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Animas Museum

3605 W 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301-4053
+1 970-259-2402
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Interesting museum in an old school house.

Visited this museum in a 1905 building and found it to be very informative. The first floor has a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
rp-yp
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San Mateo, California
An interesting piece of local history

To appreciate this museum, you first must understand a bit of Durango history. This museum is... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
dolebludger
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Durango, Colorado
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  • Average8%
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“school room” (5 reviews)
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3605 W 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301-4053
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this museum in a 1905 building and found it to be very informative. The first floor has a classroom as it existed in the past and a second floor and a basement. The exhibits are all informative and well presented with numerous pictures. There...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

To appreciate this museum, you first must understand a bit of Durango history. This museum is located just a bit north of the main part of Durango, and was the schoolhouse in a place that used to be Animas City before there was a Durango,...More

Thank dolebludger
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Our family visited the Animas Museum in Silverton this week and enjoyed it immensely! Their collection of historic pieces from the area is amazing. It certainly opens your eyes to the lives lived in the not so distant past, especially the conditions the miners worked...More

Thank Michelle_HGoldCoast
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I stumbled upon this wonderful history museum by accident as it was just a block from my hotel. You ring a buzzer and enter through a back door from the parking lot. (Admission quite reasonable; four dollars general, less for seniors and students). A favorite...More

Thank Ginny1234_5678
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Lots of displays showing the history of the area, including native american, 1800's and more modern times. Nice stop for an hour or two.

Thank VATraveler5588
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Very nice museum with knowledgeable staff. On the day we went there was a guest speaker and demonstation of knitting. There was also a doughnut "fry" in the yard afterward.

Thank fxdlisa
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This museum is located in an old schoolhouse, and houses some very interesting information and artifacts. One room is set up as an old classroom, and contains information on many of the region's schools, many long gone. Gives a lot of history on not only...More

Thank Claire253
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a small museum, but the displays are well done and the history of Durango is well presented and interesting.

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Ever changing, the Animas Museum has set up a WWI exhibit to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the United States entry into the First World War. They have also revitalized the Native American Gallery. My favorite exhibit, however, remains the Law and Order one. I...More

Thank Geo1220
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Very interesting ,short trip on trolley from Main Avenue. Staff were very welcoming and helpful but let you wander at your leisure.

Thank Margaret M
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