Earning a place on True West magazine's "2018 Editor's List of 15 Museums Not to Miss" provides 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 500,000 artifacts from the golden years of the Mountain West from 1880 to 1930 is displayed in store and office settings 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.
Come and spend a fun-filled, leisurely day learning more about this wonderful area in beautiful Western Colorado.