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Museum of the Mountain West, Montrose

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The Museum of the Mountain West is a history museum off U.S. Route 50 in Montrose, Colorado. It includes a collection of historic log cabins, Western town stores, and other historic buildings which have been moved to the site.

The museum was listed on the Colorado state register of historic properties in 2018.
The museum also owns a historic carriage shop, not on the same site, where eventual champion boxer Jack Dempsey trained.
It is located at 68191 E. Miami Road, bordering on U.S. Route 50, 3.9 miles (6.3 km) east of the center of downtown Montrose.
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  • Great museum!! We did the 1 hour tour of the buildings inside...this is a must. And then the self guided tour of the buildings on the outside. I wish they would have had a tour of those as well... 
    Great museum!! We did the 1 hour tour of the buildings inside...this is a must. And then the self guided tour of the buildings on the outside. I wish they would have had a tour of those as well...  more »
  • Amazing, a lot of history with all authentic old buildings that are history correct. A lot of fun to be placed back in time and walk in an old village and visit the local merchands, craftsmen and... 
    Amazing, a lot of history with all authentic old buildings that are history correct. A lot of fun to be placed back in time and walk in an old village and visit the local merchands, craftsmen and...  more »
  • An enthusiastic Richard Fike and his staff and volunteers has put together a really interesting outdoor and indoor collection of artifacts in this museum of the west. It covers a period from the... 
    An enthusiastic Richard Fike and his staff and volunteers has put together a really interesting outdoor and indoor collection of artifacts in this museum of the west. It covers a period from the...  more »
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  • We've gone once a year as we've been able, and there is always something new to see. Knowledgeable and friendly guides, with the option to not take the guided tour as well. This collection is fantastic and you can miss something easily, so multiple trips is really what it takes to get a true appreciation for what's been amassed. Original buildings that have been moved, etc. Great trip for kids and adults alike.
  • We have traveled this nation extensively and we love to visit museums. This is one of the most extensive and complete collections of Western America we have seen. The buildings, artifacts, knowledgeable and kind guides and learning environment is incredible. Our children were just as enthralled as we were by the wide variety of antiques and history lessons. We are big history buffs, but learned and saw so much! This is a absolute must-see stop! Worth a trip to Montrose simply for this museum alone. We feel lucky we “stumbled” upon it!
  • Wonderful museum of local history and the wild west. There are many artifacts and buildings to see. The staff is awesome. I recommend taking the tour, you can see several artifacts up close.
  • A hodge podge of old stuff. We did the guided tour and was definitely not worth the money or our time. The guide was unorganized and disrespectful of everyone's time involved. He kept rambling and bragging about the tour taking 3 hours. There is definitely not enough material there to take that much time. There are definitely better museums out there.
  • This was one of the coolest museums we have ever been to! Our guide was super knowledgeable and Mr. Richard was an amazing person ! He started his collection at 4 years old !! 🤩 😮! We learned about Bob (his story made me cry) and got to see all the artifacts and rooms. My mom even got a visit to the dentist ;). If you’re in Montrose, go visit ! You won’t be disappointed!!

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