Durand Union Station
200 Railroad St., Durand
See Durand’s history come alive in this century-old Victorian depot. Built in 1903 and re-built after a fire in 1905, picturesque Union Station was at one time Michigan’s busiest train station. Sadly, the depot was closed in 1974 because of declining rail traffic. In 1979, however, the City of Durand purchased the building for $1.00, and the community rallied to restore it to its old beauty. It has since become one of the most-photographed train stations in America.
Union Station is more than a museum. It is still an active train station, and passengers still walk the corridors of the depot to board their train. The Amtrak Blue Water eastbound to Port Huron and westbound to Chicago make daily stops at the Durand Union Station. Thirty or more freight trains pass the station daily providing for excitement and photo opportunities for rail fans on a regular basis.
Looking for a unique wedding, party or meeting venue? The second floor ballroom seats up to 145 people and the boardroom up to 40. Area caterers appreciate the convenient prep kitchen.
Call 989-288-3561 for rental details.
Durand’s 20 acre system of well-maintained parks provide playgrounds and athletic facilities, including some that are available year round.
Picturesque Trumble Park in downtown Durand features lighted basketball courts, volleyball, tennis courts, playground equipment and a gazebo.
CONTACT THE GREATER DURAND AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
T (989) 288-3715
F (989) 288-5177
109 N. Saginaw Street
PO Box 101
Durand MI 48429
Among highlights of the newly-renovated Optimist Park are a covered, lighted roller/ice skating/hockey rink and two recently-resurfaced softball fields.
Both also offer picnic tables, pavilions, barbecue grills, playground equipment and restrooms. Pavilion and ballfield rentals are available.
Two “Tot-Lots” with playground equipment round out Durand’s outdoor recreation highlights.
More parks information is available at www.durandmi.com
Dutch Hollow Golf Course
8500 E. Lansing Rd.
An 18-hole regulation course, Dutch Hollow opened in 1948 and is a daily fee golf course with an 'Open To Public' guest policy.
Banquet space for up to 120 is available in the Club House from March to October.
Durand Lanes & The Loft Lounge
1006 N. Saginaw St., Durand
Sixteen lanes, league play and daily open bowling. Family owned since 1955. Restaurant famous for its burgers, full bar,
open until 2am on weekends.