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Museum of Northwest Colorado, Craig

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.9/5 based on 40 reviews on the web
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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  • This is a nice little museum for a small town in Northwest Colorado. There is quite a bit of cowboy memorabilia if you are interested in that kind of thing. They also had a nice display of pictures of...  read more »
  • Museum staff is helpful and friendly. Exhibits are interesting and well displayed. Small gift shop of books pertaining to western part of Co. Was given a good suggestion for additional reading by staf...  read more »
  • Went because so many reviewers said it was great. They're right! From the welcoming greeting when you walk in and the immediate overall description it draws you in to have a good look around. Many dif...  read 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.
  • Very nice collection of weapons and period peices from the Old West
  • Great gun selection.
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