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Historic Downtown Durango

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Address: 802 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
Phone Number: +1 970-247-3500
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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, plus the world famous Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. You'll find unique shops, amazing restaurants for all budgets, and plenty of events year round in Historic Downtown Durango.

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Very nice place to walk, dine, drink and stay

This is a very nice part of town with "historical" buildings full with activities. Many interesting old hotels, good shops, several microbrewery and restaurants. It is not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Cleveland, Oh
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Cleveland, Oh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very nice part of town with "historical" buildings full with activities. Many interesting old hotels, good shops, several microbrewery and restaurants. It is not particularly touristic and most of the shops and restaurants are interesting and in good shape.

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Frankfort, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A charming small resort town nestled in the San Juan mountains. Beautiful scenery. Wonderful specialty shops, gift shops and a wide variety of restaurants. Great place to party or to relax or to bring the kids. They have it all.

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Grimes, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Walk all the way up and down Main Street! You will see many unique shops and some great deals! Everyone is so friendly and it's very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice gift shops, restaurants and local tours. There's a small movie theater, a steam engine train tour and other cool things to do in downtown Durango.

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TimWalsworth, Public Relations Manager at Historic Downtown Durango, responded to this review

Thanks for the review TimeZoneCrosser! More 

Longmont, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the day after Thanksgiving, in the evening, and business was booming! Great restaurants and retail options. Everything you'd hope for from a Colorado mountain town.

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TimWalsworth, Public Relations Manager at Historic Downtown Durango, responded to this review

Thanks for the review 3Magpies! Glad you had a good time. More 

Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed right off the main strip and loved downtown. It was great and we are planning on coming back this winter. The bars have great beer, the food is fantastic, and everyone is friendly. To the person complaining about how touristy it is, and saying that they are too cheap for this: if you're so cheap and hate tourists,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Durango did a great job for keeping their downtown with the historical look. You could tell that alot of the buildings were older but with Durango and awesome job keeping them up. We did see it prior to riding the train. We wanted to go through the stores but after getting back from the train ride we wanted to go... More 

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TimWalsworth, Public Relations Manager at Historic Downtown Durango, responded to this review

Thank you for the review June and hope you can come back again sometime soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Historic Downtown Durango is a lovely place to visit & hangout. Delicious restaurants of many flavors. Fabulous coffeehouse, salons, shops, and a great independent bookstore. And don't forget the train!

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Thanks for the review Jennifer! More 

Lake City, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The shops were either tourist places or extremely expensive. Given I am from Florida, a pure tourist state, I hate tourist shops. Also, I am cheap, so I dislike over-priced shops.

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the shopping and restaurants--every meal was exceptional! Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. Hint--very strict parking enforcement---be aware of the time on your meter!

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TimWalsworth, Public Relations Manager at Historic Downtown Durango, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Linda and glad you enjoyed some of our amazing restaurants! More 

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