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Ouray County Museum

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Address: 420 Sixth Ave, Ouray, CO 81427
Phone Number: +1 970-325-4576
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 am

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Upon entering the museum we met a very nice lady that was born in this very building in 1950. We paid our entry fee and did a self tour of the three stories. We found every... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
rudy h
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon entering the museum we met a very nice lady that was born in this very building in 1950. We paid our entry fee and did a self tour of the three stories. We found every vignette to be very informative and with so many pictures and antiquities it made the era of the town and surrounding areas come to... More 

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Machesney Park, Illinois
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

If you need to do something on a rainy day this is a great place to go to wait for the weather to clear. Wonderful things to see. My favorite part was looking at all the Rocks and Minerals.

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San Diego, California
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

It's a bit hoarder-y, but it was a very informative visit with tons of cool stuff. It's just all quite crammed in. Being unfamiliar with the area/its history, it was a great day 1 stop.

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Thank exNYfamily
United States
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232 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

This museum is located in a building that used to be a hospital. Entrance fee is $7pp, less for kids. There are three floors. The basement is a replica of a mine and has photos of many of the mines in the area, and geology; it is very well done. The ground floor has local photos of families, schools, post... More 

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Thank pasherry
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

If you have kids and don't want it to be a beating, you can move through in an hour and a half or so and hit the high points. If you have the time, spend a little longer. There is enough in here that you would probably notice new things on a second trip. It's definitely worth a stop and... More 

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Thank Michael P
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

I love history and so when we decided to do this museum I was skeptical at first, not sure with it being a tiny town, but I was surprised! This museum had so much history and information about the entire area! I absolutely loved it and I loved how they have preserved the history and the original layout of the... More 

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1 Thank mominmass
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Lots of clothes on display, mining and veteran information. The display was on three levels. You need to be able to walk up and down stairs.

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Thank Lori C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

We were pleasantly surprised by the size of the place and the number of exhibits. Nice variety too. The friendly lady working the front desk gave us a short description of what we could expect to see. I love visiting local museums and this one was very enjoyable.

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Thank Becky L
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

I try to go and visit a local museum especially in the small towns. If you enjoy local history this is a good place. There are some interesting artifacts and displays. Most of the local museums are typical each has its own unique place in the history of the area, the city, state, and the country. Check out the ore... More 

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Thank Jack G
Ridgway, Colorado
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

The Ouray County Museum is definitely worth a visit. Nice exhibits, knowledgeable staff. Nice displays of late 1800's artifacts and well as mining history of the area. Special rotating local features. Sponsors and annual quilt display.

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