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Historic Downtown Durango

Address: Main St., Durango, CO
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in Durango
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Owner description: Many of the original buildings constructed and used by the area's pioneers can be found in this interesting and charming section of town that includes the grand Strater Hotel, built in 1887 and still in operation today.
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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I ate at the Strater Hotel Saloon, Staff was attenative and quick, the chef Safari came out to great our table, food was good and the Durango Dark Beer was awesome. I ordered a burger well done but it was a little rare, that was the only bad thing. The atmosphere was great. traveler

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Dallas, Texas
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We saw most all of downtown Durango and really enjoyed it. There was every kind of food imaginAble including mexican, sushi, burgers, Indian, Chinese, barbecue, diners. There were plenty of shops with catchy items and none we're too overpriced. The balsamic vinegar and olive oil shop was phenomenal! We sampled for 20 minutes and ended up buying three bottles of... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I visited Durango in 1984 and fell in love with it. I found this time that there was so much build up that the historic charm has disappeared. I suppose that this is progress and many people will find this much better, but for me it has become too commercialized.

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Edgewood, NM
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We got a little book from the B&B we stayed at, Walking Durango. Fascinating history and it's all around! It's great to see a city that appreciates their history and doesn't tear down those beautiful buildings!

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Durango for 3 nights to enable us to take the railroad trip so we also had plenty of time to look around town. A gentle awakening each morning as the steam train makes it's way into town at 7.30am, tooting as it goes. Plenty of choice of restaurants which get busy early, so be warned. We enjoyed... More

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lawrence, kansas, usa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Widely variable. Lots of old and young Hippies and Bohos. Loved it! Cool shops and galleries. Even a Tibet restaurant.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

There has been a great deal of revilatilization done to downtown. We just moved here three weeks ago and are enjoying the downtown area. Some of the best food I have had around the world. Restaurants are plentiful, brewing companies are all over and one distillery I have yet to partake of. Local beers in almost every restaurant. Only a... More

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Pleasanton, California
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

historic Durango brings back memories of the old west, Cowboys and cattle. Don't forget the lovely bar maids of yesteryear. Those remnants are now replaced with up pies and Beemers. Lots of great restaurants however quite pricey.

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Huntington Beach, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Downtown Durango is very quaint and houses many unique shops and restaurants. There are some historical plaques to read about the buildings too. Great to walk around before our after a train ride!

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Dallas, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Charming streets with overflowing flower baskets and friendly people. Lots of shops and a great Starbucks.

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