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Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center & Museum

Canyons of the Ancients Museum

The Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum is Southwest Colorado's premier archaeological museum, operated by the Bureau of Land Management since 1988. The museum focuses on Ancestral Puebloan, Native American, and historic cultures in the Four Corners region. It is also headquarters for visitors traveling to Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. All museum facilities are wheelchair-accessible.

The museum features:

  • Permanent exhibits on archaeology, local history, and Native American cultures
  • Two 12th-century archaeological sites (Ask a volunteer about the visiting these sites just outside of the museum.)
  • Special exhibits and events
  • Educational resources for teachers
  • Internships for enrolled and recently graduated college students
  • A research library of archaeology and anthropology resources
  • Research collections of more than million artifacts and records from archaeological projects in southwest Colorado
  • A picnic area and half-mile nature trail
  • A museum shop operated by the Canyonlands Natural History Association

For more information, visit the BLM Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center & Museum.

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