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Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum

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Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330-0008
+1 970-529-4465
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The Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum has a great variety of some interesting and informative... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Nice museum. Has alot of information about the excuvated sites and what they found. It's well laid... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330-0008
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum has a great variety of some interesting and informative displays.

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice museum. Has alot of information about the excuvated sites and what they found. It's well laid out and offers a free movie about the Pueblo people. It also offers amazing views behind it.

Thank 770MCP
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice museum and a good place to watch a short film and start your visit out right. We did think the museum and the artifacts were a bit outdated. We bought our tour tickets here and the staff was very helpful. It...More

Thank Jane_A60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice museum in the park. Good displays and information. Staff was helpful and there is a decent amount of parking available.

Thank DMR-2011
Reviewed August 19, 2017

This is at the Spruce Tree House site. See the ancient village while here and then you must visit the museum. It explains the history of these ancient people and why it is believed they developed these dwellings and how they modified them over the...More

Thank Margot E
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

The museum gives a great introduction to the area and is a good place to visit before going to any of the cliff dwellings. The old diaramas are fantastic. There is a display talking about how they were made by CCC workers. Kids can complete...More

Thank MandanaJames
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Wonderful small museum - and As I wrote elsewhere, the content is still accurate. The WPA artists did an amazing job in creating the exhibits.

Thank Jocelyn B
Reviewed July 12, 2017

This museum peaked my interest even further than the Oark Rangers had already done by their examples of of what life was like for the ancestral Pueblo s who lived successfully in this arid climate for many centuries. Not only was there pottery, photos, animal...More

Thank ntalbot
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

As someone who does some work with museums, this on is at least sixty years out of date. The dioramas are helpful to visualize the different eras of Mesa Verde and the film is fine. The rest of the museum is the epitome of antiquarianism...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed June 26, 2017

If your are an Indian history buff, you will really enjoy this museum. Plan on at least an hour to really take in all the artifacts and information.

Thank Peggy C
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