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Ute Indian Museum

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Excellent Museum

On the National Register of Historic Places, this Museum is extremely informative regarding the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fort Collins, Colorado
Worth a Look

We came to town to see Gunnison Canyon, but found this place to be outstanding. You need a couple... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Placitas, New Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the National Register of Historic Places, this Museum is extremely informative regarding the history and living culture of Ute Native Americans. Excellent videos, displays and interactive exhibits. Watching children saddle a "horse" is worth the admission fee. (which is very reasonable). In fact, if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

We came to town to see Gunnison Canyon, but found this place to be outstanding. You need a couple hours to read, view, & watch the stories. The beadwork & historic stories were very educational. Even had a discount for Veterans.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CavemanHHH
Reviewed 7 October 2018

A welcome and fascinating insight into the problems the settlers gave the indiginous peoples. Well presented and informative.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank peterandvivien
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Lots of wonderful Ute artifacts on display, along with Ute art. Lovely building with ample parking, and lovely grounds with teepees and benches.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol G
Reviewed 10 September 2018

I went to the Ute Indian Museum years ago, prior to their remodel. It was amazing then, but have not made it back yet to check out the updates. I am sure that they will be as respectful to the natives of their homeland as...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ColoradoTraveler707
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The museum reopened spring of 2017. It is a spectacular new building and it does an excellent job of telling the story of the Ute People, their history, culture and life today. Excellent exhibits, films and amazing gift shop. It is open seven days a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 857maureenb
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Very nice interpretive center about the history of Utes and Chief Ouray. Make sure you walk around the grounds, they have Tipis set. Aslo visit Chief Ouray's and his wife's grave and go down to the the river.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shipbird1969
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Although I think it is very important to have museums such as this to celebrate Native American culture, this museum is quite small, primarily relies upon exhibits of beaded jewelry, a few headresses, and some videos to explain the Ute culture. I think it was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Docmartin52
Reviewed 21 August 2018

This is a excellent museum of the Ute people, culture and history. It is created and run by the Ute tribe so it's very authentic and not the "white" perspective of history. Very informative with great videos, displays (including tipis outdoors), art work and gift...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dave C
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is a really nice educational museum which displays the history of the Ute Indian tribe, great photos and artwork, and the gift shop has some wonderful beadwork items available.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from 591hansj | Reviewed this property |
The Ute Museum just went through a complete renovation so if you were looking to have them displayed at the present, could be questionable. I can't speak for the Museum as I have no connection to them but seeing the... More