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Museum of the West

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Address: 462 Ute Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501-2516
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+1 970-242-0971
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10:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 15:00
Description:

A science museum offering archeological digs.

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As museums go, this one stands out for interest, organization, a variety of all things West. Ever changing exhibits make it a must do again visit

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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83 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As museums go, this one stands out for interest, organization, a variety of all things West. Ever changing exhibits make it a must do again visit

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South Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about enjoyable 90 minutes in this museum and we're glad that we did! It presented a lot of information in an attractive and educational format.

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Sacramento
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415 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We rushed through due to travel pressure but enjoyed our brief visit. There is a good collection of things from western Colorado including firearms.

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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Took the grand kiddie for a quick visit. He loved the stage coach, the plane and the mine. Well set out, interesting local history.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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191 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very good Museum with an excellent collection of the west's history. With a special focus on western Colorado the museum takes you through the timeline of the grand valley and its development over time.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Took the kids and made use of the family rate. Interesting artifacts. Nice firearm collection and history. There is a tower that gives a nice view of the town and surrounding area. Very friendly staff.

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Tempe, Arizona
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

During a recent visit to Grand Junction the wife and I passed the Museum of the West on the way to our destination. That same afternoon we had a couple of hours to kill but didn't want to go all the way back to our hotel. We decided to check out the museum and were glad we did! From Native... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

There are so many interesting things to learn about Grand Junction and the history of the Western Slope. This museum is educating and fascinating.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Such a great time. I would recommend this place to all families who WANT FUN. The family and I loved it.

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San Diego, California
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412 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Very full of information. Presented well and people working there were nice (and patient). Had a deal and that made it even better. Will go back with the rest of the family next time.

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