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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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Hartsburg, Missouri
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194 reviews 194 reviews
126 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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IL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

There is a lot to do in and around Durango. We didn't have enough time to enjoy the many hikes and Mesa Verde. Interesting old hotels. Train to or from Silverton (cool historic mining town) is a must. Drive the Million Dollar Highway all the way to Ouray (cute town).

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Allen, Texas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Nice visit and everyone from shop clerks, restaurateur's, hotel employees were so nice and seemed genuinely appreciative to have tourists there. I'll be back!

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Syracuse, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Loved walking around town and checking out the shops. Shop owners were very friendly and a nice assortment offered. However prices are high in this small village. Nice variety of antique shops, clothing, toy shops, gifts etc. main avenue is an easy walking street. Enjoy!!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A cute town filled with shops and restaurants that r over priced. The weather is wonderful though.Nice to see the old buildings Still standing proud.

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El Centro, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Make sure you go downtown (to the First National Bank) on Saturdays for their Farmer's Market. Yum! Lots of veggies, meats and other vendors. One of the best Farmer's Markets I have been to.

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Tijeras, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Easy to walk around and enjoy the colorful stores and scenery. Many shops and eateries to select from with horse drawn carriages and a transit trolly for easy going around town. Everyone is friendly and happy. A must go place! Good for families or couples.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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187 reviews 187 reviews
72 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

wonderful old buildings. stroll through easy. main has most of the shops. 3rd street has some beutiful old homes to walk by, really neat, lots of local brews too so can stroll drink, stroll

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Phoenix, Arizona
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140 reviews 140 reviews
65 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Enjoyed walking the streets and window shopping. Parking can be a hassle, but metered street parking is always available, even if it canbe in short supply. Streets are often blocked off during street festivals. We enjoyed strolling through the General Palmer Hotel with it's beautifully furnished vintage lobby. We also stopped into the Strater Hotel and enjoyed it's period ambience.... More

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We spent everyday visiting this area while in Durango. Never ran out of things to do. Can't wait until we can return. Fantastic vacation spot.

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