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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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Omaha, NE
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I took our family group of 11 on this ride and it was one of the highlights of our week long stay in the Durango area. When we arrived to pick up our tickets on the day of departure, there had been a mix up and the person at the counter said our ride tickets were for... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My 9-year-old boy has been fascinated with trains since he was young, so, we went to Durango specifically so that we could ride the train. We stayed at a hotel that was 2 blocks away from the train station and museum but we decided to take the bus going to Silverton and that was a blast! The views were amazing!!!... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I was advised to take the bus to Silverton and the train back because the train ride up and back was about 5 hours. I'm glad I did that because I purchased an upscale seat in the last car. It was a beautiful trip but 2 1/2 hours on the train is enough. The bus ride up also gave you... More

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Pahrump, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We chose seats in the narration car, which gave us a guide dressed in period costume giving us all kinds of history from the times of the railroad back in the 1800's. It was so informative and interesting to hear the perspective from an historical figure from the time period. We had a gentleman on the way up, and a... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Second time we've ridden the train but the first time we were able to see the scenery (unforecast snow and rock slide the first time) and it is spectacular to say the least. We did the round-trip with lunch and sight-seeing in Silverton. A bucket-list entry, for sure.

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Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It was a great trip. You can't go to Durango and not ride the train. The scenery was great, even though We encountered rain in Silverton.

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Harker Heights, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

To start off, I thought the trip was going to be a "bust". We had (I thought) scheduled the Wine Train trip, but when we got to the ticket counter the day before - just to verify our reservation, etc. we were informed that the company had changed the date of the wine train and we were now scheduled on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Can recommend this rail route for a day out from Durango to Silverton and return. If you can get a seat in the open sided carriage you will see so much more on the journey, especially when the train crawls around the cliff edge over the Animas River Gorge below. Sit on the right hand side heading for Silverton if... More

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Winchester, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We chose the open coach gondola, which was the cheapest way and as far as we were concerned, the best. The closed coaches have seats facing the front like a regular train, the gondola has bench seats facing the outside. People from the closed coaches were coming in and squeezing us out so they could see better! In hindsight we... More

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Loved this train ride. Lots of fun. You do have assigned seats, so when you get a chance..head outside. You get to see, hear, feel and smell the beauty around you. You wont be disappointed!

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