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The Animas Museum

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 Museum offers a variety of exhibits and programs for all ages, and is also home to our research library and photo archives.

Celebrate Cowboy Poetry Gathering on Saturday, October 1st with a chuckwagon breakfast from 7:00am until 10:00 am at the corner of 5th St and Main Ave. The breakfast will cost $10, to benefit the Museum. Stick around after breakfast to see the Cowboy Parade!
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See the video on the Culinary Heritage Dinner on DurangoTV here!

For the latest on activities and events at the museum, please check here or on our Facebook page.


The mission of the La Plata County Historical Society is to keep La Plata County history and culture alive for present and future generations.

Please suppport the museum by donating today!

Panorama of the Joy Cabin

Panorama view of the Joy Cabin.

3065 West 2nd Ave.,
Durango, CO
(Corner of 31 St
and West 2nd Ave.)
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Adults: $4.00
Seniors 65+: $3.00
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
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