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The Anasazi Heritage Center

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Address: 27501 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323
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+1 970-882-5600
09:00 - 17:00
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Southwest Colorado's premier archaeological museum, featuring the Ancestral...

Southwest Colorado's premier archaeological museum, featuring the Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi) and other Native American cultures, including two archaeological sites and a research collection of over 3 million artifacts.

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Awesome you can learn alot about the local area, not just native peoples. They had a basket display that was breath taking. They have a trail were you can visit a ruin. Views... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome you can learn alot about the local area, not just native peoples. They had a basket display that was breath taking. They have a trail were you can visit a ruin. Views are amazing.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

There were lots of interactive exhibits (weaving, using a Mano and metate to grind corn, videos, etc) for the kids. Lots of informative things for adults. A special exhibit gave me an appreciation for the skill needed for basket weaving. We stayed to watch the two movies shown on request and then we walked the snow packed trail up to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The folks at the Anasazi Heritage Center are really nice & friendly. The Center is comfortable and nicely laid out.

Thank Leslie H
Sunnyvale, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed the art works from the 2012-2013 BLM artists-in-residence Joyce Heuman, Lewis Williams, Jeff Potter, Carol Chamberland, Arthur Short Bull, and Kirk Gittings in a powerful show called "Painting the Ancients" at the Center. The show is beautifully installed and you can appreciate the artists' creative interpretation of the sites seen in Mesa Verde National Park, Hovenweep and... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I was delighted with this compact museum about the ancient Indians. The display drawers were labeled "Please Open". What a difference from museums that won' t let you touch anything. There were excellent displays for children to experience the ancient lifestyle. My personal favorite was the reproduction weaving of a dog hair strap using fur from a German Shepherd, Golden... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

First of all I agree with Richard S that bethany p is probably a snob. I checked her profile and out of 30 she gave 1 excellent & 1 VG. Some of her poor marks may be proper but this one is not. Her comments 3$ US gives her away, as well as her profile picture of the Sphinx and... More 

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Union, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stopped here to check it out. Nice museum and 1/2 mile walk to the Escalante Pueblo. Nice walk with many plants and trees.

Thank DaBride
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

In reaction to the previous review: They charge three bucks a person... come on! And, if you have a National Park pass, it's free. As for the museum itself: The staff at the front desk were extremely helpful in charting out a trip to ruins in Canyons of the Ancients. There is currently a fascinating exhibit on basket making; including... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I don't know whether this pseudo-history joint was run by the BLM or the Dept. of Interior, but it is the US Federal Govt. nonetheless, so they always try to nickel and dime the American citizens who pay taxes for such mediocrity. Such is the current state of things in our country. I am a doctor historian, so I can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

While here, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I should’ve come here before my other Anasazi-centric stops like Mesa Verde and Chinle. It would’ve functioned well as an intro to the culture rather than a bookend. I couldn't really as I was travelling south to north, but if you're coming from points north, definitely pop in here to view the... More 

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