Museum of Northwest Colorado, Craig

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#86 of 156 in Museums in Colorado
The Museum of Northwest Colorado is located in downtown Craig, Colorado and is open year round with FREE ADMISSION. It features local, regional and traveling exhibits and is home to the world renowned Cowboy & Gunfighter Collection. The museum is housed in a beautifully restored 90 year old armory complete with an exquisite old stage. The museum also serves as a regional research facility with extensive resources including many primary sources, documents and photographs.

The exceptional Cowboy & Gunfighter Collection represents a fifty year effort by Bill Mackin to gather and preserve fine, old cowboy gear. The guns, gun leather, chaps, spurs, saddles, and other accoutrements now represent one of the world’s finest collections of western Americana.

Other exhibits include the newly installed Locked Horns exhibit, which is a re-creation, with an interactive element, of an actual fight to the death by two mule deer south of Craig.

Other exhibits feature Moffat Road railroad history, the history of the local coal mining industry, and a display of Native American artifacts. Other traveling and special exhibits are on display throughout the year.
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  • September 17, 2017
    This world class museum is a hidden gem in northwest Colorado. If you are driving through the area be sure to add this stop to your trip. Give yourself plenty of time to explore all the wonderful exhi...  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    One of the best small town museums I've visited. Hopefully Bill will be there to give you a personal tour of the gunfighter/cowboy stuff  more »
  • September 5, 2017
    I had the opportunity to visit this museum last week after a hike at Cedar Mountain. What a terrific place! It is chock full of interesting exhibits and one can spend a very informative two hours here...  more »
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  • August 12, 2016
    Oh my goodness, we were enchanted! The cowboys and guns exhibit was amazing, the staff are so helpful and knowledgeable, this place is a treasure trove of awesomeness for the whole family! I appreciated the high school graduation pics downstairs as well. So fun, well done!
  • December 6, 2016
    Good place, great little museum, worth to make a stop if you are passing town. Very nice people.
  • September 20, 2016
    Fantastic museum with extensive displays on the history of the area. Also a large unique display of cowboy related items.
  • July 2, 2016
    The children will love all of the neat little unique items from years past. Great gun fighters collection.
  • December 18, 2016
    A pretty good small town museum

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