You'll find some of your best shopping opportunities in southwest Colorado in downtown Durango, along Main Avenue from the Durango & Silverton Railroad Depot north to 10th Street. Here, interspersed among restaurants and historic hotels, are shops selling a wide variety of items -- ranging from custom-made Western hats to kitchen gizmos to fine porcelain and imported gifts. And yes, there are plenty of tacky T-shirts as well.
Those seeking the region's premier art gallery will have to leave Main Avenue, but it's not far to the Toh-Atin Gallery, 145 W. Ninth St. (tel. 800/525-0384 or 970/247-8277; www.toh-atin.com). Specializing in original Southwestern and American Indian art, the gallery stocks Navajo weavings, bronze and alabaster sculptures, original paintings, pueblo pottery, and handcrafted jewelry.
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