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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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Durango -- A Town in Transition

Disclaimer: This review does not apply to the Grand Loop Highway (Durango/Silverton/Telluride circuit) or the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge R.R., which launch from Durango... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Disclaimer: This review does not apply to the Grand Loop Highway (Durango/Silverton/Telluride circuit) or the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge R.R., which launch from Durango. I have been to Durango many times in the last thirty years, and I can say that it is a town in transition. What was once a somewhat sleepy "Western" town has given way to corporate retreats,... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Lots of neat shops, especially the local yarn shop! Great variety of place to eat. Interesting people everywhere.

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Illinois
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166 reviews 166 reviews
65 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on our way to see the 4 corners.This is such a quaint town. We just loved the historic downtown area. There are many shops, restaurants and very old hotels that are just beautiful. We visited two micro breweries while we were there. One was Carver Brewing Co. which we had lunch. It was a very nice place... More 

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Woodbridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We enjoyed our stay in Durango. Our visit there focused mainly on the half-day trip on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which was fantastic! It is one of the premiere steam loco trips in the country! Nice little town with that western theme. Lot of restaurants and cowboy bars. This town was very clean and family-friendly. Highly-recommended.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Enjoyed taking a wander through town on a holiday time late afternoon early evening. Lots of shops to gaze in from the historic train depot and it's accompanying museum to historic hotel lobbies. There are a couple historic lobbies well worth taking a look in downtown and plenty of stores with all sorts of curiosities from the usual tourist gifts... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is an interesting town to visit with a variety of shops from tat to pricey art.....so there is something for pretty much every-one. Lots of eating options and plenty of meter parking, although you can park on the back streets if you are early in the day or not around lunchtime.

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Thousand Oaks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A great place to walk around and view the sights... We did not have much time, but would have loved to spend a few days exploring the local area and sights...

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Indian Wells
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Strolling down Historic area is a must to any visit to Durango. The shops, restaurants and old west feeling are all fantastic. At the end of Main St is the historic Silverton Narrow Guage RR Museum.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It was fun to walk up and down the street people watching .Very good restaurants in the area. We were there in winter . Some were closed.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I felt as though I was walking down the set of an old western movie. Train whistles blew in the distant, old hotels beckoned with their iridescent lights, music drifted from saloons with waitresses in "western" attire. John Wayne would have been happy.

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