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Review of Museum of the West

Museum of the West
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Museum of the West offers a thousand years of history that can be experienced. “Ride” in a stagecoach, “fly” a 1958 Cessna from Walker Field or gaze upon an ancient cup and ladle from the Anasazi. Study Ute and Fremont Rock Art, see the real firearms that outlaws used, sit in a one-room schoolhouse, and visit the Pastime saloon to experience western Americana at its best. The Sterling T. Smith Education Tower offers a 360° view of our impressive surrounding geography. Tower top displays include a working weather station, and provide information on downtown historic preservation efforts, regional archaeology and geology. Visitors can also connect to a wealth of historical, genealogical and natural history materials in the Loyd Files Research Library, located on the second floor of the Museum of the West.
Reviewed 28 April 2014

This was a small museum with a lot of stuff packed in. We especially liked the Spanish exhibit, as well as the stagecoach. The docent was very nice and knowledgeable, the exhibits were first-class, and the gift shop well-stocked.

Thank Donna S
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Just two blocks south of Main Street the Museum of the West is a nice small museum. Check out the view of the city from the tower from the top of the building. There are a number of exhibits from western Colorado life. The kids loved the hands on exhibits. The guys loved the gun display. Good for about an hour max. Clean area....cordial and knowledgable staff.

2  Thank COparrotheads
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

I was skeptical when I first read about this place, it seemed a little bit stuffy, but our family visited this museum while we vacationed in Mesa, Colorado and we really enjoyed it. We have six children age 4 - 14 and there was something here for each of them. There were interesting things to see and read and unique history to explore (as well as an extensive display of guns which fascinated my older boys) but there were also a lot of things to touch and climb on which kept my younger kids engaged as well. We especially loved the old west carriage we could all climb into (and then push a button to activate sounds and make it seem like we were really taking a ride), the ride in airplane which instructed its driver to push buttons and switches in a certain order to start the plane, and an old fashioned computer which we used to help solve a controversial Colorado murder mystery (that's the fun of the display). There is a mine to walk through, an old school room to draw on chalk board or personal slate boards, an antique telephone booth where you can listen to operators and lots more. There is also a tower you can head to the top of (stairs or elevator) and get a great view of the whole valley. It was a fun museum.

1  Thank Melissa D
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Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

We loved it so much we got married here ! The staff was super nice. They are always changing the displays so it is always a great place to visit.

Thank candie s
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

Nice museum but a bit too pricey for my family. Good hands on displays...the airplane was especially cool.

Thank Brie C
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