Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center

77 CR 517
Ignacio, CO 81137- Map It
(970) 563-9583

AAA Editor Notes

Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center, 77 CR 517 at jct. US 172 and CR 517, explores the culture and traditions of the Ute people through interactive and multi-sensory exhibits in a 52,000-square-foot facility with striking contemporary architecture. The permanent gallery, History of the Ute People, features exhibits of large photographic curtains, life-size replicas, informative text panels and child friendly interactive displays. Electronic equipment completes the gallery with touch screens and audio-visual presentations, including the multi-screen presentation, “Circle of Life.” Visitors can explore the surrounding property, which features native trees, plants and flowers of special significance to the Ute. A library and archives contains hundreds of recorded oral histories available to visitors. Guided behind-the-scenes tours are available. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Free. Guided tour $15.
Hours: Daily 10-5 (also Thurs. 5-7). Closed tribal holidays. Last tickets sold 1 hour before closing.