Explore centuries of history during your visit to Durango at any of these local museums. There are so many wonderful educational and fun attractions in town. No matter the reason for your visit, or with whom you’re traveling, you’ll love one of these Durango, CO, museums!
We’ve listed a couple of our favorite Durango, CO, museums but there’s no much more to enjoy. Click here to get a full selection of local attractions. We’ve listed everything from our favorite hiking trails to the best restaurants in the area. We want to make sure that your visit to Durango is one that you will remember forever. Our free Vacation Guide lets us help our guests plan their stay in no time at all!

Visit Durango, CO, Museums

Animas Museum

Inside a renovated 1904 Animas City School Building is The Animas Museum. This local attraction details the history of Durango, from the impact of local fires on the town to how Durango was first added to La Plata County. The main exhibit is the restored 1905 classroom, featuring slate blackboards and ornate desks. This attraction is the premier Durango historical museum and a great afternoon or rainy day activity with the kids!

Durango Silverton Train Museum

Find out why the Durango Silverton Train Museum is one of our picks for the best free activities in town! This museum is huge, featuring giant exhibits which include antique trucks, full-size steam locomotives, and vintage coaches. Be sure to chat with the staff while you’re there.

Durango Wildlife Museum and Fish Hatchery

If you’re in town between May 15 and September 15, stop by the Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum. The museum itself is free and teaches visitors about the local wildlife. Be sure to bring some quarters to feed the fish during your visit!

Powerhouse Science Center

Formerly known as the Durango Discovery Museum, the Powerhouse Science Center is open from Wednesday to Monday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This attraction is located near the Animas River in a renovated coal-fired, steam-powered AC generating plant. The museum staff hopes to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Whether you enjoy learning about science or you’re a parent wanting to enjoy an educational activity with your child, this attraction is fun for the whole family!

Stay with Durango Colorado Vacations

After a day exploring any of these Durango, CO, museums, return to a gorgeous rental home from Durango Colorado Vacations. We have an excellent selection of properties in Durango, perfect for groups of almost any size.

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If you’re traveling with a large group, consider renting Cliff House! This five-bedroom, five-bathroom home is pet-friendly with prior approval and perfect for vacations with friends or with your extended family. Cliff House is nestled at the base of Castle Rock along the Hermosa Cliffs, giving you the most incredible panoramic mountain views!
Take a look at our full selection of rental homes and book today! We look forward to having you. See our fishing cabins in Durango, Colorado here!