The History Museum is also referred to as the Museum of the West or Museum of Western Colorado. The museum offers over a thousand years of history in relation to Colorado. Through exhibits, adobe pottery, uranium mine, and research library visitors can experience the past without traveling back in time. The museum includes the Smith Education Tower which offers a 360 degree view of the surrounding geography and land. A working weather station is on top of the tower. The tower presents information on the downtown history of Grand Junction, regional geology, and archeological findings.
The museum address is 462 Ute Avenue in Grand Junction, Colorado. Summer hours of operation run from May 1 through September 30. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and closed on Sundays. During the winter season which runs from October 1 through April 30, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm and closed on Sunday and Monday. Admission prices are reasonable and discounts are given to seniors and children ages three to twelve. Admission is free to members of the museum. Group rates and tours are available through the museum and should be scheduled in advance to assure room and tour guide availability.