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We moved to Durango 2 years ago and new some history of the town. We wanted to find more about the... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Durango, Colorado
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Where the past touches the future

At the Animas Museum, where it is said the past touches the future, visitors of all ages can... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We moved to Durango 2 years ago and new some history of the town. We wanted to find more about the town. The Animas Museum has a wealth of information. Plenty is old photos and biographies of the people who made Durango Durango. There is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank explore38
Reviewed 29 October 2018

At the Animas Museum, where it is said the past touches the future, visitors of all ages can explore the history of Durango, Colorado, and La Plata County. From Wild West outlaws and the brave lawmen who tamed the county, to generations of firefighters who...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

There is a lot of information packed into a small space here. Unique to this museum is one room dedicated to the history of native occupation in the region, interesting, and an especially interesting (to me) exhibit on the local lawmen vs outlaws history which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank thelma97
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Animas Museum is an old school house displaying a lot of information about the history of the area, including native american, 1800's and some modern times. There was a lot to read and many interesting historic items. It has two floors and a basement. There...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 10 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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank kimgreen71195
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank rp-yp
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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