Museum of Northwest Colorado, Craig

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#86 of 267 in Museums in Colorado
The Museum of Northwest Colorado is located in downtown Craig, Colorado and is open year round with FREE ADMISSION. It features local, regional and traveling exhibits and is home to the world renowned Cowboy & Gunfighter Collection. The museum is housed in a beautifully restored 90 year old armory complete with an exquisite old stage. The museum also serves as a regional research facility with extensive resources including many primary sources, documents and photographs.

The exceptional Cowboy & Gunfighter Collection represents a fifty year effort by Bill Mackin to gather and preserve fine, old cowboy gear. The guns, gun leather, chaps, spurs, saddles, and other accoutrements now represent one of the world’s finest collections of western Americana.

Other exhibits include the newly installed Locked Horns exhibit, which is a re-creation, with an interactive element, of an actual fight to the death by two mule deer south of Craig.

Other exhibits feature Moffat Road railroad history, the history of the local coal mining industry, and a display of Native American artifacts. Other traveling and special exhibits are on display throughout the year.
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  • The Museum of Northwest Colorado is such a rare gem. The collection of artifacts are both interesting and engaging, displayed in a beautiful way. The descriptions are easy to read and provide enough i...  more »
  • Enjoy the variety in this free museum, fossils, mining, cattle, trains, the Old West, guns and history of locals. Exhibits are well done. Inquisitive children will enjoy most of the displays but they ...  more »
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  • Interesting displays. All the outlaws are covered. The Victory highway which is the National Road, US route 50 has a nice display. Pictures of Craig, Steam Boat, and Hayden from a hundred years ago and now from same location are interesting and unique. Free but would like a donation.
  • This museum has a excellent collection of western artifacts. There are stone arrow heads, pottery of the Freemont, revolvers, art, clothing, and much more. This museum is a great place for learning more about Craig and the American West.

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