New Ute Museum in Ignacio, CO

Utes OK architect to design new museum

The new Ute museum is to be constructed across Colorado Highway 172 from the Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio. A 3,000-square-foot building attached to the casino that has served as a bingo parlor, radio station and community hall now houses the museum’s collection of artifacts.

”It was never meant to be a museum,” Brittner said. …

“Thousands of people visit Mesa Verde without ever learning anything about the Utes,” Brittner said. “The Utes were here before the Anasazi, and they’re alive today and making great contributions.”