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.

Ouray County Museum

420 Sixth Ave, Ouray, CO 81427
+1 970-325-4576
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
A pleasant find!

We read the other reviews and they were right - this humble mountain town museum is impressive and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
TamiTam
,
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Excellent!

I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of exhibits in the three-floor museum and there should be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
bhlmkh
,
Boston
Read all 140 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“hope diamond” (4 reviews)
“hospital room” (4 reviews)
“on display” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
LOCATION
420 Sixth Ave, Ouray, CO 81427
CONTACT
Website
+1 970-325-4576
Write a ReviewReviews (140)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"hope diamond"
in 4 reviews
"hospital room"
in 4 reviews
"on display"
in 5 reviews
"dentist office"
in 3 reviews
"mining history"
in 10 reviews
"operating room"
in 2 reviews
"great displays"
in 2 reviews
"local lore"
in 2 reviews
"three story"
in 2 reviews
"rainy day"
in 3 reviews
"few hours"
in 4 reviews
"in town"
in 4 reviews
"hot springs"
in 4 reviews
"exhibits"
in 23 reviews
"information"
in 17 reviews
"memorabilia"
in 5 reviews
"mines"
in 16 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 140 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We read the other reviews and they were right - this humble mountain town museum is impressive and quite informative. Set in an old hospital building, there are 3 total floors. Each original hospital room contains a different subject and/or time. You can choose which...More

Thank TamiTam
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of exhibits in the three-floor museum and there should be something for anyone interested in the area's colorful history. The museum provides wonderful historical context for every relevant aspect of Ouray: mining, postal history, health care in the...More

Thank bhlmkh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was very hot and not ventilated. The staff was not friendly. The items were interesting, but we couldn't take our time because of the temperature.

Thank candyboyd123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 27 May 2018

It's always interesting to see what's behind a lovely town like Ouray, and this museum covers all the bases. Housed in what was once a miners hospital in the 1880's, you'll find lots of stories and artifacts of interest on 3 levels plus outside buildings....More

Thank Marian V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

A lot of interesting exhibits. Glad we took the time to tour this museum. Especially enjoyed seeing the two miners cabins. If you have the time stop and visit - you will enjoy the time spent here.

Thank Cheryl J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 December 2017

If you love learning about old Colorado towns, then stop in the museum. Displays depict the people who made Ouray what it is today. The display of the Doctor’s office, Dentist office and Operating room makes you thankful to be alive today!

Thank June3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Spent a rainy day rummaging through this wonderful travel through the past. Local history and much more. Well worth seeing.

Thank TracyBr0wn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 September 2017

A very well organized, comprehensive museum. Tastefully arranged displays all housed in a historic old hospital. Plan on spending a few hours in order to fully appreciate all the time and energy it took to create these wonderful displays

Thank herb854
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I love museums and try to stop in one on every vacation. This one is jammed packed with information and artifacts, as well as outside displays. The building was the former hospital during the early 1900's so there are medical, military, law office, and a...More

1  Thank BearGuy60
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This small museums had some great displays. Lots of history in this area and they displayed it well. We spent almost 2 hours looking around.

Thank Richard R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 15 hotels in Ouray
Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa & Lodgings
188 reviews
.03 miles away
Beaumont Hotel & Spa
335 reviews
.14 miles away
Ouray Chalet Inn
495 reviews
.16 miles away
Matterhorn Motel
172 reviews
.17 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
BrickHouse 737
238 reviews
.17 miles away
Mouses Chocolates and Coffee
928 reviews
.14 miles away
Bon Ton Restaurant
562 reviews
.18 miles away
Maggie's Kitchen
637 reviews
.15 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Ouray Alchemist Museum
223 reviews
.12 miles away
Yankee Boy Basin
381 reviews
.13 miles away
Bear Creek Falls
343 reviews
.13 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Tina N
1 October 2017|
Answer
Response from BearGuy60 | Reviewed this property |
Admission: $7.00 adults, $3.00 Youth (6-15), and children under 6 free
1
Vote