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 Anasazi Heritage Center

27501 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323-9217
+1 970-882-5600
Review Highlights
Another Good (and Small) Museum

This is a great place to stop, off the main road, but easy to get to. A nice museum presenting a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Great museum, friendly but not well-informed staff

This is a great museum, though it is a bit out of the way (6 miles or so east of hwy 491). The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
Read all 220 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Southwest Colorado's premier archaeological museum, featuring the Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi) and other Native American cultures, including two archaeological sites and a research collection of over 3 million artifacts.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“mesa verde” (39 reviews)
“four corners” (16 reviews)
“pit house” (9 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
27501 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323-9217
+1 970-882-5600
Write a Review
Reviews (220)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 219 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great place to stop, off the main road, but easy to get to. A nice museum presenting a lot of prehistory and history of the area, including some good information about the people who found many of the old cliff dwellings that...More

Thank hfulghum
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great museum, though it is a bit out of the way (6 miles or so east of hwy 491). The exhibits are great, the two movies are ok (one is mostly a thinly veiled series of reminders to be respectful of the...More

Thank AeneasAtSea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interezting array of exhibits. Very informative. Well worth the admission. Much hinged around the first white settlers in the region, lends some perspective to the size of the various tribal settlements.

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and informative. A must for all interested in Ancestral history. A must see in the southern Colorado area.

Thank Diane E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My granddaughter & I enjoyed the walking trail. She loved the hands on exhibits. The film was very informative. I came away with a new appreciation of the past history of this area.

1  Thank sekcathyc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a museum geek, and this place is excellent - just the right size (no museum fatigue), and no information overload. The displays are superb, and the staff is knowledgable. Very family-friendly - many interactives for the kids (and us adults). Go if you have...More

1  Thank Jocelyn B
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The center is quite large so consider allowing at least an hour to check it out and possibly 2 hours depending on your interest. I would recommend the videos. the staff was friendly. We were short on time but if I were in the area...More

2  Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Staff is really helpful and informative, provided great directions for visiting the area. Facility is modern, was not busy when we visited. This center serves as the visitor center for Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. Definitely worth an hour or two.

Thank lokibarnes
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We visited here before visiting Mesa Verde Park as was recommended and were glad we did. It was very informative as an introduction to the history of the area. The displays are arranged in an organized manner. Reproductions were used at times to fill in...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Much better then I expected. An excellent place to learn about the past and to get information about Canyon of the Ancients National Monument

Thank Darel M
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Montezuma Mexican Restaurant
56 reviews
5.57 km away
The Pony Expresso
129 reviews
4.19 km away
Dolores River Brewery
105 reviews
3.65 km away
The Depot
66 reviews
3.90 km away
Nearby Attractions
McPhee Reservoir
42 reviews
1.32 km away
Colorado Welcome Center
194 reviews
14.34 km away
Rio Grande Southern Railroad Museum.
25 reviews
3.73 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
24 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Tracy B | Reviewed this property |
We had the golden age pass, so we got in free. I don't know if there was a charge for those without the pass.
Arthur C
28 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Alice E | Reviewed this property |
We weren't charged anything, since Jesse is a veteran.