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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

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Address: 479 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
Phone Number: 970-247-2733
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Activities: Group tours/train
Description: Hop aboard a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive that travels along the...
Hop aboard a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive that travels along the same railroad tracks that miners, cowboys and the early settlers of the Old West used over a hundred years ago. The route winds in and out of canyons and past open wilderness affording great views. The price of a ticket also includes admission to the D&SNGRR Museum and the Silverton Freight Yard Museum.
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Winter trip only up half way. Great scenery, great service. Lots of photo ops. One of the best rides we've taken. Highly recommend. Just missed full trip by a week.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Tacoma, WA
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134 reviews 134 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Winter trip only up half way. Great scenery, great service. Lots of photo ops. One of the best rides we've taken. Highly recommend. Just missed full trip by a week.

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Orlando FL, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The 1880's train station and steam engines are authentic and lovingly restored to their original grandeur. An adjoining museum is free and salutes our military history, railroading, farming traditions and holds an interesting array of hand made folk art (including furnished models of Durango's downtown).

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The conductors and staff did a good job and it was one of the few places that took credit cards higher up in the mountains. The view from the train was breathtaking. We ordered the lunches instead of bringing our own and the sandwiches were good and filling. They made a great picnic at Cascade Canyon.

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Tampa, Florida
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We spent the day on the train from Durango to Silverton and back. It makes for a long day. I would recommend the unless you are a real historic train nut that you take the train to Silverton and drive back to Durango. Going both ways makes for a very long day on the train and the ride back in... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a very beautiful train ride. A wonderful and leisurely way to see the surrounding Durango area and fun way to get to Silverton. Durango and Silverton and cute little towns with plenty of shopping and dining options. I would recommend this to anyone visiting the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We rode the spring train today from Durango to Cascade Canyon and were truly in awe of the beauty. It is something that cannot be seen by car so is truly worth the trip. The staff was very informative and friendly. We had pre-orders a box lunch - a large sandwich, chips, and a cookie- and found this to be... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We took the train to Silverton and stayed two days there and rode back to Durango. We really enjoyed the ride. It was a good trip beautiful country.

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San Antonio, Florida, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I have ridden the railroad on three seperate trips over the last five years. There are so many great sights and one thing to avoid to make your trip easier and more comfortable. The train is a true piece of history in and of itself. The interior and exterior workmanship and the love and attention to detail by the workers,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great experience; we loved every minute. We chose the Knight Rider wagon, with the sunroof. The views are fantastic and coming through one after another - the forest, the river, the precipices, the narrow passes - while climbing into the Rockies. The place is run by great guides that run the show like clockwork. Technicians are heavily involved also in... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Polar Express is wonderful and very much worth the money! We've been on these Christmas trains in 3 different cities (Chattanooga, Blue Ridge GA, and Durango) and this one was by far the best. I would love to ride this train again on an ordinary day, but the regular rides are waaaaay too long for younger children. I do wish... More 

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