Museum of the Mountain West

Staff writer

The Museum of the Mountain West houses a collection of more than 500,000 artifacts from 1850 to 1940, as well as a handful of historic buildings that have been saved from demolition and relocated to the property.

The main museum building houses rooms loaded with artifacts, including a saloon, two doctors’ offices, two dentists’ office, a grocery store, a drug store, a millinery, and a dry goods store. It also has rooms arranged around themes, such as guns, movies and railroads, with related artifacts.

On the six-acre grounds are a handful of historic buildings from the Western Slope, including a one-room schoolhouse, a church, two railroad buildings, a general store, cabins and a carriage works where the boxer Jack Dempsey trained.

Museum of the Mountain West
68169 Miami Rd.
Montrose, CO 81401
970-240-3400
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