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Ouray Alchemist Museum

533 Main Street, Ouray, CO 81427
+1 970-325-4003
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Absolutely Great

This man can tell you more than a semester college course. His collection is Smithsonian Museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FS1212
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Olathe, Colorado
Great trip through history!

The front of the building is great for starters. But the museum and time machine ride are the real... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
William H
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“the owner” (48 reviews)
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533 Main Street, Ouray, CO 81427
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+1 970-325-4003

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This man can tell you more than a semester college course. His collection is Smithsonian Museum quality, very clean and organized. The mini tour was absolutely great. A must see for anyone associated with drugs, public health, industrial hygiene, etc.

Thank FS1212
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The front of the building is great for starters. But the museum and time machine ride are the real winners. A great trip through the ages of how medicine has gotten to where it is today. Kurt was very entertaining and engaging during the entire...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would have been interesting if had a guided tour of the museum with facts and information, basically you walk in a look around yourself. Staff was not friendly or helpfulMore

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

Hello! When you walk in the door, you are NOT walking into the museum. How can we get this across to people! We do not have staff. My wife and I are the two people that are there to help folks with pharmacy problems like...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a pharmacist, I couldn't leave Ouray without visiting! Tours are held 10am during the summer. Our tour lasted close to 2 hours. As a solo visitor, I joined a group who RSVP-ed. Curt, the owner, tells the history of pharmacy in an interesting way....More

Thank LAB20
OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you to another pharmacist for the great review and to see our collection! It is nice to hear that another professional pharmacist enjoyed and appreciated the tour and the old apothecary bottles and patent medicines. Please come again! I will have even more for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing! I was intrigued when I saw this place and it by FAR exceeded my expectations! The owner (who does the tour/lecture) is funny and has an amazing depth of knowledge! We will be going again next time we visit Ouray!!More

Thank nahla2008
OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad that I could entertain you and keep the audience attention as I get involved in the story. Thank you for writing such an amazing review. I hope to keep it fresh and interesting to those that come to take the tour. God bless,...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Wow, just wow. Unreal collection and stories from the owner, who is donating the whole collection and building once he passes, which hopefully is a long time from now because he is a funny wealth of knowledge. We had an awesome time checking everything out....More

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

Such wonderful thoughts and praise! I will always try to live up to your expectations. We certainly hope to be around for a long time. We indeed hope to donate the collection to an appropriate historical society in the area. History impacts everyone. We must...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017

From the minute you walk in you are greeted with history and a host who exudes passion for alchemy. He possesses a gift for incorporating history, science and humor. We need more places like this in the world!More

Thank bradleykate
OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Kate, It was a special experience to meet you and your sister. I am pleased that you enjoyed the tour and my sense of humor. Not everyone gets me. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the Alchemist with the folks in the Roaring Fork...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017

This pharmacy museum is in the back of "The Alchemist" store on Main Street in Ouray. When you walk in the store, you see a beautiful back wall from an old drug store in Aspen. The museum is behind this wall, unseen unless you book...More

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OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Your response is beyond expected of any one! Thank you for your gracious and detailed review. It inspires me to keep going in a world of chaos and uncertainty. You are right that it is not for young children. They are too easily distracted. Your...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I agree with all the great reviews; can't add a thing but you won't spend $10 ANYWHERE in the world and get a better value for your money or a more valuable use of your time than that spent with Curt. He is the real...More

1  Thank Joe G
OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Greetings from the oasis! I am awed and inspired by your words. My wife and I both agree that it is worth closing the store to give my historic presentation to those that will listen. Follow your dreams! You will find everything that you search...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017

You can tell the properitor really cares about his subject and loves to share. This museum is deducated to the history of medicine.

Thank richard s
OurayAlchemist, Owner at Ouray Alchemist Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you, Richard for taking the time to write a review. We hope that your words will inspire others to stop and see the Alchemist and take our tour.

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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
2 July 2017|
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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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lisamillerboymom
24 June 2016|
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Response from OurayAlchemist | Property representative |
It is $10.00 per person. The tour is customized to your interests and lasts as long as you desire - anywhere from about an hour up to two and 1/2 hours. If you have limited time I can do a shortened version of the tour... More
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