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Museum of the West

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Address: 462 Ute Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501-2516
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+1 970-242-0971
10:00 - 15:00
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A science museum offering archeological digs.

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Good for the grandkids!

Lots of interactive stuff. They even have an airplane the kids can get in and experience the pilot's view.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots of interactive stuff. They even have an airplane the kids can get in and experience the pilot's view.

Thank fixitman44
Grand Junction, Colorado
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little museum to learn about the history of the Grand Valley. A nice afternoon activity for all ages.

Thank Karen M
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326 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum of the West is the downtown museum of the Museums of Western Colorado (which is comprised of the Museum of the West, Dinosaur Journey Museum, Cross Orchards Historic Site, Whitman Educational Center, conference and classroom space). See them all. But - Museum of the West has really well thought out exhibits (and a great gift shop). When you walk... More 

2 Thank Rita B
Aurora, Colorado
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68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Unfortunately, we got there a bit late and got half way through this BIG Museum. :( It was really worth the time to hit this one. Very nicely done, kid friendly in many aspects as well. A definite see if you are traveling through the Grand Junction area and have a couple of hours to spend.

2 Thank Michael G
Denver, co
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73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Went through this one in about 40 minutes. Good signage on the exhibits, and enjoyed the weapons exhibit. A lot of native displays.

Thank d s
Buffalo, New York
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94 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

As museums go, this one stands out for interest, organization, a variety of all things West. Ever changing exhibits make it a must do again visit

Thank herb854
South Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We spent about enjoyable 90 minutes in this museum and we're glad that we did! It presented a lot of information in an attractive and educational format.

Thank debrafvl
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450 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We rushed through due to travel pressure but enjoyed our brief visit. There is a good collection of things from western Colorado including firearms.

Thank sndovale
Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Took the grand kiddie for a quick visit. He loved the stage coach, the plane and the mine. Well set out, interesting local history.

Thank ChrisMellor2014
Grand Junction, Colorado
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191 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very good Museum with an excellent collection of the west's history. With a special focus on western Colorado the museum takes you through the timeline of the grand valley and its development over time.

Thank bbally

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