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Historic Downtown Durango

Main St., Durango, CO
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Ranked #8 of 28 attractions in Durango
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Great area of Durango to spend all of your evenings after white water rafting, horseback riding or hiking. Every kind of restaurant you can think of and a few hotels from the old times too!

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Spanish Fork, Utah
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94 reviews 94 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Durango seems to be just your average tourist trap town. Some old buildings and a train. Main Street (which is actually Main Avenue) is just one restaurant and gift store after the other. We might have shopped at a few more of the stores if parking would have been more readily available. No place to park. And then they have... More

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Dallas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great restaurants, parking is limited. Take the trolley whenever possible. Very limited shopping after 6 pm.

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Lake Odessa, Michigan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I enjoy going from shop to shop in the old downtown. I bought 6 pr. of shoes between the 2 Brown's shoe stores. We enjoyed the old saloons and candy shops. It's perfect for walking and you always feel perfectly safe.

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Topeka, KS
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83 reviews 83 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Downtown is a fun area to walk around. Parking is tough at times. Multiple unique places to eat. Felt safe walking around late in the evening.

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The train ride is a must with spectacular views, silverton is very quaint pity we did not stay longer. Wish had done over nite there. Durango itself is very nice but overpriced and is losing its originality.

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Was the perfect little town! Unfortunately, as cute Colorado towns often do, they are becoming overwhelmed by wealthy and snobby people. I still love it here, but it is really changing. Make sure you visit before it goes the way of Telluride and Aspen!

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denver, co
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

sorry...move on to other towns...Durango had become a 3rd class crowded tourist trap like Florida Why go here? Stay in the freeway like northern Colorado to the next minivan stop, Chipotle many other towns to see and enjoy besides this worn out traffic jam EVEN Farmington is better...Durangos just a junk shop real estate agent tourist trap AVOID Jack Kester

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College Station, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I am not a shopper and I found plenty to look at in Durango's quaint downtown. The shops have a nice variety. Several are upscale and with great gifts. My friends shopped ALL day. I lasted the morning.

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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128 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The only standout beautiful building was the Strater Hotel. The rest could have been anywhere USA. Lots of restaurants. Not as many souvenier type shops as I expected. Had to stop walking down one block on Main street due to thug type boys rapping. Parking is difficult and metered.

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