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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

420 6th Ave., Ouray, CO
Ouray County Museum. Downtown, on the north side of 6th Ave., two blocks east of US-550/Main St.
Th-Sa 10-4:30. Closed in winter. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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]

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