Museum of the West, Grand Junction

Science Museum · Hidden Gem · History Museum
With 3 museums, a research library, and 3 paleontology sites, the Museums of Western Colorado is the largest museum complex between Salt Lake City and Denver.

Please visit our site pages for more information and each site's hours.

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Museum of the West and Loyd Files Research Library

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  • Great place to learn the history of Grand Junction and Colorado. Clean, well laid out, artifacts set in authentic setting. The receptionist is helpful and so friendly. Great place for kids and...  more »
  • Interesting small museum, with easy access and easy parking. It covers mostly the history of Grand Junction, as you would expect.  more »
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  • A fascinating place really. Lot's of interesting stuff about the west, even for the kids. I am not American, I am from the mining areas of South Wales UK, and only knew about Western US from what I saw on TV. This museum brought it all to life, we were in there a long time as there was so many interesting things to see and read about. You should go!
  • It was a very interesting museum. Very nicely laid out with history of Grand Junction and the area. A good stop for a couple of hours.

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