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Telluride Historical Museum

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Address: 201 West Gregory Avenue, Telluride, CO 81435
Phone Number: 970 728 3344
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Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A must during your visit.

A visit to the Telluride Historical Museum should be on everyone's to do list while in Telluride. The building is charming and holds so much history of the town and the mountain... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Texas
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A visit to the Telluride Historical Museum should be on everyone's to do list while in Telluride. The building is charming and holds so much history of the town and the mountain mines. Learning about the life of the miners and their families was eye opening. Seeing some of the medical tools used at the time will make you appreciate... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband loves history of any kind and I don't, but because I love him I'll make compromises and this was one of them I really did enjoy. The museum doesn't take long to tour but has a lot of interesting memorabilia from mining to local information. I learn a lot about the history of telluride and enjoyed viewing all... More 

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Tucson
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

History buffs don't want to miss out on the Historical Museum in Telluride. Doesn't take long to tour but gives great background to the town and area.

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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting learned a lot about the town and minding history. The building was the hospital until 1964 . My wife was born there in 1940 . This is a kid friendly location and very reasonable as well as informative . You should set aside some time here while in Telluride. Very well done curators are well informed and very... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as 4 adults and 4 children, aged 3-9. Everyone found things that interested them. Many, diversified exhibits about the early mining life and history of the land. They also have a sluice outside that that kids can buy buckets of dirt for and mine for treasure. Well worth the stop.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are regular visitors to Telluride and no trip is complete without a few hours at the fabulous museum. Do not leave town without stopping by to learn about the history of the area!

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Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We saw that they were having an anniversary so decided to check it out. It was packed full of local history. Great signage and interactive things for kids. The lady at the front desk was enthusiastic and her explanations made the place come to life. Outside they had an interactive mine feature that explained mine history and the way they... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Well worth taking a break from your skiing to visit this place. Very small building but loaded with very interesting / rare items that were once related to the area. They also offer a walking tour of the town - weather permitting. You can also do the tour on your own - free guide magazines available.

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Friendly staff. Interesting information. Would go if in the area. Not to far from Hotel Telluride or likely any hotel in the immediate area.

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Telluride
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

This is one of my daughter's (9) things to do. We go several times each summer. The kids love panning for gold and other trinkets in the outside sluice, and the museum itself has lots of great information about Telluride history, both during the mining area as well as the development of the ski area and our tourism economy. They... More 

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