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Ouray Alchemist Museum

533 Main Street, Ouray, CO 81427
+1 970-325-4003
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Our favorite activity in Ouray!

We happened to run into Curtis in front of his store one evening. He was very flexible and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mle2114
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Natchez, Mississippi
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Awsome Place

We had a great time.Amazing collection,and great history lesson.Defiantly worth the trip.We LOVE... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Aaron F
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“the owner” (51 reviews)
“his passion” (12 reviews)
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533 Main Street, Ouray, CO 81427
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We happened to run into Curtis in front of his store one evening. He was very flexible and accommodating and offered a tour for the next morning. It was amazing! Curtis is equal parts storyteller, historian and collector. The history and museum were completely fascinating,...More

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Zippity-do-dah-yeah! What a wonderful experience on both sides of the equation! It just goes to show you that you never know what is on the other side of the door with the stained glass window at the Alchemist until you walk through. Thank you for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time.Amazing collection,and great history lesson.Defiantly worth the trip.We LOVE the Alchemist and want to win the GOLDEN TICKET.Thank you for the fun time. The Frazier family!!More

Thank Aaron F
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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there fun Frazier family! I am very appreciative of your review. I enjoyed meeting all of you, The Alchemist rarely sleeps because he is always seeking knowledge. Keep reaching for the GOLDEN TICKET for it is in your heart if you want it. Best...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Time traveling with Curtis as my guide was an absolute pleasure! His love for alchemy was evident as soon as I opened the front door and saw the ornate wooden museum entrance, originally from the Aspen Drugstore, circa 1888. What made the tour so unique...More

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Hello and thank you! I grew up with the expression "you have moxie" and definitely you have that! I am glad that you enjoyed my short presentation and want to return for more. I just received your wonderful bottle and alchemy cures which I am...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

It was pleasant and very eye opening, also the proprietor of the museum helped fill in gaps some of the gaps from learning about our particular history. Also learned that I had a Snake oil salesman in my family.More

Thank Raymond B
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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Dear snake oil salesman...what have you been up to. The world of pharmacy as changed so much in the past 50 year.as time marches on. I am sure the future will change things much faster than in the past. But the past in so unique...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Tons of interesing information and really neat artifacts. Eric, the one presenting all the information, was extremely knowledgeable and was really passionate about what he was talking to us about.

Thank Andrew R
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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

I am not Eric....I am Curtis, but thank you anyway!

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Went to this museum for a flip trip with my Pharmacy program class. It was very interesting and fun to learn! It was cool how excited Kirt was about what he loved to do and how much knowledge he had. I would recommend even if...More

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for your enthusiastic response!

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

lots of cool stuff to see. the man is nice. i had fun. super cool town. tiny little shop. he is very knowledgeable.

Thank TONIA R
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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Yes, there is a lot to learn at the Ouray Alchemist. Thank you for taking the tour.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Was a really cool field trip. I liked seeing the history of pharmacy. I really loved all of the pretty artifacts and rocks. The presentation was really interesting as well.

Thank JULISA C
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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Hi pharmacy technician student! Thank you for your great review.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Great collection of antiques and curios, cool info during the presentation. Kurt is very knowledgeable in the history of pharmacology and you can see is still enthusiastic about sharing his stories even after many years of following his passion.

Thank SEAN G
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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Yes, I am a dinosaur when it comes to pharmacy history. Those of us who have the knowledge and expertise must keep on sharing the message and history. T-rex

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

I really liked going to the Ouray Alchemist Museum. Curt has a wonderful collection of all things pharmacy and beyond. And it’s interesting to watch him get excited telling the stories of these things. He is very knowledgeable and keeps trying to learn more. I...More

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Sandy, Yes. Those interested in the history of pharmacy will love experiencing the Ouray Alchemist! Thank you, Curt

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Mandy D
14 May 2018|
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Response from OurayAlchemist | Property representative |
Would June 26th at 1:30 work for your team? If so, let me know and I'll need your phone in case of an emergency. Thank you, Curt
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Leah M
7 September 2017|
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Response from OurayAlchemist | Property representative |
Leah, Since it is after Labor Day, I am usually there from 10 am to 4 pm. Tours are given at 10 am. Sometimes a second tour will be given at 1 pm. It is really best to call ahead to schedule the tour, especially... More
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Molliearlene
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Response from Patty B | Reviewed this property |
It is a one level museum. Don't remember if there is a small step into the building.
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