Colorado Attractions September 09, 2018
by Annie The Old Time Colorado Pharmacy Will Make You Think You Are In The Old West
The Centennial State is famed for its colorful Old West history, which occurred several generations ago and can only be experienced via legends and old John Wayne movies… right? Come to find out, there are still several ways to experience this iconic time, including visiting this Old West-inspired Colorado pharmacy:
Tucked away in beautiful Ouray lies the Ouray Alchemist; a gem of a museum that will make you think you stepped back into a time of gunslingers and covered wagons!
Known today as the "Switzerland of America," Ouray was once an important mining town that still gives several nods to its past through not only the Alchemist, but through the town's original buildings that are still in use today.
What makes the Ouray Alchemist so unique? They have spent 40 years collecting and producing a fascinating recreation of an Old West pharmacy, with exhibits including everything from original glass medicine bottles...
...to peculiar sounding remedies that will make you shudder...
...all the way to authentic frontier fixtures, furniture, and decor!
In addition to their private tours, the Ouray Alchemist also sells over-the-counter goods to commemorate your visit.
The Ouray Alchemist is located at 533 Main Street in Ouray and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tours of the impressive Ouray Alchemist (which is listed first on TripAdvisor's "Top Things to Do" in Ouray) cost $10 per person and can be scheduled by calling 970-325-4003.
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