The mission of the Museum of the Mountain West (MMW) is to educate children and adults in the history and culture of the American West through the collecting, historic preservation, stewardship, restoration, and display of historical buildings and artifacts. Museum tours help us meet our mission.
Guided and self-guided.
Guided tours are guided by trained docents so that your experience is enjoyable and educational. Allow 90 minutes for a complete tour. You will experience what it was like to live in western Colorado in the 1840s through the 1940s.
Group over 8 people, please call ahead and make a reservation if you want a guided tour. Can’t always guarantee we will have a tour guide available unless it’s pre-paid reservation for 8 or more people and we take your credit card over the phone. Otherwise, all docent-guided tours are first come first served.
To schedule tours for groups of 15 or more please contact the Museum via email or call (970) 240-3400. We are also a pet friendly establishment. Pets MUST be on leash at all times and well behaved. You will need to pick up after your pet.
Tour fees are a tax-free, non-refundable donation to our 501C3 organization..
We are open all major holidays with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
The Museum is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 50 and East Miami Road approximately two miles east of Montrose, Colorado. The main entrance is on Miami, at 68169 E. Miami Road. Turn in at the Museum sign and park in front of the large metal building to your left when you enter the grounds. Map.
ALL ticketed and fee-based events – please pay in the office (in the Gift Shop) with cash or credit card) when you arrive for a tour. Questions, information, call 970-240-3400.
We are a 501c3 organization, sustained by donations and tours, Thank you for your contributions!
The Museum of the Mountain West welcomes school groups of 10 or more children. Contact Darcie, 970-240-3400 to book a school group tour.
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