Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center, 503 Ouray Dr., 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.