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Southwest Colorado Sights

Ute Indian Museum

  • 17253 Chipeta Rd. Map It
  • Montrose

Updated 10/01/2013

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If you're interested in the lives of the region's original residents, stop by the excellent Ute Indian Museum, 3 miles south of town. The museum contains several dioramas and the most comprehensive collection of Ute materials and artifacts in Colorado. It's housed in the 1956 homestead of Ute Chief Ouray and his wife, Chipeta. Today, the complex includes the Chief Ouray Memorial Park, Chipeta's Crypt, a native plants garden, picnic areas, and shaded paths linked to the city-wide walking trail.

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17253 Chipeta Rd., Montrose, Colorado, 81401, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $4.50
  • July–Oct, Mon.–Sat. 9–4:30, Sun. 11–4:30; Nov.–Dec., Mon.–Sat. 9–4:30; Jan.–June, Tues.–Sat. 9–4

Updated 10/01/2013


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