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“Educational”

Museum of the Mountain West
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Montrose
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

Everything they have restored, to it's former glory, is amazing! The stories about how they received different pieces is very interesting also. They are knowledgable and have great tour guides. Definitely worth the money to see.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Lots of old buildings from the Montrose area--church, school house, saloon, doctor offices. It is fun to get an idea of the way things were 100 years ago.

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We have lived in Montrose for 20 years & have watched the Museum of the Mountain West being "assembled" - for what - the last 10 years? We thought it was just a collection of empty buildings, so we didn't bother to go there until some visiting out-of-state friends said they had heard good things about it. Couldn't hurt just to stop in. Two hours & 3 blown minds later, we had to go eat ice cream & talk about all the wonderful things we had seen. "Mike" gave us an in-depth and entertaining tour of the wonderful collections in old time school houses, homes, saloons, livery stables, mercantile establishments, post offices, pharmacies, doctor/dentist offices "sporting goods" stores, a church - even a laundry with a collection of antique washing machines. It was so much fun, reasonably priced, authentic, & memory-inducing. We're going to include it in our list of "Must Sees in Western Colorado."

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Reviewed 18 October 2013

This place was tripped across as we headed out of town, yes the tepee attracted us.
Are we glad we toured the museum as the creator himself was on hand and a very knowledgeable guide. Both have a passion for the history presented in the exhibits. Wonderful inner section as well as nice outer buildings make this a pleasurable way to spend a half day.

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Because of the Government shutdown in Oct. 2013 we looked for an alternative program in Montrose (The National Park "Black Canyon Of The Gunnison" was closed). We found the "Museum of the Mountain West", beautiful old buildings and vehicles, many historic artifacts and a very special tour guide "Mike", who explained many of the artifacts in a very exciting, funny and competent way. This museum and the guided tour is absolutely great for all people who are interested in the " good old days" , the old West of the US. The entrance fee is USD 10.-- for Adults and not too high for this entertainment. The stay was a highlight of our trip from Denver to Los Angeles. We hope that many guests will find the way to this museum !
Kim & Michael from Germany

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