The Ute Indian Museum is a local history museum in Montrose, Colorado, United States. It is administered by History Colorado (the Colorado Historical Society).Plan to visit Ute Indian Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Montrose attractions using our Montrose planning site.
The museum presents the history of the Ute tribe of Native Americans. It was built in 1956 and expanded in 1998. The museum building is located on the 8.65-acre (3.50 ha) homestead of Chief Ouray (c.1833–1880) and his wife, Chipeta (1843/4–1924). The grounds of the museum include the Chief Ouray Memorial Park, Chipeta's Crypt, and a native plants garden.
Ute Indian Museum Reviews
This was a great and well informed museum. My son and I really enjoyed watching the film on the Utes and exploring the Tipis outside. They also have these amazing FREE summer hands on activity kits... more »
Well worth a visit-lovely facility with many user friendly tech features explaining the often-untold story of the Ute Indians. more »
A must see if you are in the area and have any desire to learn of the original inhabitants of Colorado. Surprised to find out this is actual a state run museum. Kudos to the state for their recognition of the native peoples. Friendly folks at the front register - ask about the military discount (free entry). Excellent displays and numerous artifacts on display. Educational, informative and at times disturbing, as any honest look at Native American history can be. Interesting grounds, including a boardwalk to the river across the street.
I cant give it any less than a perfect rating. So much time has been spent beautifying and instilling historical information into this quaint little Museum and rec. area. It's a tranquil spot that has The Great Spirit flowing through n through!
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