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Ute Indian Museum

17253 Chipeta Rd, Montrose, CO 81403-4748
+1 970-249-3098
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Renovated and expanded; wonderful museum.

Hadn't been here in many years, was quite surprised at the upgrade in the facility and collection... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boulder, Colorado
via mobile
Local Native American history

Easy 1-2 hour walk through museum detailing history and artifacts of the Native Americans... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert P
Overland Park, Kansas
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“bear dance” (11 reviews)
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17253 Chipeta Rd, Montrose, CO 81403-4748
+1 970-249-3098
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hadn't been here in many years, was quite surprised at the upgrade in the facility and collection. This is a must stop for Montrose, to learn the history and culture of the Ute Indians. Very nice little gift shop too. Current display of mountain lions....More

Thank MaroonBells14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy 1-2 hour walk through museum detailing history and artifacts of the Native Americans especially local connections. Located on pleasant grounds south edge of Montrose, if you're in the area well worth the time

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum completed a large rennovation and reopened in June 2017. The Ute native american tribes made their homeland in the areas of Montrose, Ouray, and surrounding. Most local scenery carries Ute namesake. This museum is well supported by the tribe and does a phenomenal...More

Thank Charles V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As others have noted, it is a small museum. It has recently been redone. The exhibits are very well done and provide a lot of detail on the Utes, past and present. I learned quite a lot. Be sure to view the interactive displays. The...More

Thank ciezie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great layout! Very informative! Was a very nice museum that ranks up with a lot bigger museums. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank pbhuey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed taking our daughters family including her two teens to the Ute Museum. They loved learning about the bear dance. The artifacts were wonderful and the presentations very well done. We have a membership and enjoy taking guests. Stresses the culture and contributions of...More

Thank Charles T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good education about the Ute Indian tribe. If you are in Montrose you should make this part of your visit and things to do.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Never having seen the former version I cannot compare them, but this is a beautiful space, which tells the story of the Nuu-ci with great sensitivity and respect. A wonderful collection of artifacts, but don't just look at these, take the time to listen to...More

1  Thank KB6CLA
Reviewed 28 June 2017

First of all, this was only $6 for two of us (with a AAA card discount). Hard to go wrong at this price. But beyond that, this place offers a really good quick education about the history of the Ute peoples in the southwest. In...More

1  Thank Trainman334
Reviewed 24 June 2017

After we visited the Ute ancestral lands in Mesa Verde National Park, this museum was a perfect complement, providing in depth information and unique artifacts illustrating Ute history and culture. Fascinating video interviews with Ute leaders. Beautifully preserved textiles and beadwork. The museum also serves...More

Thank hlaurence
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janis c
11 July 2017|
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Response from Hans J | Reviewed this property |
The Ute Museum just went through a complete renovation so if you were looking to have them displayed at the present, could be questionable. I can't speak for the Museum as I have no connection to them but seeing the... More