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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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  • Lots of artifacts as in 70,000, but with little identifying signage of even the barest explanation. Take a self-guided tour of store fronts and go inside open buildings for $10 or a long guided tour....  more »
  • We had a fantastic time, and the tour guide was fun and knowledgeable. We spent close to two hours on the tour. There are so many old buildings and classic items mixed with all the strange and...  more »
  • We had a volunteer appreciation event here today. The tour was amazing and the staff and volunteers very gracious. Highly recommend.
  • Richard, the director, was super knowledgeable and has amassed quite a collection! We spent two hours, only because that's all the time we had. We could have doubled that.! The indoor "city" was a great re-creation of a wide variety of buildings (e.g. bar, apothecary, mercantile), and our tour guide made it both fun and interesting! Our family would definitely return! Butch Casidy's chaps, Chief Sitting Bull's headdress, and many, many other items you would not find anywhere else.
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