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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  • Every time I visit the Museum, there is something new to see--a traveling display or unique art show, the western and gun collection, the Augusta Wallihan camera and rifle...You can't beat this free a...  more »
  • Wonderful exhibit regarding the early days of Northwest Colorado. We were greeted at the door by Bill. Bill is also the donor of the living cowboy exhibit upstairs. He takes great pride in this museum...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • For a small town, it is a very impressive museaum. My daughter and I like to visit a couple times a year. The new train exhibit is really cool
  • This is more or less a museum about Craig and it's surroundings. But I love museums and it had some cool stuff!
  • Plenty to see and gloss over. Great gun collection.
  • 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.
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