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Gunnison Pioneer Museum

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Address: East Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230
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+1 970-641-4530
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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A must see in Gunnison

The museum is only open in the summer. It is a great place to visit and learn of the rich history of the Gunnison Valley. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. New exhibits... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
Debby P
Gunnison, Colorado
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Gunnison, Colorado
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The museum is only open in the summer. It is a great place to visit and learn of the rich history of the Gunnison Valley. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. New exhibits are always being added so the museum can be visited often without being boring. They have items of interest for everyone and their car barn is very... More 

Thank Debby P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The Gunnison Pioneer Museum is an interesting look into life in the intermountain west. There are a large number of exhibits and a very friendly staff of volunteers to guide one around and answer questions. The are classic cars, a train, many building with household or office items to see. Great for Adults and kids.

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great museum to see period clothing, books, and house interiors. There is an extensive exhibit of antique cars, too. Th exhibits are spread out in various buildings so you can take your time and not feel crowded.

Thank 919awilliams
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

What an incredible museum! We were shocked to discover just how many buildings were spread out over 5+ acres filled with artifacts from automobiles, military, printing, locomotive, School, medical, post office, you name it. So much has been so generously donated. All in one place to be enjoyed by the public. There's something for everyone here. For just $10 we... More 

Thank Donna W
Loveland, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

What a collection! This place takes a long time to get through. The old car museum is worth the price of admission alone, but only one of many, many exhibits. Much better that we expected. Don't miss it if you have the time.

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Not much to see when you drive by. Wow were we surprised when we went inside. Building after building stuffed full of history. If you like history you could spend most of the day here. If you like Classic cars this is the place for you. Too many to list. History of the valley and the people who lived here.... More 

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Wheat Ridge, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Very interesting museum, lots of artifacts, lots of history about Gunnison. Staff was very friendly. Thank you!

Thank Corey D
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Lots of hands-on things outside for kids to do, like .climb onto an old train and ring the bell, sit in a desk in a one-room school. There are lots of items with do not touch signs inside the buildings that might be a temptation for young children. Museum staff was very knowledgeable and child friendly. Reasonably priced, and ticket... More 

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Sweeny, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

If you're doing the tourist thing in Gunnison, Colorado, reserve about 3-4 hours for the Gunnison Pioneer Museum. They have about 19 buildings on 14 acres and a truly massive collection, including a train, a water tower, two school buildings which were moved to the museum grounds after being retired as schools. The car collection is surprisingly large and are... More 

Thank Dennis B
Menard, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We have been to a lot of historical society museums. This is the very BEST so far! There are hundreds of collections - wedding dresses, guns, arrow heads, thimbles, dolls, telephones....everything you can imagine. My husband and I both loved it and spent 2 hours with no problem. Could have probably spent the entire day! The staff was wonderful, friendly... More 

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