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Telluride Historical Museum

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Address: 201 West Gregory Avenue, Telluride, CO 81435
Phone Number: +1 970-728-3344
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11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

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A much better museum than we expected

We were in Telluride mainly to view Fall color. That was a little bit disappointing because we were a bit late -- too many leaves had fallen. So, we decided to visit the museum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We were in Telluride mainly to view Fall color. That was a little bit disappointing because we were a bit late -- too many leaves had fallen. So, we decided to visit the museum, not expecting much. But it proved well designed and very interesting, including a long, interesting video with longtime residents talking about the drastic changes in the... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Great visit, we had our kids with us 12 and 15 they both enjoyed it, the lady at the desk was knowledgeable and helpful she explained so many interesting things to us and gave my kids a quiz sheet to fill they loved that and it made them pay more attention and read everything! Definitely worth a visit!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A good review of the Telluride area, mining, gambling and red light area. Covers the medical, the freighters and the madams. Also a good explanation of the fight between Edison's DC electricity and Tesla's AC. Outside is an exhibit of mining equipment

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Thank Sue S
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

In a compact space , the history of Telluride and how it came to be is explained and shown in great collections

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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239 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

A good historical museum with lots of interesting stories of early Telluride - from Madams to Mountain Men and every thing in-between. Who knew this was the first true AC electrified town in the USA!

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Denver, Colorado
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great little museum to get an understanding of Telluride's beginnings, the mining industry and what life was like in the early years. Lot's of fun facts posted around the museum. Great exhibits.

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Savannah, Missouri
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The museum is on two stories of the building that once served as a hospital. It has many pictures and lots of text telling about life in 19th and 20th century Telluride. There are several artifacts as well as some interactive exhibits to compliment the photos and printed information. One interesting display covers Westinghouse development of the power plant near... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Gives a very comprehensive history of Telluride and surrounding area. From the mining that took place, the robbing of Butch Cassidy's first bank and the second hydro electric plant in the WORLD, the museum covers it all! :)

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Thank Erin E
Telluride, Colorado
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This museum offers a detailed look into Telluride's mining history, with everything from an outdoor exhibit demonstrating the mechanics of mining to an indoor exhibit of a typical miner's cabin. Do you know what the phrase "basket case" means? Well, the museum has an actual basket that was used to transport miners who were too injured to walk, or were... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

This museum is a gem. It's truly enjoyable & informative. I was so glad we went after we did the telluride outside jeep tour to Imogene pass. It put it all in perspective.

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