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Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum

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Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330-0008
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Better than most

Great, great archeological displays. The Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum has so much information... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2017
AAHolt
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Great place to learn more about the park

This museum has a lot of relics, pottery and other artifacts. You can spend as much or as little... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2017
IowaTravelFan
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

Great, great archeological displays. The Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum has so much information about the people who lived in the area so long ago. This is a really good way to begin your journey in the park. In fact, it's better than most starting points...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

This museum has a lot of relics, pottery and other artifacts. You can spend as much or as little time as you want in the back rooms. Dioramas are charming and informative if a little outdated. 20-25 minute video presentation gives you an overview. Not...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

Wonderful resource for questions about the park & the people who lived in Mesa Verde. Variety of displays! Gift store part of the museum & ranger available to answer questions!

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

As NPS museums go, this one is fantastic. You should definitely make time to see it. Aside from a wonderful collection of pottery and artifacts, they have some really great dioramas (though the depiction of the Indians is wrong, since they all wore clothing--apparently the...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2017

The dioramas are the highlight, but all the exhibits are very well done and there is a lot of information to digest. I would advise getting in early or right at the end of the day because if a tour bus pulls up while you...More

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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Lots of good exhibits that gave you a good look at the people that called mesa verde home. Info on agriculture, clothing, building techniques... I really enjoyed it.

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Reviewed September 29, 2017

For a museum in a national park, this one's really very interesting. It's got a ton of information on Mesa Verde, spread out over numerous cases in several rooms. Some of it is a little self serving, the section on how the dioramas were built...More

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Reviewed September 29, 2017

The Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum was our last stop, and I was happy to see the places that we just visited, now displayed on photos on the wall. My favorites were the ceramics. Vases, that I still would happily put into my home, Their form...More

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Reviewed September 26, 2017

There is a wealth of information in this small museum within the Mesa Verde National Park. Be sure to stop in early on during your visit to the park. There is a short film which is informative. The exhibits seem outdated in some respects, but...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

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

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