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Animas Museum

3605 W 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301-4053
+1 970-259-2402
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Marvelous local history museum

The Animas Museum is extremely well put together. It is located in a 4 room school building from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert S
,
Lawrence, Kansas
Quaint museum

Staff was very friendly and informative. They have some very old and interesting artifacts... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
kimgreen71195
,
Little Elm, Texas
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  • Average10%
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3605 W 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301-4053
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+1 970-259-2402
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Animas Museum is extremely well put together. It is located in a 4 room school building from the early 1900s. On the main floor they have recreated a school room from that time. It is in the room that was the classroom for the...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Staff was very friendly and informative. They have some very old and interesting artifacts including history from Cowboys, firefighters, Indians, and WW1. There is also a 1 room log cabin that has been restored. That was really interesting to walk into and see how people...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

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

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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

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Reviewed 6 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

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Reviewed 5 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
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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
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Reviewed 21 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
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Reviewed 15 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
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