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“Great city with neat old buildings”

Historic Downtown Durango
Ranked #9 of 78 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 8 October 2011

Durango is not a large city but the downtown is surprisingly large. I suppose it is such a popular tourist town that the many hotels, restaurants, and shops catering to visitors give it a huge feel. We found it nice just to stroll several blocks down one side and then cross the street and walk back. An art fair was one block away with exhibits for about three blocks. The most fun was just looking at the old architecture, much of which is late 19th century and trying to figure out where to eat and if we wanted to peek into shops. I sense that special days are frequent. The day we arrived in town there was an Octoberfest celebration going on which closed the main street for a few hours. A band was playing and lots of people were drinking beer. Yes, it is very commercial and I did prefer some other south western Colorado cities that seemed calmer. But Durango is a great city for visitors.

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Reviewed 7 October 2011

Downtown has the majority of the area restaurants and shops. It is hard to find a space to park on weekend evenings.

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Reviewed 7 October 2011

Historic Downtown Durango, we love it here !
first of all WOW this place is outstanding much to see and do,we we come here alot we will be back in 2 weeks ahain,we like to eat at a deferent resturaunt each time this time we ate at the Ore House it was great,the train is very cool,
this is a great place forgreat views & great Fun,
Eddie

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Reviewed 5 September 2011

Durango is strategically located for easy access to great SW Colorado adventures and attractions. The historic downtown is great, with beautiful parks, shops and restaurants that are easily walkable.

On a recent visit, a section of a street downtown was closed off with a small street fair with live music, good food, drinks and local artists showing off and selling their work. It was a great way to spend the evening.

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