2930 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 259-5373
Fax: (970) 259-1546
One of the most happening spots in the City of Durango. LA Plata County Fairgrounds is always buzzing with activity. The grounds are spread across 32 acres of land and offer various facilities that are spread out. Events held in the facilities include baseball games, livestock shows, and trade shows. Depending on the type of facility on the ground, seating may be available.
The Chapman Hill Ice Rink is open through the year for various activities. Adults and children are both welcome to learn figure skating or ice hockey at the rink. The rink is quite a hot spot for adventurous parents who want to throw a great kid's party, with a bit of a twist! Call for details on party rentals.
The Durango Arts Center gives the aspiring youngsters of the city an opportunity to explore and witness talents. Through the year, several art exhibitions and performances are held. The center hold one unique contest called the 10-Minute Play Contest which provides a platform for budding writers and other professionals.
Visit the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The structure of the hall is in stone and is gorgeous to look at. The venue has a total seating capacity of 600. The place hosts various shows including dance, music and award programs. Parking is available.
In Fort Lewis College, the Roshong Recital Hall is located inside Jones Hall. The venue is quite a popular concert hall and regularly hosts events. Parking is available. Call for details of current shows and timings.
Set in the historic, Mission-style Smiley Building, the Smiley Theater is touted to be the biggest of its kind in the city. This energy efficient structure was lovingly renovated by John Shaw, Charles Shaw and Lisa Bodwalk and is used for a range of activities. The theater is always abuzz with cultural events like dance shows, plays and concerts. It is also available on rent.
Fort Lewis College offers its students several facilities. For athletics, besides the pool, fields and various courts, the college also has the Whalen Gymnasium. The college's volleyball and basketball teams use the Gymnasium for their games.
The American Legion Events Hall is a 2,000 square feet (186 square meters) of space that is used for various events. The placer is open for private use as well and is complete with a stage. Rates may vary as per individual requirement, so call for details.
A trip to Durango is incomplete without a visit to Henry Strater Theatre. The theater has entertained locals and tourists for over 40 years with its brilliant shows and performances. Before turning into this magnificent structure, the 'theater' was just a simple entertainment corner set up in a garage. A change was desperately required and the picture of a gorgeous theater began to shape up. The picture took life in 1961 and went on to become an icon of the city. Several shows continue to be held here. Call for details, or visit the website.
Located in downtown Durango, the Animas City Theatre was launched by Michele and Chris Redding. This space occupies what was formerly the Abbey Theatre and is one of the top venues in Southwest Colorado. It features a state-of-the-art sound and light system, and houses a digital movie screen showcasing the latest blockbusters. The ACT also plays host to an array of concerts and live entertainment by regional and international artists.
Visit Gaslight Twin Cinema, an Allen theater. The theater is a great option for the perfect movie experience. Some of their features include digital projection and high quality sound. The place also offers online ticket booking. Special rates apply for seniors and military personnel.
Catch a movie after a hard day's work. Visit Storyteller Durango Stadium 9, located on Translux Drive. Enjoy a movie in comfortable seating at reasonable rates. High quality sound and screening add to the theater experience.Hot popcorn and maybe some coke would definitely do some good too!