.00 per person, our museum is operated from the visitor fees, since we receive no goverment support. We are always interested in the views of our visitors, and if we have mislabeled something we are open to the knowledge of an artifact, so we could get it right. History is... More 

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