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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.
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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. 
    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... 
    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 »
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  • Nice! So much history and the craftsmanship is astounding from spurs to saddles to beadwork. The wildlife artwork is striking. Imagine reading your newspaper in London and seeing beautiful line drawings of bison, elk and bears!
  • There is SO MUCH history in this museum! Very informative, helpful,staff also. And the collections are awesome! Great place to spend a couple of hours!

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