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Cortez Cultural Center

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Address: 25 N Market St, Cortez, CO 81321
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+1 970-565-1151
11:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Cultural center that includes interpretive exhibits on Ancestral Puebloans...

Cultural center that includes interpretive exhibits on Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi) by the University of Colorado, local history, works by local artists, and gift shop featuring items made by local and native artisans. Free Native American dance performances Wednesday through Saturday evenings in the summer months.

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The gals at the CCC are super friendly & knowledgeable. Many good pieces to see and helpful info if you are unfamiliar with area.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2014
Rico, Colorado
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Rico, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

The gals at the CCC are super friendly & knowledgeable. Many good pieces to see and helpful info if you are unfamiliar with area.

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Vicenza, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

We thought this place was awesome. I think the Cortez Visitor's center told us to go here, so we did. We caught a free Native American cultural dance, which was just awesome. Very moving. There's also a hogan outside to go in, and lots to see inside, too. You can buy hard-to-find Anasazi beans. But the best thing about this... More 

3 Thank Michelle R
Arlington, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

We saw the last dance of the summer season. Always interesting to see the Indian dancers and hear about the dances they do. Nice space, good local crafts, worth a visit. No charge.

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Binghamton, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Worth the time to call ahead and find out about the schedule - I saw several dance performances, story tellers and one WWII veteran's talk about this experiences and loved them all. It's a great little gem and the little center has some neat displays.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

We happened by the cultural center on our way downtown and there was native dancing going on in the back amphitheater. Well done and entertaining as my son was happy to watch. Yes, the place is small, but that means it doesn't take you much time to stop in.

1 Thank Brandon K
Mason, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

The web site is not kept up to day. Web site indicated in summer Indian dances every evening. Then a Mesa Verde park ranger checked internet for us; the cultural center web calender indicated dances would be on Monday 6/2. The hotel staff indicated they were advised the dances are every evening at 7:30, to get there early for a... More 

1 Thank P W
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Very small collection of artefacts, books etc but nevertheless interesting and volunteer staff most helpful

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

Visit here only if time permits. Small place. Not very much to see. Takes 10 minutes. Staff friendly but asked too many questions of the visitors.

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Rico, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

The Cortez Cultural Center offers a great overview of the culture of the area -- a perfect place to start for our visitors

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Fairport, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

Several times a week the Cortez Cultural Center offers Native American dancing - and it's free (donations accepted).

1 Thank MReynoldsFairport_NY

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