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Royal Gorge Route Railroad

3rd Street, off Highway 50 (Royal Gorge Blvd), Canon City, CO 81212
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Ranked #14 of 19 Activities in Canon City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Dinner Theaters, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Dining
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Owner description: F-7 streamlined locomotives follow a route along the "Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River" and feature Twilight and Dinner trains.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We travelled through the gorge the day before our river rafting experience to give us an idea of what to expect. The ride was comfortable and exhilarating and well worth the money.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We bought tickets in the regular coach as an expensive treat and ate a sack lunch before leaving. It was magnificent October weather, so we stood outside in the open car for the great scenic ride both ways while an employee gave a running commentary. Somewhat tiring to stand for two hours, but seeing the bridge above us was amazing... More

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Corydon, Indiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The down side to the whole experience was the long hot wait to board the train. Boarding was slowed down even more by someone taking a picture of each little group or individual as they got on the train. They certainly want to make as much money off you as they can. We were going to travel with another couple.... More

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Fairfield, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We took a lunch time trip in October, rewarded with perfect weather all day. This is a spectacular trip worth taking once. We had tickets that included lunch in a dome car and the food was surprisingly good for R/R fair. One issue with service was that there are a limited number of servers. If you are one of the... More

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Pueblo, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I had a great dinner with coworkers and the views were spectacular. The trip through the Gorge was like it was when I used to run trains there way back when. I recommend. The drinks are kinda weak, however the food was excellent.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The best way to see and experience royal gorge. If the weather is great purchase a coach ticket and stand in the open air car to view the awesome sights of the gorge and take your pictures. If you want to have a table and wait staff attend you while sitting in a car then purchase the vista dome. The... More

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Tipp City, Ohio
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148 reviews 148 reviews
76 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This train ride was one of the big highlights of our trip out west. We took our grandsons, ages 10 & 8, and they absolutely had a wonderful time. We saw big horn sheep, huge suspension bridge above us, and marvelous scenery. The staff was very friendly and helpful! I would give this 6 stars if I could. It was... More

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Cotopaxi, Colorado
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373 reviews 373 reviews
49 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We just took this trip and it was very enjoyable. There are three classes of service and we chose the vista dome with a 12:30 weekday departure. The entire trip is about 2 1/2 hours. It is scenic and you go under the Royal Gorge bridge. It is pretty much as advertised. Seat are assigned and when we went, the... More

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Southington, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This was amazing. Very roomy assigned seats- very comfortable. The day we were there , there was an open car- amazing views!!!! This attraction is wheelchair accessible and family friendly. There is food available for purchase on the train. The staff is wonderful, friendly and helpful. It is 12 miles out and 12 miles back, about 2 hours. There is... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

What a awesome fun night. Celebrating our 29 th anniversary wanted . To do something fun . Food was absolutely amazing. .Prime Rib dinner presented beautiful. Murder Mystery was done so good and inter acted with guest. A must do!

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