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Housed in the town's former hospital, the Telluride Historical Museum recounts the area's exciting history, from its gold-mining days to the development of the world-renowned Telluride Ski Resort. Visitors can also learn about the region's relationship with the Ute Native American tribe, the town's geological past and the man known as "The Pathfinder of the San Juans," Otto Mears.
Previous visitors said the Telluride Historical Museum is a must-see for history buffs thanks to its informative displays and easy-to-understand layout. Several past museumgoers also raved about the property's friendly staff and convenient location in downtown Telluride, although one traveler cautioned that the attraction's second floor exhibits are not wheelchair accessible.
The Telluride Historical Museum is open between Tuesday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays. During the summer, the property is also open on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays between 1 and 5 p.m. Admission costs $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students ages 6 to 17. Children 5 and younger get in for free. All ticketholders have access to the museum's exhibits, restrooms and a gift shop.
The property sits within walking distance of Town Park and multiple hiking trails, but for those who decide to drive, four free parking spaces are available by the museum. Additionally, the complimentary gondola's Telluride station can be found a half-mile south. For additional details about exhibits, special events and more, visit the Telluride Historical Museum's website.
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