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The Animas Museum is owned and operated by the La Plata County Historical Society, whose directors and staff have transformed the 1904 Animas City School  building into a charming local history museum. The mission of the La Plata County Historical Society is to keep La Plata County history and culture alive for present and future generations.
The Museum offers a variety of exhibits and programs for all ages, and is also home to our research library and photo archives.  For the latest on activities and events at the museum, please check here or on our Facebook page.
History La Plata 2017
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A.L. Coors, Animas Valley Audiology Association, Basin Printing, Brennan Oil, D&S Narrow Gauge Railroad, Durango Antique Market, Durango Herald, Durango Magazine, Fetch's Mining and Mercantile, First National Bank, Frederick Zink & Associates, the ladies at Hair Fusion, Kroeger's Ace Hardware, Leland/Rochester House, La Plata Electric Association, Mac's Liqours, Mountain Bike Specialists, Nature's Oasis, Ore House, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Southwest Colorado Federal Credit Union, Strater Hotel, Toh-Atin Gallery, Zia's Taqueria.


Panorama view of the Joy Cabin.
3065 West 2nd Ave.,
Durango, CO
(Corner of 31 St
and West 2nd Ave.)
Click Here for Map
Adults: $5.00
Seniors 65+: $4.00
Children 7-12: $2.00
Members and Children
6 and under: FREE
May - October:
Monday - Saturday
10am - 5pm
November - April:
Tuesday - Saturday
10am - 4pm
P.O. Box 3384
Durango, CO 81302
(970) 259-2402
via email