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Durango Future Developments

See What’s Coming Soon!

Voted the 2010 “Town to Watch” by True West Magazine, the City of Durango, in southwestern Colorado, is a popular and rapidly growing destination for families, as both a popular vacation spot, and for permanent relocations as well.

Durango features the perfect marriage of the southwest’s rugged beauty, cosmopolitan elegance, and historic charm. Downtown Durango is a nationally registered Historic District, and is home to a multitude of historic hotelsgourmet restaurantsart galleries, and much more.

From shops and restaurants, to arts and education, find out what’s new in Durango, Colorado!

Opening in October 2010, the Durango Discovery Museum will be a one-of-a-kind, interactive science and discovery center for kids of all ages. At the DDM, you’ll have access to an educational wonderland full of science and energy exhibits and activities, that are sure to amaze, edify, and maybe even shock you.

The museum adds an exciting new destination to historic downtown Durango and is a catalyst for revitalizing the city’s riverfront. Housed in the country’s oldest surviving coal-fired, steam-generated AC power plant, the “Powerhouse” promises to ignite curiosity, spark imagination, and power exploration. Check out some of the events and exhibits that are coming to the Durango Discovery Museum:

  • Amaze and educate yourself as you experience science first-hand during the Durango Discovery Museum’s hands-on science and energy exhibits for all ages
  • Sudden Science: education outreach and summer camps
  • Riverfront plaza and events pavilion
  • Recharge at the Discovery Museum’s Café and museum shop.
  • Learn how to improve your day-to-day energy efficiency and reduce your carbon foot print at our sustainability demo labs.
  • Since education is crucial to a child’s development, we’ve also created Durango Discovery Kids: a world built just for 0-9 year olds.

You can be a part of our history! Visit us today to purchase and personalize a brick that will go into building the museum and plaza. You can help make the impression of a lifetime on Durango’s riverfront. 


Durango Area Tourism Office | 802 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301 | 970-247-3500