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Gunnison Pioneer Museum

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Address: East Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230
Phone Number: (970) 641-4530
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Lots of history

Very interesting museum, lots of artifacts, lots of history about Gunnison. Staff was very friendly. Thank you!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Corey D
Wheat Ridge, Colorado, United States

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Wheat Ridge, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting museum, lots of artifacts, lots of history about Gunnison. Staff was very friendly. Thank you!

Thank Corey D
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of hands-on things outside for kids to do, like .climb onto an old train and ring the bell, sit in a desk in a one-room school. There are lots of items with do not touch signs inside the buildings that might be a temptation for young children. Museum staff was very knowledgeable and child friendly. Reasonably priced, and ticket... More 

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Sweeny, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

If you're doing the tourist thing in Gunnison, Colorado, reserve about 3-4 hours for the Gunnison Pioneer Museum. They have about 19 buildings on 14 acres and a truly massive collection, including a train, a water tower, two school buildings which were moved to the museum grounds after being retired as schools. The car collection is surprisingly large and are... More 

Thank Dennis B
Menard, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We have been to a lot of historical society museums. This is the very BEST so far! There are hundreds of collections - wedding dresses, guns, arrow heads, thimbles, dolls, telephones....everything you can imagine. My husband and I both loved it and spent 2 hours with no problem. Could have probably spent the entire day! The staff was wonderful, friendly... More 

Thank Jenny S
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This is an astonishing museum. So wide-ranging, from an exhibition of cars, the history of the telephone, even a display of stetsons from the local luminaries over the ages. There is some seriously interesting regional, local and family history in this place. And there is so much stuff! Really, you need a minimum of four hours just to skim the... More 

Thank Frank C
Western Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

I worked at the Museum for several years when my kids were growing up. I have lived in Gunnison all my life and made several trips to the Museum. I can always find new things to see and explore on each trip. I take the grandkids up so they can see the one room school house, like the one where... More 

Thank AuntChina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My father grew up in Gunnison, and his grandparents settled here in in 1879, so I was looking forward to visiting this musuem. It was much more than I expected. I agree with the other reviewers on the wonderful variety of displays this museum has. For me, I especially was thrilled to see my grandmother's wedding shoes, as well as... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This museum is a good effort, but nothing really special. There is a small main museum with ordinary artifacts and memorabilia and more than a dozen out buildings. The classic car building was just mediocre at the best. My advice for this place is just to skip it as there is nothing special here.

Thank Goatesians
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

A big surprise! There are all kinds of amazing artifacts spread throughout this multi building museum. You are given a notebook binder to help guide you through but we never resorted to using it. Everything from original clothing, guns, medical items, military uniforms, to original buildings including a tiny post office and two school houses. There is a huge barn... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a fantastic museum. Large property with multiple buildings storing thousands of antiques. The train and the 2 one room school houses are my favorite. If you are a car fanatic, you must check out the MANY antique cars they have!

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