Stay at one of the Durango rentals with your family and enjoy the many family attractions this city has to offer. All year round, the city of Durango has attractions that all families can enjoy, from exploring a museum to riding a train that will bring you to some of the scenic areas in the city.
Durango Recreation Center
The Durango Community Recreation Center is a huge, fun-filled establishment that both kids and adults will enjoy. This recreation center is 71,557 square foot, featuring a wide selection of facilities including a basketball court, indoor track, and a lap pool. The center is divided into several areas, each housing the different amenities.
There is an aquatic area where you will find the 6,165 square foot lap pool that has depth from 3'6" to 13'. The water is kept at a 70 degree temperature. Also in this area is the swimming pool that can hold up to 500 visitors, measuring 5,300 square feet. The pool also features several fun structures like the current channel, a vortex, a 160-foot water slide, and a 2-lane 25-yard lap pool. The hot tub is also located in this area that can accommodate up to 23, and there is a deck space with a built in bench that is located between the swimming pool and lap pool.
San Juan National Forest
The city of Durango is surrounded by the San Juan National Forest. There are several family activities available in the forest including bicycling, hiking, backpacking, and even trout fishing.
Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Getting out of your Durango vacation home is well-worth it if you take a ride at the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. This historical railroad was used to haul silver and gold ore from the mountains of San Juan. The scenery along the way is a must-see, and families will enjoy the train ride to as well.
There is a Silverton Mining tour available where passengers will ride a D & S motor coach that will bring them to Silverton and ride a steam train back to Durango in the afternoon.
Durango Discovery Kid's Museum
As the only kids' museum in Durango, the Durango Discovery Kid's Museum was built with kids in mind. This museum is located on the second floor of the Durango Arts Center in the city's center. The museum is 1,100 square foot that showcases interactive displays and activities.
The Durango Discovery Kid's Museum is categorized into several sections. The Nature Joe's Nature Station is all about nature, while the Underwater Adventure, which is a ship, is an educational display about the deep sea. There is also an Arts and Crafts Zone where kids can explore their artistic talents.
There is also a Discovery Market, a Dining Area, and a kitchen for kids, where kids are allowed to purchase, prepare, and serve a healthy meal. Another must-see is Nature Joe's Awesome Aquatic Adventure, which is an aquarium that houses Panda Corydora, Neon Tetras, Rummy Nose Treats and Neck Turtles.
Vacationing in Durango is a must for all families. To be near these fun-filled attractions, you can check out the accommodation listings for Durango on VacationHomes.com.