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Historic Downtown Durango

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Address: 802 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
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+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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Great town with lots of little boutiques

Before we leave towns we visit we hit up the shops- we found some we loved! There is a little boutique with great clothing which is reasonably priced. Our favorite- urban market... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Before we leave towns we visit we hit up the shops- we found some we loved! There is a little boutique with great clothing which is reasonably priced. Our favorite- urban market! You can find a gift for pretty much anyone in there!

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Thank Leah S
Durango, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The milianials seem to enjoy downtown Durango. It is not unusual to smell marijuana, or to see someone driving, smoking a joint. There seems to be quite a bit homelessness and several closed businesses. It is over priced with poor customer service and parking. The overall feel seems dirty with drunkenness and leudness. If you like Burban Street in New... More 

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

Sorry you did not have a good experience. While marijuana is legal to purchase in Colorado, it is not legal to smoke it in public. Police do a good job of enforcement, but some people get away with it. Downtown currently has six vacant retail spaces on Main Ave out of over 100 total, but what we continue to see... More 

Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Being locals we get downtown a lot; mostly for dining since we don't do much shopping. Our favorite restaurant is Chamayo.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved the scenery with snow!! the architecture is nice! we walked thru and went to the Polar Express.

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

Thanks for the review and glad you had a good time! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As someone that comes from a big bustling city, it was so nice to be able to spend some time in a quiet little town that has everything you could think of. Everything about Historic Downtown Durango is amazing and I would recommend anyone go for a visit!

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

Thank you for the review, and for making time to visit Downtown Durango! More 

Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Super fun little downtown we went to the American bell and listen to the guitar player in the bar split the chicken pot pie!

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many nice shops and restaurants. Came after Christmas through the New Year. Every restaurant we ate at was very good. The shops we went in had many nice things to buy and look at. Our only disappointment was the lack of a holiday feeling. Very minimal decorations everywhere. Did not have the holiday feel we were hoping for since we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get a little bit of everything in this town. It's all right there! You really can feel that it must have been this way for a long time. Everything is within walking distance. We loved staying here. Wish we could have stayed longer!

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

Thank you so much for the review! Come back anytime! More 

Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shops are uniques and offer many bargains. ALL locals are inviting and friendly. They LOVE visitors and the LOVE where they live. You can tell...these are HAPPY people!

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

Thanks for the review Gary. You hit the nail on the head, we do love living here and always appreciate people for making a stop here on their vacations! More 

Maple Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed strolling the streets lit up streets of Durango over our winter holiday. It is vibrant with shops, people, cafes and nightlife. There is a street trolley. Everyone we met was upbeat. If you have time to tour the nearby college campus there are some terrific views!

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

Thank you for coming to Durango! We love our Downtown year round, but it looks especially good at Christmas. Thanks for noticing and we hope you come back soon! More 

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