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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

479 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
970-247-2733
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Ranked #3 of 28 attractions in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/train
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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San Antonio, Texas
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I just finished my trip to Durango and overall the city was great. We traveled to the city of Silverton, Co and it was an amazing trip to a small mining town. You are like a time traveler in the 1800, panning for gold and silver. The train was amazing and you get to view areas that can only be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Have been on this train ride before. Railroad offers different packages. We took the narrated coach and was extremely informative. Took about 3 1/2 hours to get to Silverton. Scenery was gorgeous. If you have never been on a narrow gauge RR there is a great deal of side to side movement. Its not s smooth ride but definitely a... More

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La Verne, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Our family of five bought tickets for the Prospector car. It was a wonderful trip with incredibly beautiful views. -Ally was our hostess for the trip and she was wonderful, serving us goodies and telling us stories about the railroad and the surrounding areas. We were given cinnamon rolls and coffee on the ride up to Silverton, and she had... More

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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We were in the Silver Vista car and it was fantastic! The scenery was breathtaking. Our guide, a teacher in Durango, did an excellent job of pointing out views and telling us about the history of the train. We received a large souvenir bag and two travel mugs in addition to beverages and a delicious cinnamon roll. We did take... More

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Riverside, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I had planned a road trip to Durango so that we could ride the train since my son with Down Syndrome loves trains. When I called to make reservations, I had already read alot about it on TA and knew that I wanted to be in the Rio Grande car for the open air and more comfortable seats plus I... More

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Chula Vista, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Liked: The views fantastic, the train Yankee recently redone and picturesque. Our server, Irene extremely knowledgeable and gave great service. The town of Silverton very cute with lots of great restaurants. Dislike: Deceptive advertising on the wine train. As it was written up the stated two "samples" in the morning and two on the way back. I had two total... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

If you can't give this five stars you simply don't get it!!! My boys and I rode the bus up and the train down. Silverton is full of history and great people. I could easily spend all day, or even longer, there. The train ride down was equally as great. We had Chipeta the narrator on our car. She was... More

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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

A great senic trip up the mountain to Silverton on a coal fired locomotive.Very exciting views,you may even see some wild life,you will not be disapointed.

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Georgia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We took the D&SNGRR to the zip line tour along the way. It made for a great day. The views were tremendous. Well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We went to Durango just for this place..My 9 yr old loved this place lots of stuff to look at plus it's free

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