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Museum of Northwest Colorado, Craig

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The Museum of Northwest Colorado, located in Craig, Colorado, was established in 1964 as the Moffat County Museum to house artifacts and preserve legends of the Old West.

The museum features a large, nationally recognized cowboy gear collection, that includes rare Winchesters, Colts, chaps, spurs, saddles, gun leather, and other artifacts. The Moffat Road Railroad Display features photos and memorabilia about the Denver, Northwestern & Pacific Railway, founded by David Moffat. Other exhibits include American outlaw Harry Tracy and includes his actual gun rig, Ann Basset along with her original spurs, African American cowboy Isam Dart who was murdered by Tom Horn etc. Also included are displays regarding mining, ranching and pioneer artifacts, rocks and fossils including a large dinosaur footprint and bones, and period historic room displays.

Originally housed in the Moffat County Courthouse, the museum opened in the former Colorado State Armory in 1991.
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  • What a great museum. Very friendly staff. A wonderful collection of the Old West. An incredible display of authentic art and western gear.  more »
  • Don't let the fact that it's free fool you. This is a marvelous museum that deserves more time than we had allotted. The layout is spacious, allowing visitors to wander freely among a variety of...  more »
  • This is a great museum to spend time in. Lots of history about cowboys, outlaws, guns and everything western. Well mantained. Everywhere you look there is something interesting to see. Three floors worth seeing and for just a donation? It was great. Will be back.
  • Such a great and fun place to visit. All my kids love visiting. Great people and exhibits are well taken care of.

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