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Fred Harman Art Museum

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Address: 85 Harman Park Dr, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-7902
Phone Number: (970)731-5785
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Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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An interesting museum!

Great museum if you are older and remember the " Red Rider" comic strip with " Little Beaver". The attendant at the museum was very friendly and informative, giving the history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2016
sewlou
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Georgetown, Delaware
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Georgetown, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Great museum if you are older and remember the " Red Rider" comic strip with " Little Beaver". The attendant at the museum was very friendly and informative, giving the history of the museum and Fred Harman. A very small museum but worthwhile.

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

If you like western art, Red Ryder BB rifles, old cartoons, then this is the place for you. Fascinating art, comics and relics from the creator of Red Ryder- Indian art, a Civil War era travel piano, a couch that John Wayne slept on and more. Wish we had more time to look at everything!

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

If Fred Harman Jr is there you are in for a treat, his stories are so great you wish you could sit and talk to him for a whole day. The are is especially wonderful seeing that his Father did not have a lesson in his life, a little of the old west at its best.

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Thank pcronkhite
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

This is just an old house where Fred Harman used to live. He is famous because he wrote the "Red Rider" comic strip. Not much to see there and I wanted it to be a good thing.

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Thank Debbie W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Excellent small museum all about Red Rider. We love anything Western and I had to pull my husband out of the house he loved it so.

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Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Wife and I much enjoy western art and was not disappointed in our visit. Great art and a look into his studio and the painting he was working on when he passed. Many paintings on walls and much history of how he created the comic strips of Red Ryder and Little Beaver. Guide was very well informed on the contents... More 

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Englewood
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Small, but interesting history of Red Ryder. Muriel was a great guide through this obsure museum; too bad more people don't stop and look around.

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I know the Harmans who have this lovely property in Pagosa Springs. They are fine people, with lots of enchanting stories to tell about this little mountain town way back in the day. It lives up to the characters that are depicted through the art & works of Fred Harman Sr., a wonderfully talented artist & true westerner.

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Dillon, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

While this is a small museum, it is Fred Harmon's actual home and is packed with examples of his remarkably good creative work (statues and oil paintings that capture the old West and original Red Ryder comic strips), artifacts from his life, including the drawing board with the tools he used, gifts from his famous friends, and other memorabilia, such... More 

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Redmond, UT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

An interesting and visually pleasant stop. The guide was very friendly and informative and the art work was enjoyable to view.

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