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Address: 1333 Camino del Rio, Durango, CO 81301
Phone Number: (970) 259-9234
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Take the kids

This building was a power plant in past - got some time good place for kids - close to river - take a picnic- located directly across street from DownTown Brown Park

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2014
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Durango-Colorado
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Great little museum to kill a couple of hours with the kids. Very cool to see the history of the building and all the old original parts.

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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We went there to spend the day as my kid had ear pain and coldnt be on the windy winter weather. So we stop by there and spend there from 11:30 until 15:15 Toddler didnt complain at all he didnt wanted to leave. We also had an amazing time figuring with the activities the concepts of: electricity, circuits, magnetism, pressure,... More 

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Thank Carmen V
Cedar City, Utah
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Went here with the family on a trip to Durango and we loved it. Great place to pass hours of fun learning about electricity. Fantastic displays that you can interact with.

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Thank Jason M
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Its been nothing but a hassel with Fun Center he shouldn't work on cats but most of all they need to teach you service guys how to talk to customers the make you feel uncomfortable almost as if I was bothering them I won't go back.

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Thank Michael P
Los Lunas, New Mexico
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68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We've been to Durango dozens of times but never made it here. This time we stopped and were absolutely entertained and educated by our almost three hours we spent there. Your tickets are good for the whole day so you can come and go as you please. Everything was interesting and educational but our two favorite exhibits were the active... More 

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Thank jcfjeemo
New Mexico
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73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This was a great place for the kids, but they had some management issues and are closing down, if not closed, which is sad for Durango. Hoping they sort it out.

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Thank GhengisWan
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

According to their Facebook page, Powerhouse is no longer open for business. Such a shame because we were looking forward to spending a few hours there this week.

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2 Thank Stacy C
ABQ, NM
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We have a local Kid's Museum Pass so coming to this museum was free. My boys love it here, lots to do. They climbed up the steps to the top of the museum. They played with the make your own Rocket, and they used the make your own movie and so much more! Lots to do if you take the... More 

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1 Thank Albuq1
Durango-Colorado
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This building was a power plant in past - got some time good place for kids - close to river - take a picnic- located directly across street from DownTown Brown Park

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Thank downtowndgobrown
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We all really enjoyed all the neat things to do at the fun things to do. Lots of neat science things to interact with.

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