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Telluride Historical Museum

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Address: 201 West Gregory Avenue, Telluride, CO 81435
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+1 970-728-3344
11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

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Fascinating and Interesting

Much more here than meets the eye from outside. Great outdoor displays bring the mining operations alive. Lots of displays and info inside--give yourself twice as much time as you... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Paul W
Arlington, Texas
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Arlington, Texas
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Much more here than meets the eye from outside. Great outdoor displays bring the mining operations alive. Lots of displays and info inside--give yourself twice as much time as you thought. Begins with the first peoples here and comprehensively works through to the present, with lots of cool artifacts. Great for all ages. Open late Thursdays.

Thank Paul W
Colorado Springs, CO
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58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Chock full of history and beautiful exhibits. Well worth the walk up the hill and the $5 entry fee. The receptionist was very helpful.

Thank Skiahlc
Davidson, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The exhibits are well done and very informative. I'm glad I took the time to learn more about this remarkable town.

Thank karenB3725PX
Boulder, Colorado
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We were in Telluride mainly to view Fall color. That was a little bit disappointing because we were a bit late -- too many leaves had fallen. So, we decided to visit the museum, not expecting much. But it proved well designed and very interesting, including a long, interesting video with longtime residents talking about the drastic changes in the... More 

1 Thank Cognitive_Scientist
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Great visit, we had our kids with us 12 and 15 they both enjoyed it, the lady at the desk was knowledgeable and helpful she explained so many interesting things to us and gave my kids a quiz sheet to fill they loved that and it made them pay more attention and read everything! Definitely worth a visit!

1 Thank momonthego75
Phoenix, Arizona
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130 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

A good review of the Telluride area, mining, gambling and red light area. Covers the medical, the freighters and the madams. Also a good explanation of the fight between Edison's DC electricity and Tesla's AC. Outside is an exhibit of mining equipment

1 Thank Sue S
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

In a compact space , the history of Telluride and how it came to be is explained and shown in great collections

Thank rgpsap
Indianapolis, Indiana
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242 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

A good historical museum with lots of interesting stories of early Telluride - from Madams to Mountain Men and every thing in-between. Who knew this was the first true AC electrified town in the USA!

Thank NewillDB
Denver, Colorado
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99 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great little museum to get an understanding of Telluride's beginnings, the mining industry and what life was like in the early years. Lot's of fun facts posted around the museum. Great exhibits.

Thank MElkinsCO
Savannah, Missouri
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129 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The museum is on two stories of the building that once served as a hospital. It has many pictures and lots of text telling about life in 19th and 20th century Telluride. There are several artifacts as well as some interactive exhibits to compliment the photos and printed information. One interesting display covers Westinghouse development of the power plant near... More 

1 Thank Harold J

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