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Contact: Teri Paul, 970-529-4642
Contact: Theresa Blake Graven, 970-764-7783
Contact: Cristy Brown, 970-529-4608
The Mesa Verde Museum Association (MVMA), Mesa Verde National Park, and Durango Area Tourism Office (DATO) are pleased to announce there will soon be a Durango based location to purchase Mesa Verde cliff dwelling tour tickets and related merchandise. The new MVMA bookstore opens April 9, 2018, with tour ticket sales beginning April 15, at the Durango Welcome Center, located at 802 Main Ave, Durango, Colorado.
“The Mesa Verde Museum Association has sought a location in Durango for many years,” said Teri Paul, Executive Director of the Mesa Verde Museum Association. “We are thrilled to be able to provide this service for visitors and the park.” The location of the new bookstore will be advantageous to both the park and downtown Durango businesses. Frank Lockwood, Executive Director with DATO, expressed,” “We are thrilled to work with Mesa Verde to enhance visitor itineraries in our region. This mutually beneficial partnership will help raise awareness and drive new visitation for both destinations, while providing an incredible value-added service to visitors.” Cliff Spencer, Mesa Verde’s Superintendent, added, “We're very excited to make Mesa Verde tour tickets available to visitors and residents in the Durango area. I'd like to thank our partners, the Mesa Verde Museum Association and the Durango Area Tourism Office, in making this opportunity a reality.”
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About Mesa Verde Museum Association
MVMA, a non-profit organization, is the park’s innovative educational partner that inspires life-long stewardship of the Mesa Verde region’s cultural and natural heritage. Through MVMA’s operation of park bookstores and special programs, visitors of all ages gain a new, behind-the-scenes understanding of Mesa Verde. Proceeds from all association programs support Mesa Verde National Park. Learn more at www.mesaverde.org or by calling 970-529-4445.
About Durango Area Tourism Office
The Durango area is Southwest Colorado’s premier four-season destination, attracting over 600,000 visitors annually. The Durango Area Tourism Office (DATO) is an independent, non-profit organization operating with the mission to promote Durango and La Plata County’s multitude of tourism attractions, events and services. The unbeatable combination of the iconic San Juan Mountains, art galleries, culinary fare, and cultural and historic sites make it the perfect base of operations to explore Southwest Colorado. Visit DATO’s full-service visitor center at the Durango Welcome Center, located at Main Avenue and 8th Street in the heart of historic downtown Durango, or online at www.durango.org. Follow @visitdurango on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.