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Gunnison Valley Observatory

2804 County Road 38, Gunnison, CO 81230-9231
+1 970-642-1111
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A great Observatory that provide very good programs.

The Observatory is truly one of the places that one should visit while in Gunnison Programs are... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2018
BILL W
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Gunnison, Colorado
Nice!

Went on a cloudy day so we didn't get great views, but did get a decent shot of Saturn! They had a... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2017
lindsaywk
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Dallas, Texas
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2804 County Road 38, Gunnison, CO 81230-9231
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The Observatory is truly one of the places that one should visit while in Gunnison Programs are offered for the entire family and it is also a great place to go for a special evening out with friends. Plenty of parking, knowledgeable staff who can...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Went on a cloudy day so we didn't get great views, but did get a decent shot of Saturn! They had a great lecture from a local professor. We enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

I truly recommend this opportunity! We loved the observatory and spending time with local star freaks!!

Thank BBushRN
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

I love anything space or stars, so I am enthusiastic. The location is easy to find. Interesting people visit the observatory, half the fun is visiting with them. The volunteers are as young as teens and are very educated and you learn a lot from...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017

The talk on space exploration was presented enthusiastically but looking through the telescopes was disappointing. I expected more.

Thank SVPromise
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

This was an inexpensive activity. They only ask for a donation since the facility is rented from the county. They have volunteers that give very good lectures on what you might be seeing through the big telescope. They also have a smaller telescope outside. I...More

Thank Jonathan S
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

It was cloudy on the night we went to the Gunnison Observatory. We did not get a chance to use the big telescope because of the cloud cover. The lecture was very well presented by the volunteer staff. They did set up smaller telescopes outside...More

Thank Jonathan S
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Terrific volunteers. Close to town. Great parking. Wonderful sights. The observatory is open with knowledgeable volunteers, with interactive viewing, and with a astronomy reward for those who make the trip.

1  Thank nkathryn
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

A visit to the observatory has been on our Gunnison bucket list for a couple summers but we never made it until this weekend. What a cool experience! We had two kids, 6 and 11, and 4 adults and I think everyone was impressed. Our...More

2  Thank CathyinColo
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We heard about this at the Gunnison Visitor Center and thought this would be a nice way to spend a pleasant cool summer evening during our stay in Gunnison. However it really was a highlight. While awaiting a lecture that evening from a professor at...More

3  Thank scottaNewJersey
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