Ouray, Colorado: Stuffed Bear, Feejee Mermaid

This 1887 county museum offers much to tempt the traveler, such as a walk-through replica mine, mummified Feejee Mermaid, and Jim the (stuffed) Bear, formerly owned by the town doctor.

Ouray County Museum

Address:
420 6th Ave., Ouray, CO
Directions:
Ouray County Museum. Downtown, on the north side of 6th Ave., two blocks east of US-550/Main St.
Hours:
Th-Sa 10-4:30. Closed in winter. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
970-325-4576
Admission:
Adults $10.
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Ouray County Museum - the Chinese Mermaid.

Ouray County Museum

The 1887 Miners' Hospital now houses the history of this rugged mining town. It has recreations of the professional offices of prominent citizens; a walk-through replica mine; a fluorescent mineral collection; Jim the Bear (owned by the town doctor); a replica of the famous Hope Diamond; and a Feejee Mermaid. The scary dentist and surgery rooms are especially popular with visitors.

[Larry Kerecman, 10/01/2022]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Ouray Alchemist MuseumOuray Alchemist Museum, Ouray, CO - < 1 mi.
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