The museum is about 2 miles east of town on U.S. 50 heading towards the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.  The entrance is on Miami Road.  It is a work in progress - there are many old buildings that have been moved to the site from other parts of western Colorado and restored and more are planned for.  There also is a unique "Main Street" that is inside one of the larger buildings and it contains displays that recapture the shopping, entertainment, and health care experience of small towns circa 1840-1940. 

The recreated shops and businesses are remarkably detailed, and some of the historic objects are quite unique to this museum.  Not only are there several beautifully-restored player pianos, for example, but there is even a working player violin.

http://www.mountainwestmuseum.com/ind... is the link to the museum's website.  One piece of misinformation on their website concerns the need to schedule a guided tour.  On M - F, the museum is open from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. -  those days you do not need to make prior arrangements.  For weekends you do need to call them to make a reservation.  The museum tour takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. and there is so much to see that you could easily spend twice that amount of time and not see it all.