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Ouray County Museum

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Address: 420 Sixth Ave, Ouray, CO 81427
Phone Number:
+1 970-325-4576
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:30
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:30
Sat 10:00 - 04:30

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WOW! What A Collection.

This museum was the biggest surprise of our visit to Ouray. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the exhibits are well-organized and bring back many childhood memories.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Erie, Colorado
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Erie, Colorado
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum was the biggest surprise of our visit to Ouray. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the exhibits are well-organized and bring back many childhood memories.

Thank Dookie62
O'Fallon, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We were passing through, and since the alchemy museum was closed, we came here. Very cool how they have the rooms organized by historical theme. Tons of unique history and items from the town's past.

Thank rwmax19
Jackson, Wyoming
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50 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Would highly recommend stopping by the Ouray Historical Museum! It's full of history and is located in the old hospital. Walking thru I had to wonder if it was haunted!!

Thank Momurphy14
Davis, California
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448 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Maybe the best small museum I've seen. This three-story structure used to be the town hospital. The woman at the entrance desk told us she was born there. From the time you walk in, nicely arranged and labeled exhibits appear - one after another. An amazing variety - old dentist office, hospital room, black-light mineral display, memorabilia from the town... More 

Thank USAwalkers
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The outlay Museum was very informative and full of information about the area. The lady working the desk was very friendly.

Thank Glenda M
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71 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This museum is well worth visiting, as it houses many interesting artifacts that tell a story of early Ouray, a mining area of Colorado. One such is an exhibit concerning The Hope Diamond (not the actual diamond on display) and Evalyn Walsh McLean. This was a wedding present given by her father who earned great sums of money from a... More 

Thank Robert C
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Upon entering the museum we met a very nice lady that was born in this very building in 1950. We paid our entry fee and did a self tour of the three stories. We found every vignette to be very informative and with so many pictures and antiquities it made the era of the town and surrounding areas come to... More 

Thank rudy h
Machesney Park, Illinois
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

If you need to do something on a rainy day this is a great place to go to wait for the weather to clear. Wonderful things to see. My favorite part was looking at all the Rocks and Minerals.

Thank TopBanana2066
San Diego, California
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157 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

It's a bit hoarder-y, but it was a very informative visit with tons of cool stuff. It's just all quite crammed in. Being unfamiliar with the area/its history, it was a great day 1 stop.

Thank exNYfamily
United States
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297 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This museum is located in a building that used to be a hospital. Entrance fee is $7pp, less for kids. There are three floors. The basement is a replica of a mine and has photos of many of the mines in the area, and geology; it is very well done. The ground floor has local photos of families, schools, post... More 

Thank pasherry

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