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Gunnison Pioneer Museum
Ranked #9 of 40 things to do in Gunnison
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Littlestown, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2013

This local museum has an outstanding collection of local artifacts- from railroad engines to telephones to cars to ....... There seems to be no end of stuff. The AAA book says "plan on one hour". We spent half a day and had to skip lots of things. Don't miss this place

Visited September 2013
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Lufkin, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Surprising jewel”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

Found this quite by accident. From outside, it didn't impress but inside there is a lot of history and some very interesting exhibits. Sadly, we had not allowed an adequate amount of time to see everything we were interested in seeing. Next time, we'll budget more time for the exhibits.

Visited August 2013
Thank Jim H
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Stone Mountain, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Amazing exhibits”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Something for everyone at this large Pioneer Museum. I enjoyed the old structures and being able to walk in the cabins, school houses and homes. It is not all pioneer exhibits. There are telecommunicatons, tractors, perfect renovated old cars and trucks, tribute to the military, train exhibit, dolls, toys, clothing (terrific). The senior greeters were so friendly and well versed. Take some water with you since it gets warm during the summer and you will spend more time there than you expected to.

Visited August 2013
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Dallas, Tx
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“The Smithsonian of Colorado”
Reviewed 14 August 2013

We discovered Gunnison’s Pioneer Museum simply because the rain cancelled our original plans. Tourist and locals alike should visit this wonderful museum. The helpful staff will gladly answer any question you have and an open elevator was even available in the main building. My broken toe appreciated that!
My mother and I loved the clothing exhibits and my dad and husband could have spent all day in the antique car museum, where 75 cars were on display. We all loved the huge display of carriages. Not sure cars and clothes are interesting enough? There are 24 buildings on the museum grounds: two rural school houses, house with early day furnishings, log cabins, carpenter, blacksmith and print shops, train and depot, dolls, toys, barn and ranch displays, to name just a few. Don’t miss the La Veta building. Besides a beautiful collection of clothes and hats, there were two ‘License For Prostitution’ displayed on the wall.
There was too much to see in one afternoon so free tickets were issued so we could come back. Photos are allowed so bring extra batteries, you will need them.
Gunnison’s Pioneer Museum is located on Highway 50 and is open from 9-5, every day, from Memorial Day weekend through the end of September. The cost was $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. (970.641.4530) www.gunnisonpioneermuseum.com

Kimberly Ashby
Murphy, TX

Visited August 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good Family Experience”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

The cute little veterans at the front desk were very helpful and did let us know that they would accept a rain check if we decided to go eat half way through our visit. The museum has plenty to look at and about 3/4ths of the way through our visit I became extremely hungry, finally understanding their raincheck statement. Stepping back in time was fun, especially since my parents were familiar with plenty of the exhibits.Well worth your money for a good, cheap family experience. Don't forget to ring the train's bell!

Visited August 2013
Thank LTitzman
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