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Animas Museum

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3605 W 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301-4053
+1 970-259-2402
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Friendly and informative must see

Woman who was sort of the curator was very helpful, patient and friendly. She was always at guests... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2017
Jim A
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Roseburg, Oregon
Very nice museum

Looking for a rainy day activity close to our hotel we walked here. It is a very nice way to spend... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2017
Larry R
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Arapaho
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3605 W 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301-4053
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Reviewed May 15, 2017

Woman who was sort of the curator was very helpful, patient and friendly. She was always at guests disposal and her knowledge was exactly what a curators should be. Museum offered a thorough panorama or Durango dating back to the late 1800 with old black...More

Thank Jim A
Reviewed May 9, 2017

Looking for a rainy day activity close to our hotel we walked here. It is a very nice way to spend a hour our two, lots of history about the town and area. We enjoyed it, give them a try.

Thank Larry R
Reviewed October 26, 2016

A smaller two story museum in Durango, Colorado, which is housed in a former school from the old town of Animas City. It has several areas including a “Law and Disorder” room, a reconstruction of an elementary classroom, a display on the 50th anniversary of...More

Thank IdaIllinois
Reviewed September 1, 2016

The docent was perfect! Met us at the door and started our tour in the "school room." 3 floors of history on Animas county - including the police and fire departments. Highly recommend!

Thank Anita W
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Museum is located in a neighborhood in a building that was an old school. Entrance fee is $4pp with discounts for seniors, military and kids. The museum is small but interesting if you want to learn about the area. There is a replica of a...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Visited this museum on a whim. Very interesting was the first school in Durango. Two stories with lots of artifacts from around the area. There is also a cabin on site that was local in the 1900. It does have a 4 dollar charge to...More

Thank LovelyLexi2010
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Started the tour in the first school class room, desk included. Staff very knowledgable with facts. Several short DVD clips and display rooms. Not over bearing but very factual with wonderful photo's capturing the towns history. Worth the time!!

Thank sl0t
Reviewed June 6, 2016

I'm a real history and museum buff. This old school building was beautiful to see. As an outsider, I was able to learn a lot about the history of the Durango area. There was a mock school room in addition to other rooms showing different...More

Thank LAD62
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Very inexpensive to enter. Lots to be learned about the Durango area. A classroom set up like the original one room schools and info about the early schools. Info about the fires that have occurred in Durango over the years. Most of the info was...More

Thank VickieJ03
Reviewed June 1, 2016

One would think a historic town like Durango would have a history museum that really captured the flavor of the Old West. This museum is located in an early 1900s school, which is interesting in itself. Unfortunately, the exhibits are not all that great --...More

Thank Suzanne P
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