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Center of Southwest Studies at FLC
1000 Rim Dr., (970) 247-7456

A central gateway where people can learn the unique nature of the American Southwest through the understanding of its people and their dynamic relationship to the landscape. Newest exhibit Woven to Wear features key textiles from The Durango Collection®, which represents 800 years of weaving in the Southwest.  swcenter.fortlewis.edu

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum
479 Main Ave., (970) 247-2733

Experience the adventure of a historic coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive on the same tracks miners and settlers used over a century ago. Year-round excursions, adventure packages and special events. Round trips to Silverton (May-October), Cascade Canyon train (November-April). Museum open days train is in operation. Admission included with purchase of a train ticket. See the website for schedules, fares and reservations. www.durangotrain.com

Durango Adventure Rentals
Durango, (970) 335-9311

Durango's premier source for Polaris ATV, UTV and Slingshot rentals. Half or full-day rentals available. Open daily. www.durangoadventurerentals.com

Durango Wine Experience
Downtown Durango

Three days of educational seminars, wine dinners and unique tastings, May 4-6, 2017. Hundreds of wineries, artisan spirits and craft beers. The "Walk-About Durango" is a signature, multi-location tasting event on Friday; Grand Tasting on Saturday. www.durangowine.com

Fun Center
29603 Hwy. 160 E., (970) 259-1070
The finest selection of on-road and off-road vehicles and personal watercraft. New and used Kawasaki, Suzuki, KTM, Can-Am, Ski-Doo, Polaris, and Arctic Cat. Motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, side-by-sides, snowmobiles and jet skis. Complete and timely service. After-market accessories to customize your vehicle. Voted best motorcycle shop in Durango. Second location in Dolores. www.funcentercycles.com

Hesperus Ski Area
Hesperus, (970) 259-3711

Just 11 miles west on Highway 160 with 26 trails on 160 skiable acres and 150 inches of annual snowfall. Double chair to the 8,880-foot summit with a 700-foot vertical drop. Best known for night skiing and riding, Hesperus also has tubing, rentals and ski-and-ride school. Now part of Power Pass, the most powerful pass in the Southwest, also offering skiing at Purgatory, Arizona Snowbowl, and Pajarito and Sipapu ski areas in New Mexico. Open daily mid-December through mid-March. www.ski-hesperus.com

Honeyville
33633 Hwy. 550, (970) 247-1474

Stop and see the bees make honey. Colorado wildflower honey, homemade jams, honey wines, gift packages, complimentary catalog, free samples, chocolate honey. Open year-round 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ten miles north of Durango. www.honeyvillecolorado.com

Purgatory Resort
#1 Skier Place, (970) 247-9000

Just 25 minutes north of downtown Durango, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort features activities for all ages in the spectacular San Juan Mountains. "Family friendly," enjoy the day and race down the alpine slide, fly on the bungee trampoline, scale the climbing wall, ride the summer chair lift with access to 50 miles of trails, play mini or disc golf, or roll through the forest on a mountain bike. Horseback and fishing trips are available. Come on up and play! Be a kid for the day at Purgatory. www.purgatoryresort.com

Sky Ute Casino Resort
Ignacio, (970) 563-7777

The Sky Ute Resort and Casino includes a 45,000-square-foot casino hosting up to 700 slot machines, 10+ table games, 140 hotel rooms including six luxury suites, a 100-seat Bingo hall, a 24-lane bowling center, retail spaces, indoor pool, putt-putt golf and multiple restaurants. The 1,800-seat Events/Conference Center offers up to 19,000+ square feet of usable space for everything from rock concerts to educational seminars. Whether you are looking to host a business conference for 1,500 or an intimate wedding for 100, their talented sales/banquets staff will assist you every step of the way. Located a short 23 miles from downtown Durango on U.S. Highway 172; changing the way the Four Corners plays! www.skyutecasino.com

Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center
Ignacio, (970) 563-9583

A unique history of the Ute people. The central space welcome gallery, designed as a giant wickiup, is a gathering place and home to the museum’s Eagle Donor Wall with spectacular Circle of Life window and four compass points marked on the floor in inset stone. Mountain Lion! - f family friendly, hands-on exhibit - through April 2017. Open daily with free admission. www.southernute-nsn.gov

Trimble Spa & Natural Hot Springs
475 County Road 203, (970) 247-0212

Durango's only lodging, hot springs and spa solution is located in the Animas Valley just seven miles north of town. Trimble's casual atmosphere is a great place to take a break before returning home to take on the world again. Relax in mineral-rich therapy pools, swim laps in the outdoor, heated Olympic-sized pool (summers) and sweat it out in a sauna. The Guesthouse Residence, with a fully equipped kitchen, sleeps up to five (two queens and one rollaway) and the Starlight Room, the couple's getaway, includes exclusive after-hours access to the Red Rock Pool. Trimble Spa offers several types and techniques of massage for relaxation and therapeutic rehab. www.trimblehotsprings.com

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