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Ouray Alchemist Museum

533 Main Street, Ouray, CO 81427
+1 970-325-4003
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Awesome Museum

My wife and I took a tour of the museum, and we could’ve spent the whole day there. This museum is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Roger S
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Excellent experience -- Go visit the Ouray Alchemist Museum

We loved the OUray Alchemist Museum. Perfect stop for families and lovers of science and history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
susanindenver
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Denver, Colorado
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  • Excellent92%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
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“the owner” (50 reviews)
“his passion” (11 reviews)
“snake oil” (7 reviews)
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533 Main Street, Ouray, CO 81427
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I took a tour of the museum, and we could’ve spent the whole day there. This museum is perfect for any history enthusiast like myself, or anyone with an interest in alchemy. Curt is informative, down to earth, entertaining, has collected so...More

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the OUray Alchemist Museum. Perfect stop for families and lovers of science and history. The owner/ curator of the museum is a masterful storyteller and full of interesting nuggets of information from the past and present. His museum of full of curiosities about...More

Thank susanindenver
OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your extraordinary review Susan! It may get discouraging at times because we are so rural and remote, but when I get such a stellar review, I know we are on the right path. It makes the winter shorter. Thank you for your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my 12 year old daughter to visit the Alchemist Museum since she wouldn't go ice climbing, and because I love learning about history, and like antiques, and thought it would be educational for her. Boy was I BLOWN AWAY by the hour and...More

Thank janandthegirls
OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jan, I am blown away with your amazing review! Thank you! It is nice to know that Ouray attracts history buffs as well as a multitude of climbers, hikers and those who love to explore with snow shoes. Your warm and kind words will get...More

Reviewed 10 December 2017

An incredible journey through time. You can’t miss this if you have any interest in medicine or history. 3 of the 4 of us in the group were pharmacists and have seen a lot of pharmacy history, but none better than this. Curt was an...More

Thank blueroger2017
OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am so glad that you enjoyed the tour and talk about coming back. Happy holidays to you. Enjoy this joyous and blessed season. I do hope you all will return again. Curt

Reviewed 13 October 2017

The Alchemist store and tour in Ouray is one of the most interesting activities in Ouray. The owner/ pharmacist Curtis is full of knowledge and love. His presentation on the history of medicine and pharmacy is incredible. He has collected for over 40 years each...More

Thank Sophie S
OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi Sophie, I really enjoyed meeting you and your family. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really don't have many people who come to the door and want to learn about history. I advertise the museum, but it is so...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

Get ready for a trip in a time machine that you wont forget too soon! Kurt was very welcoming when me and my family walked into his store. I saw a sign on the outside that talked about a possible tour and since we love...More

Thank Michelle A
OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Michelle, You have given me the ultimate compliment from someone who is from an amazingly beautiful and historic European country. It is not much that we redneck alchemists get to cast spells upon those from abroad. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to provide...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

We visited the museum for an hour and a half in September and learned so much about medical care in the Old West from Curtis, who sold us $100 worth of snake oil before we left. I'm kidding of course. This man is passionate about...More

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Has your husband tried the snake oil? It works....really! Thank you for your delightful review. I also enjoyed meeting you and sharing the museum experience with you. I hope that you folks come back again. I promise it will always be different and an enlightening...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017

This man can tell you more than a semester college course. His collection is Smithsonian Museum quality, very clean and organized. The mini tour was absolutely great. A must see for anyone associated with drugs, public health, industrial hygiene, etc.More

Thank FS1212
OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

I added the mini tour for those who want to see the museum but do not have a lot of time. Thank you for your compliments! We all have to budget our time, so this is a new option. Because it is a shorter peak...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The front of the building is great for starters. But the museum and time machine ride are the real winners. A great trip through the ages of how medicine has gotten to where it is today. Kurt was very entertaining and engaging during the entire...More

Thank William H
OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review. To be called entertaining and the tour engaging is music to my ears. My goal is to keep the pace steady to cover a lot of material without it being too fast or too slow. I appreciate your feedback....More

Reviewed 28 August 2017

Would have been interesting if had a guided tour of the museum with facts and information, basically you walk in a look around yourself. Staff was not friendly or helpfulMore

Thank Jodi M
OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hello! When you walk in the door, you are NOT walking into the museum. How can we get this across to people! We do not have staff. My wife and I are the two people that are there to help folks with pharmacy problems like...More

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Leah M
7 September 2017|
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Response from OurayAlchemist | Property representative |
Leah, Since it is after Labor Day, I am usually there from 10 am to 4 pm. Tours are given at 10 am. Sometimes a second tour will be given at 1 pm. It is really best to call ahead to schedule the tour, especially... More
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Molliearlene
2 July 2017|
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Response from Patty B | Reviewed this property |
It is a one level museum. Don't remember if there is a small step into the building.
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lisamillerboymom
25 June 2016|
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Response from OurayAlchemist | Property representative |
It is $10.00 per person. The tour is customized to your interests and lasts as long as you desire - anywhere from about an hour up to two and 1/2 hours. If you have limited time I can do a shortened version of the tour... More
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