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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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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 15:00

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

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Buffalo, New York
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Aurora, Colorado
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68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, we got there a bit late and got half way through this BIG Museum. :( It was really worth the time to hit this one. Very nicely done, kid friendly in many aspects as well. A definite see if you are traveling through the Grand Junction area and have a couple of hours to spend.

Thank Michael G
Denver, co
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72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went through this one in about 40 minutes. Good signage on the exhibits, and enjoyed the weapons exhibit. A lot of native displays.

Thank d s
Buffalo, New York
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90 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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

Thank herb854
South Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 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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439 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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.

Thank sndovale
Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

Thank ChrisMellor2014
Grand Junction, Colorado
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191 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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.

Thank bbally
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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.

Thank edmancs
Tempe, Arizona
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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
Reviewed 13 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.

Thank vwghiafreak

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