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The Anasazi Heritage Center

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Address: 27501 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323-9217
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09:00 - 17:00
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Southwest Colorado's premier archaeological museum, featuring the Ancestral...

Southwest Colorado's premier archaeological museum, featuring the Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi) and other Native American cultures, including two archaeological sites and a research collection of over 3 million artifacts.

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Wonderful museum and nature walk

This is one of the best visitor center museums I've been to! Beautiful and engaging displays about the Ancestral Pueblo people, with lots of hands on fun for the kids like... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best visitor center museums I've been to! Beautiful and engaging displays about the Ancestral Pueblo people, with lots of hands on fun for the kids like microscopes, corn grinding rocks, weaving looms, and artifacts that can be touched, plus a junior ranger program. A 1 mile up and back nature walk leads to a Pueblo... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited last fall on our way to Tucson.and experienced the exhibit on Native American baskets. I make pine needle baskets and appreciated stumbling on this exhibit. We are now headed back north and i wanted to see the exhibit again, especially the video on how the prepare the basket materials. The exhibit was changed in February... More 

Thank Tracy B
Kingston, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small and relatively new Center is really quite wonderful. You can easily spend two hours in the museum. We came back for a second visit within two days to see all of the exhibits.There are two pueblo ruins, one very small site at the entrance and another one up 1/4 mile walk on a paved path with a very... More 

Thank TrattoriaTester
Dolores, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full disclosure, I live near Anasazi Heritage Center and I visit there a lot. This is one of the best places in the 4 Corners area to learn about the Anasazi, or as they are more often called nowadays, the "Ancestral Puebloans". There are excellent displays explaining the evolution from pit houses to pueblo dwellings, lots of artifacts, and some... More 

Thank Stephen F
Grand Junction, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Anasazi were a brilliant, star-gazing Southwestern people who have left monumental structures, stunning artifacts, amazing rock art and mysterious connections to their world. The Anasazi were Pre-Columbian travelers and traders. We have not yet pieced together the why part of their story. The Center presents some of that story to let us peek into a bit of the Anasazi... More 

Thank rob2269
Lake City, CO
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful museum with educational, interesting, and interactive exhibits. Nice grounds, good information, friendly staff.

Thank jplinsey
Dolores, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

If you're in the Cortez-Dolores area the Anasazi Heritage Center is a must see. The main gallery of the museum has wonderful hands-on activities, excellent interpretive information on the Ancestral Pueblo People of the region, as well as wonderfully preserved artifact collections. They do a great job of interpreting the cultural heritage of this region and the facility itself is... More 

Thank Alex P
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We visited again after a number of years and saw lots of interesting new things as well as exhibits that we remembered. It has a really good history of the native-peoples including arrowheads from their first incursion int the Americas to "recent" ones. The pottery displays showing the evolution of pottery in the Americas, particularly the 4-Corners, was also nice.... More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome you can learn alot about the local area, not just native peoples. They had a basket display that was breath taking. They have a trail were you can visit a ruin. Views are amazing.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

There were lots of interactive exhibits (weaving, using a Mano and metate to grind corn, videos, etc) for the kids. Lots of informative things for adults. A special exhibit gave me an appreciation for the skill needed for basket weaving. We stayed to watch the two movies shown on request and then we walked the snow packed trail up to... More 

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