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Address: 115 W 18th St, La Junta, CO 81050-3302
Phone Number: 719 384 4411
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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A rare find

A hidden gem of a museum housed in a kiva-shaped structure on the campus of Otero Junior College in La Junta. A fascinating approach to showcasing native Indian history, culture... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A hidden gem of a museum housed in a kiva-shaped structure on the campus of Otero Junior College in La Junta. A fascinating approach to showcasing native Indian history, culture and traditions through dance, music, art, paintings, artefacts etc. A world-class collection exhibited over three floors. Local Boy Scouts wear Indian attire and perform traditional dances during the weekends. We... More 

Thank Saintfreethrow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Each Boy Scout makes his own costume and learns authentic dances to present on the week-ends. Dances during the spring and summer.

Thank Kay H
Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

I didn't know quite what to expect before my visit, but I was so impressed with the museum and the story behind it. A must visit in Southern Colorado. If you can get a tour by the Director, you're in for a real treat.

Thank pegathin
Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

We were told about the museum at the Mexico City Café and they were correct. Interesting artifacts and history about the area. Tells about the Koshare Indians and local Boy Scouts troop and how they combined.

Thank Eugene R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

As a 14 year old youth from Pittsburgh, Pa., I had never had the opportunity to envelop myself in Native American culture or history at all. But as a young Boy Scout, I had the opportunity to spend a night at the Koshare Kiva and envelope myself in the colors, history, and reverence of the occupants of this land previous... More 

Thank swashdawg
Florence, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

The gentleman that started this great group passed away, but what he built into an internationally known group of Boy Scouts. This kids may not be native american's but they have brought back so much Native American dances, so that we all can enjoy. The museum is just great and a great place to relive and learn about Native American... More 

1 Thank Philip Q
Taos, New Mexico
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

As I stated before on Google... I wish this site had an option for no stars; I would most definitely select that option. These performances are to be only preformed by the tribes that use these dances as prayers. Meaning I am greatly offended that these sacred, cultural dances are being used as a profit gain for non-native American organizations!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

A huge collection of Indian pieces & artwork.The Koshare dances are a must see if they have a show going on. Beautiful art for sale in the gift shop.

Thank Priscilla K
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2015

I love to watch the kids dance, the winter dance is the best (in my opinion). The kiva houses a lot of Indian art and some neat souvenirs.

1 Thank Shanna R
Da Nang, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

We were going to the Bent's Fort and heard about the Koshare Museum, and we found it to be a fascinating and informative stop on our explorations. Our only regret was we didn't get to see the dancers, nothing was scheduled while we were there. The ceiling was mind-blowing in the kiva, the large logs that form the roof are... More 

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