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Black American West Museum

3091 California St, Denver, CO 80205-3044
+1 720-242-7428
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This place is a must see when visiting Colorado. The staff is awesome and very knowledgeable about... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
via mobile
Extraordinary walk through the Black history

As a teacher of American history, I so enjoyed this treasure of a museum. Housed in the first... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2016
Eliza H
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A museum that explores the history of black cowboys, wranglers and ranchers in the American West.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
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3091 California St, Denver, CO 80205-3044
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+1 720-242-7428
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a must see when visiting Colorado. The staff is awesome and very knowledgeable about the history. I enjoyed every minute of the tour and reading about the history of the people of color in Denver.

1  Thank nicolep64
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

As a teacher of American history, I so enjoyed this treasure of a museum. Housed in the first African-American female doctor in denver's house- the collection ranges from the historic African-American experience in Denver to African American cowboys, soldiers and western history. A must see...More

Thank Eliza H
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This museum offers an amazing look into the often untold history of African Americans in the west. The museum is situated northeast of downtown Denver in the historic Five Points District. Museum admission is $10 for adults, and there are discounts given for students, seniors...More

2  Thank Ayana W
Reviewed 25 August 2016

As I walked through the museum and saw photos of Black American pioneers living on the range, founding their own towns, and being cowboys/cowgirls - it was hard not to be emotional. The history of Black Americans in the West has been purposefully and quietly...More

3  Thank Ben R
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I really wasn't sure what to expect from the museum but i had to go for a college course. I really found this museum very intriguing! There were many cool things featured in the museum that I learned about such as Black American cowboys, miners,...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This museum is small, but has a nice collection of historical photographs and provides a neat overview of African American history in the American West. The house belonged to a local black (female!) doctor and is fun to see in itself. We were the only...More

1  Thank efeetle
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Learn about some of the first blacks in the area in the early 1900's and how they became successful. This is the house owned by Dr. Justina Ford and it contains many photo-stories and her medical equipment. One reviewer said it was in a "rough...More

1  Thank Ed60062
Reviewed 14 July 2015

I learned many facts such as how african americans helped form the rodeo and neat facts like how the phrase 'the real mccoy' came about'. Great place to visit and very educational.

Thank TESMom
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

My 11 year old son wanted to go to this museum, and it was closed. We went on Tuesday July 29th and the hand written sign said open Friday and Saturday. This was not posted on the website.

2  Thank Mrs_Asher11
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Definitely call before you go and listen to the whole message. The museum was closed due to lack of funding apparently. It is located in a rough neighborhood. Didn't have to pay to park thank goodness. We just parked across the street. The museum looked...More

Thank Choli D
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