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Review of Museum of the West

Museum of the West
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Owner description: A science museum offering archeological digs.
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We had some time to spare in Grand Junction so we visited the Museum Of The West and really enjoyed. All of the historical exhibits were well displayed, and we especially enjoyed the period display rooms with artifacts. Your time will be well spent here.

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Reviewed 7 September 2013

Loved visiting this museum which left all of us more motivated and interested with tons to talk about instead of brain dead - like some museums seem to do. We all took pictures of one another while we sat in the stage coach, but we did have to scold Grandma for pushing the motion buttons while we snapped photos. Of course there were also lots of maps, and displays. Take time to check out the Alferd Packard story... very interesting true story that is a cross between a horror flick and CSI. The various interactive displays were the most enjoyable. My personal favorite was the old telephone where we could hear various operators telling us the gossip of the day. My daughter loved the old classroom . We all but had to beg her to leave. Don't leave the museum without going all the way up the tower. I have never experienced a better example of past versus present. Not only can you see for miles around the valley, but there are comparable stories and photos of what the same area looked like historically. I'm very impressed with this museum.

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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Interesting but don't go out of your way to go here. We were in Grand Junction and needed to kill a couple of hours. It is absolutely full of stuff and information. They did a nice job with it. There are alot of interactive displays for the kids. If you are in the area and are looking for something to do when it rains, this is worth an hour or two of your time.

1  Thank 881mary
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Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

I grew up in the area, so learning all about the history of the area was a lot fun for me. Try climbing up on the stage coach and pulling the brake handle. You'll see how ruff and tough those pioneers had to be to venture out to the Wild West!

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Reviewed 31 July 2013

We had family visiting in town and this was a nice place to teach them about the history of the Grand Valley. Small museum, low prices and a nice break from all of the outdoor activities that Grand Junction has to offer.

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