191 5th Ave
Ouray, CO 81427
Phone: (970) 325-7203
Fax: (970) 325-4389
Arts & Museums
The Ouray County Museum was established by the Ouray County Historical society 1971 on the site of St. Joeseph's Miners' Hospital. The museum traces the history of mining, ranching and railroading in Ouray. Their collection of exhibits include artifacts from the early days of Ouray.
The Telluride Historical Museum keeps the rich and colorful history of the region alive through exhibits and programs. Interactive exhibits highlight San Juan geological, Ute Indian, Colorado boom-town, hard rock mining, alternating current electricity and railroad histories of the area. The free outdoor mining exhibit features a mine adit, tram, ore cars and assaying displays. Summer activities include gold panning, walking tours and hikes into history. Winter activities include historical ski tours.
Normally open from the end of May through the end of August, the Hinsdale County Museum contains artifacts that give you an opportunity to take a look into Lake City's past.