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“Good to see” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ouray County Museum

Ouray County Museum
Ranked #11 of 35 things to do in Ouray
Certificate of Excellence
purleymaple
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Good to visit, very informative of the history of the local people, town and industry and the healthcare available at the time (ouch!) An hour or two well spent

Visited September 2012
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Batavia, Illinois
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great museum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

This museum was a surprising gem! It had great displays of the history of Ouray, and the mock-up a a mine in the basement was wonderful. We learned a lot. It is in the former hospital, and the medical information was unusual. It is definitely worth a visit. The only drawback is that it is not handicapped friendly. The displays are on 3 different floors, using narrow stairs. However, it would destroy the building to put in ramps or elevators. It would be a good place to bring school age children, but probably not younger as there were not many interactive things. Amazing place given the size of the town.

Visited August 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lots of interesting itmes!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

Although it might be small, This museum gives a great insight to living in OUray when it was just a mining town, how Camp Bird and other mines grew the area, and just how crazy you had to be to ride a wagon across the mountain passes!!

Visited September 2012
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Sapulpa, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great history display of the Ouray area.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

Get ready to spend at least two hours touring this museum. Overall he shows the complete history of Ouray and the surrounding area. I don't think anyone would be disappointed.

Visited September 2011
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Prescott, Arizona
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

Smithsonian loves the museum and so did we! For a small town collection it is way above average! The staff could be friendlier, but it didnt matter really.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Lisa D
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