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Grand Junction - Museum Of Western Colorado


About Us

The Museum of Western Colorado is headquartered in Grand Junction and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. We have several major facilities: The Museum of the West, Cross Orchards Historic Farm, Dinosaur Journey, History Museum/ Smith Educational Tower and the Whitman Education Center. The Loyd Files Research Library and the administrative offices are located in the Museum of the West. Riggs Hill, Dinosaur Hill and the Rabbit Valley Research Natural Area are the Museum’s outdoor sites.

In addition, the Museum of Western Colorado offers summer Dinosaur Excavations for youngsters and their families in the dinosaur-rich Morrison Formation near Fruita, Colorado. We are also home of the Western Investigations Team, solving some of the West's most interesting mysteries and questions.


Jeff B

Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
I'd have given it more stars but it is a bit small and a bunch of Colorado's history has been omitted I think due to that. BUT, they have some great history of the Utes and NA tribes of the area in general. There is an awesome collection of weaving bowls and pottery including some really rare pots/cauldrons. I was hoping for more mining stuff but a bunch on the Spanish exploration was included. My favorite was a collection of early metallic cartridge guns including colt army and an early Henry repeater. It is only $7 for an adult and if you like history you will find something there to make it money well spent.

Dan Mento

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Very interesting experience. Had the history of the area from old civilizations to the modern day. Old weaponry, pottery. A few exhibits with "hands on" allowed. A tower that you can take an elevator up to and see a view of the whole Grand Junction Valley. A must-see!!!

Paul Wellman

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018
The tower is worth the price of admission all by itself. Best view of the whole valley from right downtown. When the elevator door opens behind you and you turn around, the National Monument greets you in all its glory, breathtaking, then its 360 degrees of awesomeness. I was a little disappointed there were no exhibits describing the first settlers in the area but all in all it was a great experience.

Merrideth Sieckert

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018
I had to drag my grandson and grand daughter out the door when it was time to go! They loved every exhibit and couldn't wait to get to next one. Of course going up the the Tower is a special treat!

Randy Cherokee

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Im pasqua yaqui chief great place Whit mann park cool hippys lol all apache land not white i

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