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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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  • What a fascinating museum! Full of relics from Colorado's past together with a huge selection of weapons used in the Old West. I'm British but was reared on westerns and John Wayne, and to see Winches...  more »
  • We decided to go through the museum after we walked around town. There were a lot of displays and a lot of historical information. Well organized. The staff there was very helpful and answered all of ...  more »
  • My husband is a western and gun fanatic and he thoroughly enjoyed all of it. They had collections ranging from the 1800s to early 1900s, pistols, rifles, accessories and so much more and so much infor...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Good place, great little museum, worth to make a stop if you are passing town. Very nice people.
  • Fantastic museum with extensive displays on the history of the area. Also a large unique display of cowboy related items.
  • The children will love all of the neat little unique items from years past. Great gun fighters collection.
  • A pretty good small town museum

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