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Cortez Cultural Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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After visiting Anasazi Heritage Center and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, we were told... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
SarahTSears
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Westminster, Colorado
A little diamond in the rough👀

You might miss this little gem of a cultural center if you blink while driving by. It doesn’t... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
Jeanna J
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Cultural center that includes interpretive exhibits on Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi), local history, works by local artists, and a gift shop featuring items made by local and native artisans. Free Native American dance performances Monday through...more
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25 N Market St, Cortez, CO 81321-3212
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Reviewed May 16, 2019

Small place, featuring some original art work for sale and bits of information here and there. People eating (lunch?) not very attentive. We wandered aground a few minutes and left. Looked like a nice outside area for public occasions, done in sort of kiva style.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

After visiting Anasazi Heritage Center and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, we were told about an American Indian dance demonstration at this cultural center. We went to a lovely amphitheater and watched a couple demonstrate several different types of native dance. Fantastic! There is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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lilyelgato, General Manager at Cortez Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2019

Wow! Thank you so much for the fabulous review! Come back and see us sometime!

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

You might miss this little gem of a cultural center if you blink while driving by. It doesn’t scream MONEY, the way some cultural centers do. But when we found it, we were instantly greeted by authentic lovers of the local indigenous people, and items...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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lilyelgato, Manager at Cortez Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. We all love Aaron too and are so lucky he's part of our family. I hope you can come back sometime in the summer to catch the dances.

Reviewed August 28, 2018

We heard Sam Sandoval speak here about his experience as a World War II Navajo Codetalker. It was an unbelievable experience and we appreciate them setting up such events. He signed his book for us and spent time after the lecture. He is one of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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lilyelgato, General Manager at Cortez Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you for taking the time out to write a review. I'm so glad you got the chance to see Sam. He's such an amazing man.

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Our family stopped here quite by accident and we were pleasantly surprised by the interesting information in the Center and lovely gift shop with jewelry and objects made by local Native American artists. Although the building is small there are thoughtful displays of artifacts and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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lilyelgato, General Manager at Cortez Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed August 7, 2018

The museum inside the building is small, but I found a few interesting items. If you like art, the museum portion is mostly painting and sculpture related. The best part was the free Native American dancers at night. Each night a different local family explains...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Center has interesting tidbits of the weather. Very enjoyable traditional native American dance performance laced with history and culture. Don't miss this.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

My friend from out of town came with me to visit the Cultural Center. The establishment is run by mainly volunteers. The elderly gal that helped us was very sweet and quick witted. We had a blast :) They also have daily indigenous dancers in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

Free show most nights in adjoining courtyard put on by local Native American dancers. The children were adorable and they pass the hat at the end for school fundraiser. Well worth an hour of your time.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

Don't be fooled into spending time or effort trying to find it. It's just a shop selling Indian trinkets & other tourist souvenirs.More

Date of experience: May 2018
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lilyelgato, General Manager at Cortez Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2018

I'm sorry you visited when we weren't hosting our free Native American Dance program, which we hold 6 nights a week from May 30 through September 1. Or our Music Off The Mesa festival on June 9, or the Tarnished Brass concert on August 4...More

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Rajnikantf
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Response from lilyelgato | Property representative |
The last day of Native American Dances in 2019 is Sept. 1.
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