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“Ute History” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ute Indian Museum

Ute Indian Museum
Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Montrose
Certificate of Excellence
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Montrose, Colorado, United States
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174 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Ute History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Utes were here first and we chased them out so its nice that they have a museum honoring them now. Lots of history about Chipita and his tribe. Beautiful jewelry, gifts and even Tepees outside to enjoy. A must stop if in the area.

Visited September 2013
3 Thank Jane T
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English first
Montrose, Colorado
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Must-see Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Even tho we live here, we visit this museum frequently. The short video is very interesting, the museum is small but extensive in its collection, and the jewelry (done by local Native Americans) is beautiful. If you set it up before-hand, they will give you a class on Indian sign language which is really fun and interesting. It is definitely worth the stop when passing through, or visiting time and again if you live in the area.

Visited June 2013
3 Thank myrisasmom
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Montrose, Colorado
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52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“One of My Favorite Museums”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

This is a fine, authentic, informative, small museum in a beautiful setting. The exhibits/displays are very well put together, the clothing (especially the bead-work on the clothing) is amazing, and the grounds are so lush & peaceful. Don't tell anyone, but this place has some of the best turquoise jewelry for sale in the area.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank nancye501
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Ogden, Utah
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545 reviews
214 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
“Small, but worth the stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

There is a 22 minute movie about the Utes and their culture. They especially talk about the bear dance. There are only two room with exhibits but they are very good ones. The gift shop, although small, had quite a bit of very. Ice jewelry. If you have trip advisor you get a discount.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Patty W
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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Small but interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Lovely friendly seniors manned the front desk. I loved seeing actual Ute tents and how they are built. The bear statue in front makes more sense once you tour the museum. The initial entrance into the building was a WOW to me which was actually the museum shop with fantastic items. The entrance fee was only $4 per senior. You first see a video presentation where the narrator is a super speaker with clarity and emotion. Loved his shirt and braided hair and his smooth brown skin. The video was creative in presentation with three flat screen tvs. The video educated us about the tradition of the annual BEAR DANCE and how it is handed down to future generations. Bears were regarded as sacred creatures and were not killed by the UTES for food and fur. The museum what only two rooms but the artifacts were excellent. In the shop I purchased a metal art of two buffaloes beautifully framed for $275.00. I will treasure it forever and hand it down to my future generations. It was worth the visit. I admire the UTE Indians.

Visited August 2013
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