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Good local history

There is a lot of information packed into a small space here. Unique to this museum is one room... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Burton, Texas
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Very interesting and historic

Animas Museum is an old school house displaying a lot of information about the history of the area... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
orlando florida
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3605 W 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301-4053
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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

1  Thank Classydiner
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

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

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

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

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
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