• Black Canyon National Park's East Portal Road will be closed for the 2021 season • Morrow Point Boat Tours will not be offered during the 2021 season • Roadwork in Little Blue Canyon, on Hwy 50 east of Montrose, will cause significant delays on weekdays

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Museum of the Mountain West

True West Magazine celebrates this museum as the "2021 Best Preserved Re-Created Pioneer Town" and it made the "2018 Editor's List of 15 Museums Not to Miss" providing good reason to put the Museum of the Mountain West on your list of "must do" activities during your time in Montrose. 

An impressive inventory of historic buildings and 500,000 artifacts, preserved from the golden years of the Mountain West, are displayed for visitors to experience at the museum. 

Housed in the 10,000 square foot main building is a historic post office, doctor's and dentist's offices, drug store, saloon, dry goods store, and many more fascinating displays from our past. From the 1913 German Lutheran Church to the 1890 school to the 1882 Denver & Rio Grande Railroad section house, you will be captivated at life as it was over a century ago. 

Most exceptional among the museum's attributes are the knowledgeable docents who guide all tours, offering an experiential taste of what it was like to live in Western Colorado in the early days. If you're lucky, you may run into the museum's founder, Richard Fike, who began collecting at the age of four and was crowned True West Magazine's "Best Western History Collector" in 2021.

Come and spend a fun-filled, leisurely day learning more about this wonderful area in beautiful Western Colorado.

Museum of the Mountain West

68169 Miami Road
Ph: 970-240-3400


8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Email us or call to schedule tours for groups of 15 or more.


2-hour guided tour for individuals: $15
2-hour guided tour with two or more people: $12.50 each
Self-guided tour inside and outside: $10 each
Self-guided tour just the outside: $7.50 each
Kids 6-18: $5 each
Under 6: Free


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