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Ouray County Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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History makes everything better!

This is a great museum! You can really enhance your visit to any area by learning some of its... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
scampingduo
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Minnesota
Worth seeing, was a hospital once

This once was an old hospital. Now turned into an amazing museum. 3 levels with a great video... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
abqkelli
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“hope diamond”(5 reviews)
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420 Sixth Ave, Ouray, CO 81427
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum! You can really enhance your visit to any area by learning some of its history. Ouray is FULL of history! We learned all about mining and minerals, famous ranches, a connection to the Hope diamond, and much more in the...More

Thank scampingduo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This once was an old hospital. Now turned into an amazing museum. 3 levels with a great video about the curse of the Hope diamond since it was once owned by a resident of Ouray. An amazing collection of colorful mineral rocks. Including a room...More

Thank abqkelli
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kind of an interesting collection of old Ouray related stuff, divided loosely into themed areas covering the use of the house as a hospital, the history of Ouray, and the mining history and process. There are a lot of objects - probably too many. The...More

Thank HappyAsheville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited based on TA reviews and were not disappointed. Set in the old miner's hospital, it's three floors and so many exhibit rooms including a mine simulation in the basement. Don't miss the florescent minerals in the basement. The medical/dental exhibits are sufficiently creepy...More

Thank cdfrosty
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We just happened to "stumble" on this museum while walking the town. Shows history, settlement, mining, up to the current day. Great exhibits.

Thank Gregory B
Reviewed 30 August 2018

There are so many rooms and items to look at, it was difficult to take it all in during our short visit. Hope to return someday. Extensive mineral collection.

Thank wsjgr
Reviewed 4 August 2018

For a small town a place you must not miss A great history for there town!!! It closes at 4:30 so get there early!!

Thank Balko_Gary
Donald P, Curator at Ouray County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you so much Gary! We appreciate your time and review! And we are especially happy that you were able to take a good long long at our incomparable history in Ouray County!

Reviewed 15 July 2018

We read the other reviews and they were right - this humble mountain town museum is impressive and quite informative. Set in an old hospital building, there are 3 total floors. Each original hospital room contains a different subject and/or time. You can choose which...More

2  Thank TamiTam
Reviewed 23 June 2018

I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of exhibits in the three-floor museum and there should be something for anyone interested in the area's colorful history. The museum provides wonderful historical context for every relevant aspect of Ouray: mining, postal history, health care in the...More

1  Thank bhlmkh
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The museum was very hot and not ventilated. The staff was not friendly. The items were interesting, but we couldn't take our time because of the temperature.

Thank candyboyd123
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Admission: $7.00 adults, $3.00 Youth (6-15), and children under 6 free
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