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.
Museum of the Mountain West reviews
10/5 stars recommend!! This was such an informative and amazing collection/museum. You learn so much and it’s truly amazing to see what the owner has collected over the years. Our guide, really... more »
Entertaining, authentic and full of details. Staff very helpful and always ready to give you insights on the exhibition. more »
We had a volunteer appreciation event here today. The tour was amazing and the staff and volunteers very gracious. Highly recommend.
Richard, the director, was super knowledgeable and has amassed quite a collection! We spent two hours, only because that's all the time we had. We could have doubled that.! The indoor "city" was a great re-creation of a wide variety of buildings (e.g. bar, apothecary, mercantile), and our tour guide made it both fun and interesting! Our family would definitely return! Butch Casidy's chaps, Chief Sitting Bull's headdress, and many, many other items you would not find anywhere else.
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