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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.