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Ute Indian Museum

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Address: 17253 Chipeta Rd, Montrose, CO 81403-4748
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+1 970-249-3098
09:00 - 16:00
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Cool spot, under construction

Looks like it's a great spot, we walked around the grounds but the heart of the building is under construction. Promises to be a bigger and better exhibit. There are multiple... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2016
Palm Beach, Florida
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Montrose, Colorado
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79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We go by The Ute Indian Museum almost every day. The construction is going very well with walls and glass installed. The design is modern and looks to be a very interesting place once it is complete. The exhibits will be even better than before. It will definitely be worth waiting for.

Thank Charles C
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61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is a terrific museum dedicated to the Ute Indian's. It is chock full of historical items that include authentic clothing, tools, pottery, photos & a large buffalo head. Very cool. We took family & then friends and each time we thoroughly enjoyed it!

Thank CJ D
Grand Junction, Colorado
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I went to see the museum Saturday morning and it's under construction, so I went to there new location and it is a waste of time They had one blanket and couple Indian artifacts I just felt like a waste of time to drive there from Grand Junction

Thank Robert S
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

It's currently under construction and on this Wednesday afternoon it was not open . Signs said Summer 2016 but from the looks it's going to be a bit longer I'm guessing.

2 Thank Addison G
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

This is one of those things I stumbled upon and really enjoyed it. I would recommend it to families, couples or to do by yourself on a rainy day.

1 Thank KandiKain
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78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Went by to see this museum but it is closed for renovation/ expansion. The signs say it will reopen either fall 2016 or early 2017 depending on which one you read. There is a nice garden across the street with native plants and signs explaining how the Ute people used them so the trip was not a complete waste but... More 

Thank Towens55
Evanston, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 June 2016

A surprisingly good collection artfully displayed. Gift shop has many reasonable gift selections as well. Kids will love the tee-pees outside.

Thank christinek387
Durango, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a good place to pop in for a few hours. I can't really recommend going out of your way to visit this museum though.

Thank Jeff T
Palm Beach, Florida
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263 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Looks like it's a great spot, we walked around the grounds but the heart of the building is under construction. Promises to be a bigger and better exhibit. There are multiple tepees on property, a path to the river and overall nice property. Kids loved it anyway

Thank FlyboyTraveler
whitewater colorado
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217 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

take a quiet several minute (or up to an hour) break during your drive to or from the San Juan Mountains. much memorablia is displayed, including several items owned by the Chief himself

1 Thank tiburondelnorte

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