Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center, Ignacio

#102 of 267 in Museums in Colorado
In our permanent gallery you can...

Explore early rock art left behind by the first Utes.

Stroll through a camp scene reminiscent of days when the Utes roamed freely over their beloved mountains.

Investigate the turmoil and anguish as the Ute people were placed on reservations and boarding schools.

Finally, take a look into how the modern Utes have transformed themselves into one of the most industrious tribes in America.

In this outstanding interactive exhibit space, words, sounds, images and priceless artifacts bring history vividly to life. Tribal members have loaned many of the artifacts and many are on view to the public for the very first time.
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  • This cultural center and museum is excellent; truly one of the best native american cultural centers in the Southwest. We were thoroughly impressed with their art displays, history museum, photograph ...  more »
  • The Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center is about a 30 minute drive from Durango, but well worth the trip. The architecture is stunning and the interior design and layout of the exhibits make the s...  more »
  • Wonderful architecture, friendly knowledgeable staff & very interesting exhibits. Well worth seeing!
  • Great information about the Ute tribe. We stole everything from them except their will to survive. Shame on us.

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