Dining, Attractions and Entertainment
Durango is home to some of the best cuisine found in a mountain town. Many clasically trained chefs choose Durango because of the great lifestyle, and bring to town a flare for food not usually associated with small towns. Did you know that Durango is home to more restaurants per capita than San Francisco?
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Durango is home to some of the best entertainment venues around, and each year attracts bands from the Four Corners region and beyond. Live music is performed in town at the Abbey Theater as well as local clubs and bars. At the Community Concert Hall, located on Fort Lewis’ campus, bands, symphonies, ballets and lecturers grace the stage. There is always a concert swinging, a movie playing, or something to do in and around Durango.
Music in the Mountains
Celebrating 25 years of classical music in the San Juan Mountain, Music in the Mountains bring world-famous performers, and up and comers, to Durango for a three week festival featuring events at Durango Mountain Resort and in the town. Each year Durango Mountain Resort and Music in the Mountains host the fan favorite Pop’s Night, with themes ranging from Big Band to Broadway. Family, Children and free concerts are also part of the event, introducing youth to the wonders of classical music. For more information on the Music in the Mountains Classical Concert Series please visit www.musicinthemountains.com
Durango Independent Film Festival
Durango’s long-standing film festival received a face-lift in 2006 and the festivals future continues to look bright. Local theaters around town screened more than 200 films during the weeklong festival, ranging from independent films to children’s films. Applications are being accepted for 2007 films and more information about the festival is available at www.durangofilm.org
Mesa Verde National Park
One of the Four Corner’s most treasured attractions, Mesa Verde was established in 1906 as one of the first National Parks of its kind. The Park is home to ancient dwellings built by Ancestral Puebloan Indians around 600 A.D. The people who called this area home mysteriously disappeared in 1300 AD. Today, the site has been designated a World Cultural Heritage Site by the United National and is well preserved so that guests from around the world can tour the ancient dwellings.
Fort Lewis College
Known as the “Campus in the Sky,” this four year, state assisted undergraduate school is known for it’s top notch Faculty, amazing location and proximity to outdoor resources. Fort Lewis College has an enduring commitment to develop and maintain its programs at a level equal to those of other outstanding undergraduate institutions in the nation. Fort Lewis has world-class sports programs and is home to the 2006 NCAA Division II Soccer champions.