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Museum of Northwest Colorado, Craig

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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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  • Wonderful staff and volunteer regaled us with great stories that added so much to the collection! Great history in that area - Butch Cassidy, Ann Bassett, Tom Horn, etc... It's free and worth a stop! ...  more »
  • must see this fabulous museum if you are in town. My entire family went and enjoyed all levels and exhibits.  more »
  • place is spectacular! High recommended. The staff and facility is extremely amazing. We had no problems checking in .The rooms are very comfortable , its just like a second home.My family and I are de...  more »
  • 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!
  • The children will love all of the neat little unique items from years past. Great gun fighters collection.
  • Fantastic museum with extensive displays on the history of the area. Also a large unique display of cowboy related items.
  • Very nice collection of weapons and period peices from the Old West
  • Great gun selection.