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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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Old town feel....

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Cottonwood, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time wandering around town and seeing the sites. Neat shops, restaurants and lots of history all around town. Loved the changing colors of the trees and cool crispness of the day.

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

THANKS Karen! Glad you had a good time and we are enjoying the wonderful weather too! More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Is a cool place to go if you dont have anything else to do... the street are clean and theres a lot of different places ... the view pf the mountains are beautiful

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family drove through downtown Durango, Colorado on a recent trip out west. We were en route from Mesa Verde National Park to Santa Fe, New Mexico and decided to eat dinner in Durango. We ate at Steamworks Brewery. Unfortunately we didn't have time to do much more than that. Even driving through you can get the feel that this... More 

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

Thanks for the review GoVols79! Steamworks is one of Downtown Durango's flagship restaurants and we love it too! More 

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