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“Lovely old town feeling” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Historic Downtown Durango

Historic Downtown Durango
Main St., Durango, CO
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$336*
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2-Night Stay in Durango with Scenic Train Ride
Ranked #3 of 59 things to do in Durango
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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.
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Lovely old town feeling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 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.
Restaurants and saloons are not in short supply but besides those, there are some other fun shops that sell more than just tourist stuff.
Felt safe walking, even after dark and the streets are clean. Did not notice any public restrooms. Horse and carriage rides are also available.

Visited May 2014
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Owasso, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Love Durango”
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.

Visited August 2013
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“Quaint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Quaint downtown area with lots of shopping & eateries. Easy to walk And family friendly. With the live music, it is a nice way to spend an evening with out kids too!

Visited June 2014
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Prescott
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“Stores open after dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The old town of Durango is small but filled with lots of interesting and different stores to pique your interest. There are excellent restaurants and many small shops selling quick bites also. As some of the stores stay open after the dinner hour during the week, it's a wonderful place to stroll and work off a delicious dinner. We stayed within walking distance of this area which made it very accessible.

Visited June 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Great downtown”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Stayed overnight on our way back to AZ from Colo Springs last August (2013). Great downtown. Love all the old buildings, and the old hotels. Durango has done a nice job with this. Shopping pretty good, and was impressed with the dog-friendly establishments. Would like to have spent more time here.....

Visited August 2013
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