The Animas Museum is a small, local history museum owned and operated by the La Plata County Historical Society, a Colorado non-profit corporation. The Historical Society’s mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the history, culture and heritage of the San Juan Basin, with a focus on La Plata County. Located in the historic Animas City School, the Museum offers a wide variety of exhibits and educational programs to people of all ages; a research library and photo archive; a gift shop; award-winning gardens; and a restored pioneer log cabin. The Museum operates year-round and has something for the entire family. The Museum is a community driven and oriented organization. We welcome any comments, suggestions or stories you have to share with us!To visit Animas Museum and other attractions in Durango, use our Durango trip itinerary builder tool.
Animas Museum reviews
We took a break from riding in the car and stopped at this museum to learn some of the history of the area. The museum is located in a three story building which was a schoolhouse at one time... more »
Very well organized and documented history of the Durango area. An intimate look at the "Old West" here in southwest Colorado. more »
Good on ya for preserving your history, mate! Good stuff!
Nice museum. Very informative.
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