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Historic Downtown Durango Tours and Activities

Historic Downtown Durango
The heart of Durango is a nationally registered historic district where visitors can walk in the footsteps of the miners and railroad workers who helped settle the Wild West, though today’s Durango is quite a bit more upscale that it was when William Jackson Palmer settled the area in the late 1800s. Historic attractions include the original Strater Hotel, built in 1887, and the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which still carries passengers between the two towns along the Animas River. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Museum sits at the back of the railyard with exhibits describing the history of the town and the railway.

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In addition to the historic sites, downtown Durango boasts a rich collection of shops,restaurants and art galleries. It’s a great area to explore after spending a day skiing or hiking in the surrounding mountains.
Address: Durango, Colorado 81301, USA
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Durango Family-Friendly 2-Hour Rafting Trip

Durango Family-Friendly 2-Hour Rafting Trip

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Get your whole family out on the rapids with this whitewater rafting trip down the Animas River in Durango. Spend two hours in the company of an adventure guide, paddling over Class I, II, and III rapids, suitable for novices and experts alike (including children). Shoot down the river and take in the scenery, coming away with a sense of accomplishment and a better understanding of Colorado's wilderness.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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