The City of Durand is home to roughly 2,000 residents and is the county seat of Pepin County, Wisconsin. Enjoy a relaxing evening of music and entertainment at one of the Music in Memorial Park events or take advantage of our world-class music festivals held during the summer months; attend our annual summer festival at the beginning of June or our holiday parade the Saturday following Thanksgiving; along with the many other events and festivities that are sure to please throughout the year.
As the “Gateway to the Lower Chippewa River”, Durand also provides numerous recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. You can take a train ride into the Tiffany Bottoms on a birding expedition; enjoy a challenging round of golf; boat, canoe or kayak down the Chippewa River; take advantage of the numerous fishing and hunting opportunities that are available in the region; or simply enjoy a bicycle trip beginning along the Chippewa River in downtown Durand to Menomonie on the Red Cedar Trail or Eau Claire on the Chippewa State Trail.
Durand is a thriving community with a strong industrial base that includes Badger Communications, Bauer Built Tire, Black’s Valley Ag, Countryside Cooperative, Durand Builders, MBP, Nelson Telephone and many other industrial and commercial businesses. We are also fortunate to have a top-notch hospital and other medical services, an excellent K-12 school system; a modern community library; and easy access to several nearby advanced learning institutions including UW-Stout, UW-Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley Technical College, all within an short commute from Durand.