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Cortez Cultural Center

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Address: 25 N Market St, Cortez, CO 81321
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+1 970-565-1151
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11:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Cultural center that includes interpretive exhibits on Ancestral Puebloans...

Cultural center that includes interpretive exhibits on Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi) by the University of Colorado, local history, works by local artists, and gift shop featuring items made by local and native artisans. Free Native American dance performances Wednesday through Saturday evenings in the summer months.

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Mesa Verde trip

We enjoyed our stay in Cortez and were impressed by the clan town and very helpful people. The weather is dry and relatively cool and the history is amazing.

Reviewed 7 August 2015
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Dallas Center, Iowa, United States
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Dallas Center, Iowa, United States
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2015

We enjoyed our stay in Cortez and were impressed by the clan town and very helpful people. The weather is dry and relatively cool and the history is amazing.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Neat place to visit . They had awesome dancers there. One had been in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Calgary! The gift store has great stuff too.

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Gorham, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

We weren't sure what to expect. We went because it advertised culture and singing and it was free. We were pleasantly surprised. Not many people turned out for the evening event, but the two women put on an impressive display of singing and dancing. They also had some fry bread in the corner that you could buy to eat while... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

We caught both a traditional Indian Dance and Drum Program and the following night a Story Telling Singing Poet Working Cowboy...Both were AMAZING and we got a Real feel of the area and it's people...museum run by volunteer who have a great love for their community!

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Hartsdale, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We visited primarily to see the Native American dancers one evening. Compared with others we have seen (Seven Falls in Colorado, an excellent boy scout troop, also in Colorado, and the Grand Canyon), this performance was kind of lame. Two ladies in interesting dress did most of the dancing, along with one male elder (who did dance too), and a... More 

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1 Thank JanM16
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Great experience for anyone who is passionate about the Anasazi culture. Very impressive exhibits on Anasazi culture.

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1 Thank 676kelliem
COLORADO SPRINGS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

This is a very small center, the travel books made it sound much more than it is, elderly volunteers help you get information, mostly a place to sell artwork, but the greatest part is the dances and singers every night of the week. They built a small outdoor viewing area and painted the side of the building as a wonderful... More 

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Philadelphia
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Reviewed 21 May 2015

Some crafts were nice, the art was not very interesting and the ladies in attendance were wonderfully helpful. They organize Indian dancing in the Summer months.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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Reviewed 19 May 2015

a lot of information packed into a small space. can see a show with some great local performers if you check the calendar ahead of time. the volunteer staff seem very passionate about the place.

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Visalia, California
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Reviewed 19 November 2014

Your guide to the Mesa Verde Area. But there are a lot of different ruins that are free to the public.

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Thank Tony c

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