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Address: First and Pagosa Streets, Pagosa Springs, CO
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+1 970-264-4424
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Great little museum. Open mid-May to mid-September.

The museum is small (it's In a historic waterworks building) but it packs in a lot of history. Pagosa Springs was not a mining town, but was a logging and ranching area. Real... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The museum is small (it's In a historic waterworks building) but it packs in a lot of history. Pagosa Springs was not a mining town, but was a logging and ranching area. Real pioneer families, hardy people who homesteaded the mountains with an ax and a rifle. If you're into history, it has some pretty interesting stuff from those days,... More 

Thank salvage_team
Bedford, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This little museum is a nice collection of local history artifacts, and well worth the stop. The gift shop is also a blast from the past - hand-made items, and those stencils you can iron on to white tea towels to embroider. The lady at the counter was very nice and informative. Some really cool old items on display.

Thank abhaya108
Austin, Texas
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Great little museum with interesting items. We spent less than an hour. It was worth the donation. We are grateful for the volunteers willing to open this collection to the public. The quilts demonstrated marvelous workmanship. Great little western museum jam packed.

Thank JatJet
Aztec, New Mexico
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

It had a lot of stories about Pagosa Springs. We enjoyed it tremendously. We urge people to go see it got themselves. You won't be disappointed.

Thank ourvacation2014
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Was very surprised to learn the town had a woman doctor in its early years. It is well organized and it has a dedicated staff of volunteers who take the time to answer questions.No cost to go through it....but a donation may be something you would like to leave.

Thank Maisie2007
Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My husband and I stopped on a whim to see what was up with this museum. He's been to Pagosa at least 50 times and never took the time to stop. We were very pleasantly surprised with the number of historical items and the history of Pagosa. Help support this little Museum so it doesn't close!

Thank 1SunshineWay
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Wonderful place to visit the past and learn how life was for our forefathers and mothers very interesting

Thank Camille A
Victoria, Texas
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

This is a great spot to slow down for a while. Despite its small size, it is very well represented. The volunteer was fun to chat with and she really knew her stuff. Good stop!

Thank BGJ182
Glendale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

This is a small museum run by a local organization. Not interesting for children (no hands-on kids exhibits), but very interesting for adults who want to see actual items that were used years ago in the area. There are farm items, industrial lumber and mining things, some fantastic safes, a beautiful collection of arrowheads, old time clothing, a tribute to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

A very nice display with things well labeled. Well worth the stop. The lady working the museum was very friendly and shared a lot of information that was festinating.

Thank Dot P

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