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Ute Indian Museum, Montrose

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The Ute Indian Museum is a local history museum in Montrose, Colorado, United States. It is administered by History Colorado (the Colorado Historical Society).

The museum presents the history of the Ute tribe of Native Americans. It was built in 1956 and expanded in 1998. The museum building is located on the 8.65-acre (3.50 ha) homestead of Chief Ouray (c.1833–1880) and his wife, Chipeta (1843/4–1924). The grounds of the museum include the Chief Ouray Memorial Park, Chipeta's Crypt, and a native plants garden.

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  • My husband and I were so excited about stopping at the Ute Museum on our Colorado Road Trip. But, when we arrived and started exploring, we realized it was much smaller than anticipated. They have...  more »
  • Inside are displays and videos about the Ute Indians. After viewing the many artfully done displays I really felt like I understood the Ute history, background, and way of life. Outside is grave of....  more »
  • A must see if you are in the area and have any desire to learn of the original inhabitants of Colorado. Surprised to find out this is actual a state run museum. Kudos to the state for their recognition of the native peoples. Friendly folks at the front register - ask about the military discount (free entry). Excellent displays and numerous artifacts on display. Educational, informative and at times disturbing, as any honest look at Native American history can be. Interesting grounds, including a boardwalk to the river across the street.
  • I cant give it any less than a perfect rating. So much time has been spent beautifying and instilling historical information into this quaint little Museum and rec. area. It's a tranquil spot that has The Great Spirit flowing through n through!
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