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Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum

27501 Hwy 184, Dolores, Colorado 81323 USA

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“rich Coloroado history”

The Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museumr is a museum that interprets the amazing history and diverse culture of the Four Corners region. The center offers films, hands-on discovery area and permanent exhibits which all explore archaeology, local history and Pueblo, Ute and Navajo life ways. From the Center is a paved trail that gives guests access to the Escalante and Dominguez Ruins. The Center offers many special exhibits along with lectures, demonstrations and special events. The Anasazi Heritage Center is home to over two million artifacts from southwest Colorado. The Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum offers a wide variety of activities. Take the 1/2 mile nature trail to Excalante Pueblo and get a breath taking view of Mesa Verde, McPhee Reservoir, Four Corners and more. Grind corn, weave on a loom, use microscoptes and touch real artifacts. View amazing pithouse replicas, films and exhibits. The Center also has a unique archaeology computer program allowing guest to become an archaeologist. Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum is located right outside Dolores Colorado and only 17 miles from Mesa Verde.

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Tracy M.

Name has been changed to BLM - Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum. A must see. Open Thurs thru Sat. Read more

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Susan L.

But they are closed for stabilization work so hopefully the history and host workshops will be open again soon Read more

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Daniel S.

A must see museum. We spent a couple of hours. Beautiful examples of Native American objects. We felt like we learned a lot. And a lovely building and helpful folks. Ask them to put together a... Read more

Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum

27501 Hwy 184
Dolores, Colorado
81323 USA
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Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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