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Historic Downtown Durango
Ranked #3 of 71 things to do in Durango
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Historic Downtown Durango is the heart of the community. Filled with over 200 unique shops, stores and restaurants, Downtown Durango has something for everyone. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is located in Downtown, and has daily excursions plus a FREE museum. The Strater Hotel is also in Downtown and has been in operation since the 1800's. We have wonderful restaurants, from fast food to fine dining and everything in between. Plus there are amazing shops with unique items, including nearly a dozen world class art galleries. To learn more about Historic Downtown Durango, visit our website, and use the FREE wifi Downtown at Durango WiFi. Thanks for visiting!
Reviewed February 21, 2012

Came to Durango for 5 weeks to do a show at the Arts Center. I have absolutely fallen in love with Durango as well as its people. Everyone was so nice! The food seriously rocks! I was very happy to see such support for all areas of the arts! I can't wait to go back!

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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Beautiful place. I love just walking down the street and watching the trains. Great restaurants as well.

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Reviewed February 19, 2012

lots of shops, resturants and very dog friendly. Parking is a pain, lots of photo ops.

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Reviewed February 7, 2012

Don't get me wrong, it's a LOVELY town and a really authentic, old-fashioned downtown. I was here back in November 2006 and remembered it to be a bit more lively at that time (week of Thanksgiving). On my second visit (Dec 2011), it was after Christmas and cold, so there weren't a whole lot of people walking around. We were walking up and down Main street, and although it was after 10am, it felt like we were there before any of the shops were opened yet. They were open, but there just wasn't a lot of foot traffic.

My friends who live 10 minutes from there and own a business located downtown told me that that's pretty typical. So my advice is to not expect a "busy" downtown and just go there to appreciate learning the history of this authentic western town. You'll enjoy it much more I think! :o)

Thank CLaw_9
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Reviewed February 4, 2012

Tons of nice shops, good restaurants, and plenty to do in the area.

Thank mbtelluride
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