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Historic Downtown Durango

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Address: Main St., Durango, CO
Description: Many of the original buildings constructed and used by the area's pioneers...
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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A good stroll through the downtown area

There are all of the usual old mining town ski area types of shops available, from art galleries to furniture shops, to t-shirt shops, to jewelry shops,to restaurants, etc. etc.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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130 reviews 130 reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

There are all of the usual old mining town ski area types of shops available, from art galleries to furniture shops, to t-shirt shops, to jewelry shops,to restaurants, etc. etc.

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Miami
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A bunch of shops, bars, restaurants, coffee houses, etc. It was a great place to spend a little time walking with the wife. We were surprise how vibrant this city was.

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Niceville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Lots of restaurants and shops. Very walkable. Depot for the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad at one end of Main Street. Fun to watch the train arriving and departing. Panhandlers and homeless sleeping in doorways are a detractor.

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Rochester
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19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

When I travel I like to be able to walk to everything if possible. This fits the bill to a "T". Good shopping, wonderful restaurants choices, night life and I felt very safe.

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Roseburg, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Locals from here, like myself though I'm a tourist now, knew the old downtown Main St. district merchants could be indifferent and treat you like you owe them a favor, so not much changed there. I shopped elsewhere in the Durango area, but I will say that Durango's history and preservation with some of the old bldgs and a great... More 

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oakwood, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Beautiful Historic buildings, shopping was great and most stores are pet friendly!! Shopkeepers had bowls of water outside their stores for your pet to get a drink of water and more of the restaurants have seating outside so your pet can sit with you.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We spent 4 days/3 nights and enjoyed the architecture and folks of Durango. It's wonderful to be able to walk thru history that's being preserved and truly enjoyed by it's dedicated population.

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Rockville, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Ate at 2 superb restaurants in Durango: the Ore House and Ken & Sue's. The food at the Ore house was excellent, if you are willing to trust the and like the chef's combinations for the entrees. It was also the most expensive restaurant in 3 weeks in the southwestern area. Put it all together, and the Ore House MAY... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Town was nice, pleasant and beautiful. It is near the San Juan National Forest which offers breathtaking views, especially the drive to the town and forest entrance. Definitely "selfie" worth scenery, I would say post card but its 2015.

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Colorado
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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Almost the entire length of Main Avenue, (Historic Downtown), is lined with places to dine, and places to drink. And, if those don't suit you, walk a block or two off the main drag, and you'll find even more choices. There is no shortage of good places to meet people, especially locals, and almost all of them are friendly and... More 

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