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Durango Activities

Walk or bike the Animas River Trail. See map at bottom of page.

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
8080 County Rd. 250, Durango
970-247-5753; 888-800-5753
Great western stage show and hearty barbeque supper. Open Memorial weekend through Labor Day.

Durango Mountain Resort
#1 Skier Place, Durango
Durango Mountain Resort offers families the chance to spend quality time together while enjoying Mother Nature’s playground. In addition to our spectacular scenery and fresh mountain air, DMR offers exciting adventures for the entire family. Our Summer Total Adventure Ticket gives you access to the most popular summer attractions, including the Alpine Slide, climbing wall, mechanical bull, bungee trampoline, scenic chairlift, hiking trails, miniature golf and the new family ropes course. Come up and see for yourself! Be sure to bring your D&SNGRR ticket stub to receive discounts on these fun activities.

Honey House Distillery
33633 Hwy 550 Suite A, Durango, CO 81301
Honey House Distillery prides itself on blending Colorado mountain honey and hand crafted bourbon whiskey with no artificial flavors or ingredients. This special blend adds for a clean taste that is not overwhelming for the taste buds.

33633 Hwy. 550, Durango
Watch the bees make honey. Free samples.



Animas Museum
3065 W 2nd Ave., Durango CO
The Animas Museum is owned and operated by the La Plata County Historical Society, whose directors and staff has transformed the 1904 Animas City School building into a charming local history museum. The Museum offers a variety of exhibits and programs for all ages, and is also home to our research library and photo archives.

Center of Southwest Studies
1000 Rim Dr., Durango
The Center for Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College connects individuals and communities with opportunities to explore, study and experience the Southwest’s dynamic heritage. The Center houses a museum and research facilities that promote increased understanding of Southwestern cultures, landscapes, and issues.

Durango Fish Hatchery & Wildlife Museum
151 E. 16th St., Durango
Feed trout in raceways. See mounted fish, birds, raptors and mammals of Southwest Colorado. Watch video of hatchery operations.

D&SNGRR Museums
479 Main Ave, Durango, CO
Experience our colorful history in the D&SNGRR Railroad Museums.
The D&SNG offers two great museums; one at each end of the line. We are proud to share this history of railroading, transportation and mining with people from around the world. Exhibits are added frequently and admission is FREE so visit often!

Powerhouse Science Center
1333 Camino del Rio, Durango, CO
(970) 259-9234
Located on the banks of the Animas River in a historic coal-fired, steam-generated AC power plant, the Powerhouse Science Center presents a wide range of programs, exhibits, and activities designed to provide an entertaining and inspiring look at “energy — past, present, and future.” The Powerhouse Science Center is Southwest Colorado’s hands-on, interactive science center for all ages. Open year-round, the science center is a dynamic new place for family adventure, school field trips, early childhood learning, special events, “hanging around by the river, messing around with amazing technology, and just plain geeking out.”