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Historic Downtown Durango

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Address: Main St., Durango, CO
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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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Great variety of shops...

Love the historic nature of downtown Durango and it does have an excellent variety of shops. That being said, too many of the places cater to the tourist crown nowadays. It used... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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San Diego, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Love the historic nature of downtown Durango and it does have an excellent variety of shops. That being said, too many of the places cater to the tourist crown nowadays. It used to have more local oriented shops with surprisingly fair prices for some great products. It's still a great way to kill 2-3 house walking thru town and I... More 

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Putnam Valley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

there was always something exciting going on from nightly entertainment to the rail fest every night was fun

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Nephi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fun shops to browse in and a variety of places to shop. There are outdoor venders, as well as the brick and morar establishments that have been there for a good long time. The streets are narrow and parking is risky so best advise is to park off street behind the stores. It was an easy walk from the train... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Loved walking around town and checking things out. Lots of little stores, cafes, coffee shops to go into. Great little adventure

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We spent two nights in the historic district of Durango. Great choices for lunch and dinner. Also, loved to walk the streets and shop around for things not readily found at home. Town is very clean music flows into the streets from various places. Nice getaway place to go. Also, a river runs through it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My family loves going to Durango- Its a great place just to get out and walk. From great desserts to top quality fly shops to art Galleries there is something for everyone to enjoy-

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you want to go back to the 1880s, by all means visit Durango, Colorado. The stores, bars, and restaurants have kept their wild west charm and are a treat to visit. As a college student I lived there in the early 1960s before it became a tourist mecca and even though there are numerous T-shirt and souvenir shops, it's... More 

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Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Main St. is about all there is about it. A mixture of real touristy places, genuine places and everything in between. You can stroll through both sides of the street in easily less than a day - depending on the number of brewery stops. Looks like parking is a problem, but you really don't have to drive around very long... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Great shopping and authentic western ambience with plenty to do make this a fun destination in southwestern CO.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We walked the shops for awhile and came across a little Himalayan clothing store called Dreams of Tibet. Beautiful clothes at very reasonable prices. The lady there was very friendly and recommended we eat at the Nepalese restaurant next door. It was super super good. She told us to try the yaksha mo-mo and she was right. They are dumplings... More 

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