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Telluride Historical Museum

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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There is so much to see here and the cost is so reasonable. We only spent about an hour here... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
Red Lion, PA
History abounds

This is an excellent museum, housed in a wonderful building too. If you are interested int he area... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
laconia, nh
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Located at the top of N. Fir street in Telluride, Colorado the Telluride Historical Museum works to bring the regions rich history to life through engaging exhibits, insightful programming, and entertaining events. The Museum displays the regions...more
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201 West Gregory Avenue, Telluride, CO 81435
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

There is so much to see here and the cost is so reasonable. We only spent about an hour here because we stopped in after our Jud Wiebe Trail hike and were rather hungry. Definitely worth a visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RoseDew
Reviewed October 1, 2018

This is an excellent museum, housed in a wonderful building too. If you are interested int he area history this is your stop. WE spent about 3 hours here and loved every minute. Lots of people history, mining history, town history. Great find.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jwredlabel
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Telluride’s little gem, of a museum. This old hospital has a very detailed and orderly way for you to walk through this local history. If your interest is in pioneer , or mining history, then this is a great lil museum. Take time to read...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Redracer8
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We visited this little museum while in Telluride for Blues fest. It's the old hospital building. Surprising exhibit in skiing and other winter sports like curling. Even information in ski fashion. Of course plentiful information on mining including an outdoor exhibit. It's two stories. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cdfrosty
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Great small museum in an absolutely fantastic red stone building that housed the first hospital in Telluride. I went on the Lone Tree Cemetary tour that was informative and so much fun! Of special note are the old time photographs of Telluride of times gone...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bobD7232FS
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Local historical museums are usually pretty dull. This was an exception. Being a town filled with people ready (or forced) to take risks, the stories end up colorful, and they're well backed-up with objects. The paintings done of the local "ladies of the night" as...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Chris L
Reviewed August 26, 2018

There are a lot of interesting things to view in this museum from early history through winter sports equipment from many decades. I would say you could easily spend at least an hour here, perhaps more.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dale O
Reviewed August 15, 2018

this is in the old hospital and there are several topics exhibited. the medical stuff was interesting including a heart renching description of the illness and death of a 5 year old from what appeared to be an ear infection that led to menningitis in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tflynn48
Reviewed August 3, 2018

I made my wife walk up the hill to this little museum. She didn't kill me! The museum has a very friendly host at the front desk. We got the welcome talk and began to go room to room through this building that was once...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lcrodriguez214
Reviewed July 15, 2018

I visited in Jan. with my husband and father, and the three of us loved it! So much to be learned in such a historic building, it made my appreciation for this tiny town grow!

Date of experience: January 2018
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July 12, 2017|
Response from Skiahlc | Reviewed this property |
As it's a historical museum housed in a historic building I'd doubt it, but perhaps if it was a service dog?? Give them a call.
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Telluride, CO
Who wrote the Tripadvisor intro paragraph about Telluride? (4 Replies)
Whoever wrote this Tripadvisor intro paragraph may never have been to Telluride! Really? 'Abundant Trout fishing' is your opening statement about this spectacular little Town!? Nestled in the towering San Juans, Telluride offers visitors abundant trout fishing and hiking opportunities in summer, plus downhill and cross country skiing in winter. One of the world's most beautiful ski resorts, this former gold rush town has been popular with skiers since the '70s. Walk, catch free shuttles...More
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I have no idea who wrote the intro on the destination home page. My guess is that it is a writer hired by Trip Advisor when the destination pages were set up. Forum DEs are volunteers, and of course anyone with a Trip Advisor account can also post on forum pages. You might post in the "Beyond Destination Forums" section on the Trip Advisor Support forum or the "Help Make Trip Advisor Better" forum. https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g1-i12… https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g1-i12…