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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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Wonderful walkable experience

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Rochester
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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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221 reviews 221 reviews
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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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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

There is nothing that can compare to Durango's Historic downtown. It is so beautiful and welcoming. You can see the influences of the past with the historic hotels and the train station. If your'e looking for somewhere to eat, don't worry there are tons of great restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops throughout the whole area. Want to do a little... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

So many places with charm and great eats. Three days of experiences the downtown choices. Best was a real Japanese sushi place! I lived in Japan for five years and the food was as good as the top ones in Tokyo. Try the Sushitarian you will enjoy the staff as soon as you come in and up to the time... More 

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Oceanside, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had a little book called "Walking Durango" and took about 2 hours walking down Main Street and the side streets and learned about the history of this amazing little town. The book is by Peggy Winkworth and is somewhat of a scavenger hunt. Fun for both adults and kids. Make sure you look for the "fairy doors" at the... More 

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