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interesting experience

while committing to spending a week here this summer and not knowing much about the area other than... read more

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ba84ut
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Austin, Texas
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Fantastic find in little mountain town!

Curt has a wealth of knowledge about history and culture and medicine, and he weaves it together in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie F
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Fort Collins
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

while committing to spending a week here this summer and not knowing much about the area other than the mountains, we booked a tour here and it was time well spent. host provides an entertaining, info-packed tale of medicine history, and the museum itself (ground...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Curt has a wealth of knowledge about history and culture and medicine, and he weaves it together in a compelling story. As a pharmacist’s daughter who basically grew up in small midwestern towns in independent drug stores, I thought I knew a thing or two...More

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Julie, you are a treasured student. Thank you for your encouraging words. When I come across people who enjoy and love the tour, it helps me to go on with my dream. Your words keep me going. Thank you, and I wish you the best....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We pre booked a tour with Curt prior to our stay in Ouray (highly recommended). He spent a couple hours with us - 3 adults and 3 kids age 14, 11, and 5 and he would have spent more time with us if we didn’t...More

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

As you know, I really enjoyed having you and your family take the tour. It is a credit to you that your children are so respectful. Your words touched me deeply and encourage me to continue down the path of time and knowledge to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Curt’s words of inspiration still echo in my heart. His passion for people, his craft, the attention to detail in his presentation, the atmosphere of the building and collection will leave an indelible impression on your heart and soul. My family absolutely loved every minute...More

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

Shazam! It was a magical moment for all of us. Time is precious, and we even made it more precious that day. I look forward to seeing you all again as your children grow up to be young adults. I just ordered extra scrap paper....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As much as we enjoyed everything Ourway has to offer, the best part was Curt’s amazing Alchemist museum!!! We came all the way from Texas to see this and feel so blessed to have experience the tour! What a beautiful collection of medical/pharmacy history and...More

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Your words leave me speechless, for once. What a pleasure to have met such wonderful guests! It was a special time that I will always remember. So hitch your wagon to a star and follow your dreams. You will never go wrong. I hope to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both my wife and I left here saying Curt tells stories exactly the same as my dad. The visit was full of stories and fun facts. It was not your typical museum tour, much more entertaining and involved. Curt walks you through history and you...More

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Exterminator and Drug Dealer! It was a pleasure having you visit the Alchemist museum and I am so glad that you enjoyed the history and stories. I wish you both the best in all that you do. I hope to see you again, as...More

Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped in the museum while on vacation with our two teenagers. The owner's passion for his collection was evident. He had so many unique and fun things in his collection. I would definitely recommend stopping here!

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Unsurpassed collection of pharmaceutical bottles, tools, signage, labels etc capturing the history of pharmacy in the United States. Curtis Haggar is an invaluable curator. The museum and store are a must-see in Ouray.

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for your kind words! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your experience at the Alchemist and that you took the time to write your review. It is greatly appreciated. Curt

Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at this Museum. Kurt was personable, entertaining, and extremely well versed on the history and mythology of alchemy and pharmacy. He tailored the tour to our interests and proved his passionately acquired collection of artifacts one of the most beautiful...More

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Lindsey, Thank you for your kind and gracious words! They make everything that happens in the Alchemist worth its weight in gold. Hope that you have a wonderful summer and that you will return some time in the future. Curt

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We happened to run into Curtis in front of his store one evening. He was very flexible and accommodating and offered a tour for the next morning. It was amazing! Curtis is equal parts storyteller, historian and collector. The history and museum were completely fascinating,...More

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Zippity-do-dah-yeah! What a wonderful experience on both sides of the equation! It just goes to show you that you never know what is on the other side of the door with the stained glass window at the Alchemist until you walk through. Thank you for...More

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Hi -- yes, this will not be a problem. It's all street level and very accessible, and the museum and all that there is to see is all on one floor. You will love it. Great tour and experience.
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Bob S
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I believe they would. The tour is about 1 1/2 hrs and is pack with history of us and alchemy. I hope this helps you. Please call if you have more questions. Thank you, Curt 970-325-4003
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