Museum of the West

Staff writer

At the Museum of the West, visitors are able to explore history, from riding a stagecoach to flying a 1958 Cessna to going underground in a uranium mine to walking the streets of Grand Junction in the 1880s to cranking the siren on a restored 1921 LaFrance fire truck.

The museum also offers interactive sound and exhibit stations that do such things as teaching the Ute language and checking weather conditions.

Collections include rock art panels from the Fremont and Ute tribes, treasures from the 1741 wreck of a Spanish merchant ship, pottery from the Anazasi and firearms formerly owned by Chief Ouray, Buffalo Bill, the Butch Cassidy Gang and Kit Carson.

Museum of the West
462 Ute Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 242-0971