This tour explores South Main Avenue were weary travelers disembarked the Durango & Rio Grande Railway to make a new life for themselves. This district was the dirtier part of town due to the proximity of the train station and smelter. Near the very southern end was the Italian district and there you could find affordable hotels frequented by miners and ranchers. Visit the site of an Italian saloon with a tragic love story, a historic hotel next to the first variety theater where raucous cowboys slammed down whiskey and the very place where one wicked outlaw was hung.
We are honored to partner with Four Leaves Winery. You will delight in Dean’s succulent house made wines; including his fruit wines reminiscent of Durango’s past. We encourage you to stay after the tour and enjoy some free samples of wine (courtesy of Four Leaves), and some new friends, in the old Italian district. You are not obligated to enter the establishment or to purchase drinks but it is a highlight of the tour and we hope that you do!
This tour goes into Nini’s Taqueria, The Historic General Palmer Hotel, The Historic Strater Hotel and Four Leaves Winery.
Meeting Place: Horse sculptures in front of the train depot
Times: See tour calendar
Price: $30 Adults
Length: 90 minutes
Capacity: 10 people. We pride ourselves on small groups for a more intimate experience. However, we need at least 4 people to run a tour.