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"The real Wild West was here!!" Durango Things to Do Tip by ephobius

Durango Things to Do: 7 reviews and 6 photos

  Durango, the authentic West
by ephobius

Have you seen Westerns? Yes, those films with lots of cowboys and indians. Well, many of them were filmed here in Durango, not in the USA! Actor John Wayne filmed 7 here!

And many of the movie sets are still there today! Go to Chupaderos (see postcard), a ghost town about 20 kms from Durango City.

Or better yet, visit Villas del Oeste (Western Villages) a modern themed park, with living cowboys and real horses. There you can enjoy of gunfighting, piano music at the saloon, and beautiful girls dressed according to the time and dancing can-can.

Food and souvenirs available. Entrance is only 1 dollar!

You don't need to be Emmit Brown or Marty McFly to go back in time and enjoy the Wild West! :)

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  • Updated Apr 23, 2003
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