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Historic Downtown Durango

Address: Main St., Durango, CO
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Ranked #7 of 19 Attractions in Durango
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Owner description: Many of the original buildings constructed and used by the area's pioneers can be found in this...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

There is a ton of shopping, super cool buildings. Even when it's cold outside well worth walking around. Love the historical train stations and the steam engine. If we had more time we would have went on the train for the polar express ride!! The traffic sucked once you get downtown it's one way and the traffic just blows. Cars... More 

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Colorado
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Downtown Durango shops are a fun place to shop for yourself or others, especially at Christmas time. The shops offer a huge selection of different merchandise to please everyone on your list for souvenirs from your visit to Durango or for special occasions. Very pet friendly.

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Oakland, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Awesome historic downtown. Loved walking along visiting the shops. Merchants are very friendly and glad you are there. Found some good bargains since it was early for the summer season. Even had a snow flurry. We had no problem finding parking, and stayed for a couple of hours. Durango is great little town! Don't miss it.

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Metairie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A great place to walk, window shop and eat. There is a great selection of resturants for meat eaters to vegans and some wonderfull pastry shops.

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New Mexico
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Drove up to Durango for a day trip since I'd never been there before. I wasn't disappointed. My 7 year old son loved it. We parked and walked the historic downtown.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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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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