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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
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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 bubblesReviewed June 23, 2016
Georgetown, Delaware
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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Great to go back in time and see the story of this artist. The tour was given by Fred's own descendant which made it full of personal stories of old! Little Beaver and Red Ryder live on here!

Thank mary1048
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Unless you are a huge Red Ryder fan, there are better things to do in Pagosa! The "museum" is nothing more than a small house that doesn't have that much memorabilia.

Thank DEI3david
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

My computer would not allow me to correct my rating. This is a good stop for one looking to see the artist behind Red Ryder and Little Beaver. You can really get close to the remarkable exhibits of the life of Harman. The museum will take you back to the days of cowboys and Indians.

Thank milehighbullet1
Georgetown, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank sewlou
Apache Junction, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Carrie B
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank pcronkhite
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Debbie W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Mary D
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Clark Z
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank James B

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