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The Museum of the Mountain West is a history museum off U.S. Route 50 in Montrose, Colorado. It includes a collection of historic log cabins, Western town stores, and other historic buildings which have been moved to the site.Discover how to plan a Montrose trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
The museum was listed on the Colorado state register of historic properties in 2018.
The museum also owns a historic carriage shop, not on the same site, where eventual champion boxer Jack Dempsey trained.
It is located at 68191 E. Miami Road, bordering on U.S. Route 50, 3.9 miles (6.3 km) east of the center of downtown Montrose.
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What a spectacular place! An amazing personal collection of historical memorabilia, meticulously displayed, to transport you back in time. As a lover of history, this place was a great find...
What a spectacular place! An amazing personal collection of historical memorabilia, meticulously displayed, to transport you back in time. As a lover of history, this place was a great find... more »
To say that this is a museum would be an understatement - This is actually a magical place that would transport you back in time. Each building has a story and our guide Steve did a wonderful job of..... more
To say that this is a museum would be an understatement - This is actually a magical place that would transport you back in time. Each building has a story and our guide Steve did a wonderful job of..... more »
We've gone once a year as we've been able, and there is always something new to see. Knowledgeable and friendly guides, with the option to not take the guided tour as well. This collection is fantastic and you can miss something easily, so multiple trips is really what it takes to get a true appreciation for what's been amassed. Original buildings that have been moved, etc. Great trip for kids and adults alike.
We have traveled this nation extensively and we love to visit museums. This is one of the most extensive and complete collections of Western America we have seen. The buildings, artifacts, knowledgeable and kind guides and learning environment is incredible. Our children were just as enthralled as we were by the wide variety of antiques and history lessons. We are big history buffs, but learned and saw so much! This is a absolute must-see stop! Worth a trip to Montrose simply for this museum alone. We feel lucky we “stumbled” upon it!
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