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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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Durango-Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

take train one way-come back on bus or friends Verry LONG both ways- dont wear white-Wave ALOT U R on the train have fun .

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend, we took the train to & from SIlverton and loved every minute of the ride. Be prepared it is a long day if you go both ways by train. I suggest buying the $10 book that marks the miles along the train ride. Sunglasses and a camera are a must bring. Sunglasses to keep any cinders and/or ashes... More

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Benton, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a type of activity that, while not essential in the larger aspects of life, is well worth experiencing should one have the time and money. A lot of fun and great scenery await passengers riding this little railroad 'that can'. From the belching, fire breathing steam engine to the comfortable seating (all cars different) the day long trip... More

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Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The train is moderately expensive but worth it! I would suggest the train ride to Silverton with the bus ride back to Durango. We rode regular inside coach which was just right for our taste. We had a beautiful trip seeing waterfalls and fall foliage. The time in Silverton before the bus leaves is fun, lot of shopping!

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Durango, CO, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We have been to many places around the world and USA and this is one of the best attractions. Of course the historical trains are incredible and the scenery great. We rode the third week of October and the fall colors were great, the best time I would think. Much later would be too late for the colors. We took... More

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Cypress, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is the best way to view the trees as they are changing colors. The train runs just fast/slow enough to enable still photos and videos as well. The closed coach was comfortable with easy access to the snack car. The conductor and several employees roamed the cars explaining various points of interest. (I would caution taking small children as... More

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Southeastern IL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I'm glad we took the train, but I won't do it again. We were in a narrated car so we got some history of the area. We also chose to ride the bus back instead of taking a round trip train trip. Beautiful scenery and interesting stories. Our one complaint was the volume the narrator had the speakers. It was... More

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Train was comfortable with friendly staff and the scenery spectacular! Fall aspens and river were gorgeous!

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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We took the world-famous Durango-Silverton railway journey as a highlight of an America By Rail South West tour. Our group found the journey immensely exciting, travelling along the stunning Rio Animas gorge and river on this 19th Century wonder. This experience cannot be properly rated in a conventional 21st Century context. It was a privilege and immense fun to participate... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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94 reviews 94 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We loved this attraction, but have some suggestions. Go when things are in bloom or especially when leaves are turning. Highly recommend you take the bus (1.5 hours and driver narrates all the way) one way and the train (4 hrs) the other. Taking the train both ways misses looking down into the gorgeous canyons. Select an enclosed car. We... More

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