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Southern Ute Museum

Hours of Operation:

Open 7 Days A Week
Sunday – Saturday 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Free Admission


Southern Ute Museum
503 Ouray Drive
Ignacio, CO 81137




2018 Calendar:

CLOSED January 1 – New Year’s Eve Day

Open January 15 – Martin Luther King Day

Open February 19 – President’s Day

Open May 28 – Memorial Day

Open July 4 – Independence Day

Open September 3 – Labor Day

Open November 12 – Veteran’s Day

CLOSED November 22 – Thanksgiving Day

Open December 10 – Leonard C. Burch Day

CLOSED December 24-25 – Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

CLOSED December 31- January 1, 2019 – New Year’s Eve Day & New Year’s Day

Exhibit Information

Welcome Gallery

A Winter Stories Exhibit, featuring four Ute tales, complemented with collection objects.

Temporary Gallery

The Mountain Lion! Exhibit is being replaced with a new travelling exhibit.

Opening February 2018, Riders of the West Exhibit, a portrait of Indian rodeos.

Veteran Exhibit

An exhibit dedicated to tribal members who have served in the military.

Permanent Gallery

Southern Ute prehistoric and historic presentations, including . . .

Recent addition! KSUT-community and tribal radio exhibit

New! Ute Baskets exhibit

Welcome Gallery ~ 2nd floor

Ute Park/Ute Chief Exhibit

Museum Store featuring Monthly Sales on select items

Ute beadwork: baby moccasins, barrettes, bolo ties, keychains, medallions, purses, pouches.

Ute and Native history books, children’s books, regional and local history books, nature and hiking books.

Native products from Sister Sky & Medicine of the People plus regional pottery.

Coin earring by Misty Etcitty, Rezman Wampum by Eddie Dimalanta,

Turquoise jewelry by Robert Nieto, Silverwork by David Jim

Ribbon shirts, t-shirts, zippered hoodies.

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