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Gunnison Pioneer Museum

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Lots to see!

Tons of antiques and interesting items! Not just a pioneer museum! Our favorite was the old... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Candice J
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Worth seeing

Many old buildings, like several other places, but a couple of unique ones. There was a very old... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Denver, Colorado
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 October 2012

Captain John W. Gunnison entered this area of Colorado in 1853, heading an exploratory expedition. He found the area "agreeable and exhilarating..." Shortly afterwards, the expedition passed into Utah, where they were killed by the Utes. Gunnison Pioneer museum takes good three to four hours...More

6  Thank Oliver S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 March 2008

As museums go it falls in the middle for me. They had several buildings to tour and one main building with lots of artifacts and history objects of different eras. When we went in 6/07 they only took cash or check no debit/credit cards so...More

4  Thank hatchpal4u
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Tons of antiques and interesting items! Not just a pioneer museum! Our favorite was the old schoolhouse! They have a huge building full of antique cars!

1  Thank Candice J
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Many old buildings, like several other places, but a couple of unique ones. There was a very old post office and an old school building with a tower. Very good car collections.

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Reviewed 1 September 2018

If you have an interest in history of the pioneer this is quite a museum. Great for train history and car history buffs too. Only $10 for adults to get in and is well worth it.

Thank CHERYL9853
Reviewed 24 August 2018

The admission charge was $10 - well worth it. There is something for everyone on display - and items are clearly marked. Plan on spending at least one or two hours here.

Thank MJGoldfarb
Reviewed 7 August 2018

So much to see! Plan on spending at least two hours here if you want to see things. There is a main house with displays throughout of clothing, household, guns, arrowheads, paintings and more. Then travel outside to each building to experience a schoolhouse, military,...More

Thank Sandy O
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Something for everyone-trains,cars,mining,ranching,phones,sewing machines,photography,wow. Dedicated staff, best money spent on trip to Gunnison. Young or Old it won't disappoint!

Thank dumptank50
Reviewed 29 July 2018

If you are into antique cars, this place is for you. I thought I would learn more about the local history and stories.

Thank bonnietoland
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We were amazed to find a hidden gem in Gunnison, so many buildings full of historic items. We only had an hour, but tried to take as much in as possible. To fully enjoy this museum you need to spend several hours.

Thank leafee
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We stumbled onto this “gold mine” of a museum as we were headed out of Gunnison. What a great afternoon we had there. The range of displays is phenomenal. It was well named by a prior reviewer: the Smithsonian of the West!

1  Thank smithchristya
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We had researched this place before we came and knew it cost $10 each to enter. On the first day we looked around for 1 1/2 hours and hardly touched the surface. They gave us tickets to return for the next 3 days and we...More

Thank HalesowenStel
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Linda B
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Response from Dennis B | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $10 for adults and $3 for kids. I don't remember the ages considered kids.