Ouray Museums

Ouray County Museums Offer History and Fun

Mining, Ranching and Railroads! Ouray County is filled with stories! Although the images of miners are prevalent, the history of Ouray County extends far beyond. Originally develpoed as a junction for the Denver Rio Grande Railroad, Ridgway soon turned to ranching and farming to become a prosperous community despite the closure of the rails. Movies like True Grit …

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If You Visit ANY County Museum, Make it the Ouray County Museum!

The Ouray County Museum is a treasure of memorabilia from the last 150 years of Colorado history.  It has 27 rooms on display including a replica of an old mine, a blacksmith shop, a mineral collection, an old jail cell and many others.  It also includes countless historical photos from its rich archive along the walls and …

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