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The Anasazi Heritage Center

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Address: 27501 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323-9217
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Southwest Colorado's premier archaeological museum, featuring the Ancestral...

Southwest Colorado's premier archaeological museum, featuring the Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi) and other Native American cultures, including two archaeological sites and a research collection of over 3 million artifacts.

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Hands-on exhibits.

Beautiful museum with educational, interesting, and interactive exhibits. Nice grounds, good information, friendly staff.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Lake City, CO
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Lake City, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful museum with educational, interesting, and interactive exhibits. Nice grounds, good information, friendly staff.

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Dolores, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in the Cortez-Dolores area the Anasazi Heritage Center is a must see. The main gallery of the museum has wonderful hands-on activities, excellent interpretive information on the Ancestral Pueblo People of the region, as well as wonderfully preserved artifact collections. They do a great job of interpreting the cultural heritage of this region and the facility itself is... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited again after a number of years and saw lots of interesting new things as well as exhibits that we remembered. It has a really good history of the native-peoples including arrowheads from their first incursion int the Americas to "recent" ones. The pottery displays showing the evolution of pottery in the Americas, particularly the 4-Corners, was also nice.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome you can learn alot about the local area, not just native peoples. They had a basket display that was breath taking. They have a trail were you can visit a ruin. Views are amazing.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

There were lots of interactive exhibits (weaving, using a Mano and metate to grind corn, videos, etc) for the kids. Lots of informative things for adults. A special exhibit gave me an appreciation for the skill needed for basket weaving. We stayed to watch the two movies shown on request and then we walked the snow packed trail up to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The folks at the Anasazi Heritage Center are really nice & friendly. The Center is comfortable and nicely laid out.

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Sunnyvale, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed the art works from the 2012-2013 BLM artists-in-residence Joyce Heuman, Lewis Williams, Jeff Potter, Carol Chamberland, Arthur Short Bull, and Kirk Gittings in a powerful show called "Painting the Ancients" at the Center. The show is beautifully installed and you can appreciate the artists' creative interpretation of the sites seen in Mesa Verde National Park, Hovenweep and... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I was delighted with this compact museum about the ancient Indians. The display drawers were labeled "Please Open". What a difference from museums that won' t let you touch anything. There were excellent displays for children to experience the ancient lifestyle. My personal favorite was the reproduction weaving of a dog hair strap using fur from a German Shepherd, Golden... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

First of all I agree with Richard S that bethany p is probably a snob. I checked her profile and out of 30 she gave 1 excellent & 1 VG. Some of her poor marks may be proper but this one is not. Her comments 3$ US gives her away, as well as her profile picture of the Sphinx and... More 

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Union, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stopped here to check it out. Nice museum and 1/2 mile walk to the Escalante Pueblo. Nice walk with many plants and trees.

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