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Colorado Welcome Center

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Excellent assistance

We stopped at this center to get some general information on the Cortez area and were given so much... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathleen M
Lansing, Michigan
Staff was very nice and helpful. Lots of brochures.

My husband and I stopped at the Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez on a Sunday afternoon. The lady... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
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  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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928 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3325
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at this center to get some general information on the Cortez area and were given so much more. We were helped by two people who each had much to offer us. In addition to maps and brochures they offered personal suggestions about the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped at the Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez on a Sunday afternoon. The lady working in the center was very nice and helpful. There were lots of brochures and nice restrooms.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank M J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were sent here by our in-laws that live in Cortez to get our Mesa Verde tour tickets. The docent that was there was very friendly and helpful. The kids looked through the exhibits and checked out the different information pamphlets. The one big thing...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Brandon K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in center of yown. Adjacent to a beautiful city park. Staff friendly and helpful. Brochures on every part of the State. Mesa Verda right down the road. Good place to stop for information

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank trouthook69
Reviewed March 3, 2019

We walked in and the lady at the counter was friendly and helpful. Gave us some maps and tips to see some of the ruins

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CoffeeloverNm
Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

We make a habit of visiting information centres and ranked the information we received (from “D”) among our top 5 and excellent. We left with excellent maps and much local Knowledge - much appreciated!

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Answered our questions, very friendly. Lots of info, brochures available. Clean, right on Hwy 160, easy in and out.Easy to spot signs telling you the visitor center is coming up soon.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Donna B
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

I stopped in for some information. The ranger working was super super nice. And there is a decent amount of info just for viewing. Well worth the stop.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Lots of free information on all areas of Colorado - from skiing, biking and hiking to shopping and things to do. Quality souvenirs also available for purchase, clean restrooms and very knowledgeable staff.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DLLaBarr
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Great travel info for surrounding area and a wonderful gift shop; small but very nice selection.Both women working here were friendly and informative and gave us excellent travel tips and ideas.

Date of experience: September 2018
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July 12, 2018|
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Response from Jim W | Reviewed this property |
They did not advertise any while I visited. However, it could just be not that day or so. You can call them to confirm. Happy travels.
April 30, 2018|
Response from ShellKing |
You can no longer buy Mesa Verde tickets here. You must go to the Mesa Verde Visitors Center at the entrance to the park. There might be a place in Durango, but there is no place in Cortez to buy tickets.
April 5, 2017|
Response from Welcome C | Property representative |
We are open from 8AM to 5PM in the off season and from the friday before Memorial Day to Labor day, we are open from 8AM to 6PM. Come and visit us!