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Restored 1905 Classroom

Our permanent exhibit is reminiscent of school rooms across the country in the early part of the 20th Century.  the high ceilings, large double-hung windows, school-house lights, slate blackboards, and ornate desks all speak to a different era in education,

"Wish You Were Here... Journey's to La Plata County" tells the compelling stories of how we came to be in La Plata County.
Law and Disorder
Opened in the Fall of 2012, Law and Disorder tells the true story of life in the Wild West. Meet T.J. McCluer, Jr., the sheriff of La Plata County and see some of his belongings. Learn about the cowboys that roamed the valleys and the bitter feud that rivaled the Hatfields and McCoys. Hangings, shootouts, bank robberies -- we have it all!

Forged by Flame
In conjunction with the tenth anniversary of the Missionary Ridge fire, the Animas Museum updated this exhibit to tell how fires have changed the county.

Native American Gallery
We are excited to announce that the gallery is re-opened after some major renovations.  Visit and learn more about the Basketmaker peoples that lived in the Animas Valley.

World War I Exhibit
Opening June 2017.
Self Guided Walking Tours
Download .pdf files for Historic Downtown Durango and the Third Avenue Residential District
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
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