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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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Waco, TX
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23 reviews 23 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

To put things in perspective: this review is based on the experience of my family of five, consisting of kids aged nine, seven and three. We chose to take the bus up to Silverton and the train back down. Excellent choice as the one-way train ride back down alone is 3 hours. We took the 9:30 bus ride up and... More

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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

My husband and I loved our ride on the Durango Silverton Railroad. Riding on the steam driven train was a treat and the scenery was beautiful. Our time in Silverton, although short, was enjoyable as well. If you are in the area, this trip is a must.

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Parker, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

If you love trains, you'll love this place. It's so full of history, I could have spent all day there. Lots of pics on the wall and it even has trains inside the facility.

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Columbia, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I can't say enough about the entire trip. It is absolutely stunning. I took the bus up and the train down. This left us with about 2.5 hours in Silverton, which was probably enough. Bus ride was scenic, and the driver was safe and fairly entertaining. The mix of bus up, train down was nice because we had different views... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

For a country boy from the dry flatlands of Texas this was an experience. In addition, I don't like heights. On this train ride the turns are such that you can nearly see the engine of the train broadside. The tracks are so narrow and the cars so wide that at times you look over into a bottomless canyon. For... More

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The 1/2 day tour was pleanty. It was nice but I would not have wanted to go round trip. We did the 1/2 day jeep tour in Silverton through Mild to Wild (which was great) and road the train home. Grabbed lunch in Silverton and ate on the train. Good times.

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York, PA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

July 6, 2014, my family and I rode the bus to Silverton and took the train back. While in Silverton, we took an ATV tour with San Juan Backcountry (separate review). The bus ride was long and boring. Tom our “tour guide” shared a couple bits of interesting information, but talked more about himself, his jobs, his health, his family,... More

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Cincinnati
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Our family absolutely loved our day with the Narrow Gauge railroad and the visit to Silverton. We took the bus up to Silverton, which was faster than the train and had spectacular views from the tops of the mountains in the area. Silverton was a great little old west town with fun shops and restaurants. We ate at Grumpy's and... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Absolutely great experience. We booked seats in an open gondola (make sure you sit on the right hand side as you go up the valley, for better views). Soot was no real problem but we saw some people rubbing their eyes. The friendly D&SNG staff also carry eyewash with them, just in case. We took the bus back to shorten... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had a very relaxing and enjoyable day on the train. The scenery was beautiful, the weather was perfect, and the train attendant was very attentive and personable. We chose the parlor car for 21+ patrons. The tables and chairs were comfortable but a bit close together. We were served cinammon rolls on the way up and before our departure... More

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