We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Cortez Cultural Center

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 25 N Market St, Cortez, CO 81321
Phone Number:
+1 970-565-1151
11:00 - 16:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Cultural center that includes interpretive exhibits on Ancestral Puebloans...

Cultural center that includes interpretive exhibits on Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi) by the University of Colorado, local history, works by local artists, and gift shop featuring items made by local and native artisans. Free Native American dance performances Wednesday through Saturday evenings in the summer months.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 73 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 41
  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
  • 0
  • 0
Wonderful Dances and music

We were running late, so did not actually go into the cultural center - we went straight to the back for the free Native American dancing, which takes place in the summers at 7pm... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2016
Add Photo Write a Review

73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 67: English reviews
Level Contributor
74 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We were running late, so did not actually go into the cultural center - we went straight to the back for the free Native American dancing, which takes place in the summers at 7pm MWF in their amphitheater. We expected to see just 1 or 2 dances, but were happily surprised with about 6 dances, plus some instrumental performances (flute,... More 

Thank ItineraryLady
Flagstaff, Arizona
Level Contributor
728 reviews
213 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This place is small, as I noted before, but it had good shows and displays for the holiday weekend. My family enjoyed the artists market as we ended up buying more than one item. If you can cat h a dance in the amphitheater, take the time and watch. It is well located within the downtown shops and restaurants to... More 

1 Thank Brandon K
Cortez, Colorado
Level Contributor
145 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Great resource in small town with several cultural events sp;onsored throughout the year with native amer dancing in sujmmer. Often has great resource books and lots of local info

1 Thank tornillo2015
Denver, CO
Level Contributor
53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Worth stoppinf in while visiting Cortez. They have some beautiful Native American pottery found on somebody's farm. They also have some nice art and the ladies working were lovely.

Thank ang0013
Telluride, Colorado
Level Contributor
91 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Cortez Cultural hosts a variety of interesting events. In May they have their annual Birding Festival which draws experts, beginners and artists to attend the variety of events! Call and talk to one of the people there. They are glad to be of assistance for cultural events!

Thank lyn729
Monticello, Utah
Level Contributor
135 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Housed in a historical building, the Cortez Cultural Center offers visitors an incite into this southwestern section of Colorado. While the gift shop takes up a good part of the interior, the museum and art gallery are full of wonderful examples of history and artistic talent. During the warmer season, Native American dancers entertain spectators outside on the weekends. One... More 

Thank Mary C
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Great little museum. Nice gifts. Interesting display of historic items. Native American dancers in the summer. Lovely.

1 Thank Myhwy
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
219 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

This is basically a store that sells Native American crafts and tourist items, but it also has an outdoor patio/mini amphitheater where they put on various cultural demonstrations. I caught a Native American dance & music demonstration that was very colorful, despite the fact that there were only two dancers. The two performers were very sincere about wanting to share... More 

1 Thank Kleetampa
McKerrow, Canada
Level Contributor
80 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Great spot, the dances were fantastic, the artifacts great, its well worth while taking the time to stop by.

Thank Texas M
Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2015

After reading mixed reviews I decided to see for myself. The dances are held outside, in the back of the Cultural Center in the amphitheater. The program was put on by a family from the Mt Ute tribe 10 miles south of Cortez. I really appreciated the fact that we were told the history of the dances and costumes before... More 

Thank 4USue

Been to Cortez Cultural Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cortez Cultural Center and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
10 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Cortez Cultural Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?