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The Anasazi Heritage Center

27501 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323-9217
+1 970-882-5600
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Another Good (and Small) Museum

This is a great place to stop, off the main road, but easy to get to. A nice museum presenting a... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Great museum, friendly but not well-informed staff

This is a great museum, though it is a bit out of the way (6 miles or so east of hwy 491). The... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Salt Lake City, Utah
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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.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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27501 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323-9217
+1 970-882-5600
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

This is a great place to stop, off the main road, but easy to get to. A nice museum presenting a lot of prehistory and history of the area, including some good information about the people who found many of the old cliff dwellings that...More

Thank hfulghum
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is a great museum, though it is a bit out of the way (6 miles or so east of hwy 491). The exhibits are great, the two movies are ok (one is mostly a thinly veiled series of reminders to be respectful of the...More

Thank AeneasAtSea
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Interezting array of exhibits. Very informative. Well worth the admission. Much hinged around the first white settlers in the region, lends some perspective to the size of the various tribal settlements.

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Very interesting and informative. A must for all interested in Ancestral history. A must see in the southern Colorado area.

Thank Diane E
Reviewed 19 July 2017

My granddaughter & I enjoyed the walking trail. She loved the hands on exhibits. The film was very informative. I came away with a new appreciation of the past history of this area.

1  Thank sekcathyc
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I'm a museum geek, and this place is excellent - just the right size (no museum fatigue), and no information overload. The displays are superb, and the staff is knowledgable. Very family-friendly - many interactives for the kids (and us adults). Go if you have...More

1  Thank Jocelyn B
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The center is quite large so consider allowing at least an hour to check it out and possibly 2 hours depending on your interest. I would recommend the videos. the staff was friendly. We were short on time but if I were in the area...More

3  Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Staff is really helpful and informative, provided great directions for visiting the area. Facility is modern, was not busy when we visited. This center serves as the visitor center for Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. Definitely worth an hour or two.

Thank lokibarnes
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We visited here before visiting Mesa Verde Park as was recommended and were glad we did. It was very informative as an introduction to the history of the area. The displays are arranged in an organized manner. Reproductions were used at times to fill in...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Much better then I expected. An excellent place to learn about the past and to get information about Canyon of the Ancients National Monument

Thank Darel M
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24 April 2017|
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Response from Tracy B | Reviewed this property |
We had the golden age pass, so we got in free. I don't know if there was a charge for those without the pass.
Arthur C
29 September 2016|
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Response from Alice E | Reviewed this property |
We weren't charged anything, since Jesse is a veteran.