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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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Fun view of history

Great museum to see period clothing, books, and house interiors. There is an extensive exhibit of antique cars, too. Th exhibits are spread out in various buildings so you can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Arlington, Texas

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum to see period clothing, books, and house interiors. There is an extensive exhibit of antique cars, too. Th exhibits are spread out in various buildings so you can take your time and not feel crowded.

Thank 919awilliams
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an incredible museum! We were shocked to discover just how many buildings were spread out over 5+ acres filled with artifacts from automobiles, military, printing, locomotive, School, medical, post office, you name it. So much has been so generously donated. All in one place to be enjoyed by the public. There's something for everyone here. For just $10 we... More 

Thank Donna W
Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a collection! This place takes a long time to get through. The old car museum is worth the price of admission alone, but only one of many, many exhibits. Much better that we expected. Don't miss it if you have the time.

Thank chazkat
Silverthorne, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Not much to see when you drive by. Wow were we surprised when we went inside. Building after building stuffed full of history. If you like history you could spend most of the day here. If you like Classic cars this is the place for you. Too many to list. History of the valley and the people who lived here.... More 

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Wheat Ridge, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 

Thank jjean2016
Sweeny, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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