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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, Museums
Activities: Group tours/train
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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.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We did a lot of research before this trip and opted for the train ride up and the bus down. We can recommend this as a good option - best of both worlds and the bus takes a different route back which enables you to see even more beautiful scenery. The train ride takes 3 1/2 hours to do 45... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This is something you need to do if you want to see the scenery in Durango and Silverton. It was truly amazing for anyone who enjoys the 'scenic route'. Silverton was good, but I prefer to explore Silverton and surrounding areas by Jeep! the only downside I have was that you only had barely enough time to eat lunch before... More

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

A friend and I did a father / daughter day with our Dad's. Really had a nice time. Beautiful simply beautiful. We took the short trip.

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Huntington Beach, California
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18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was definitely a family favorite. After considering the amount of time that we would be on the train going round-trip, I opted for the bus up and train down. I knew the kids would be interested one way, but two? Not so sure. The bus ride was actually very comfortable and the driver shared some sights and history of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We opted for the drive up and train down - sure glad we did - the ride down is long and the scenery is beautiful but I was ready to "disembark" when we hit bottom. The only car we had to choose from was the car with the guide - she was great and entertaining but I longed for just... More

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you want to spend a whole day on a classic rail journey through the San Juan Forest this is a must. It is not cheap but the slow train, great scenery and informed staff on th train make it a great experience. Sure you can drive to Silverton in 45mins but this is so much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

What a fantastic day we had we loved the experience from the moment we arrive at the station in Durango to the moment we arrived back. Towns folk walking about in authentic costume sets the scene and the day up. The train moves through wilderness and Colorado Rockies and you could be back in the 1800`s. The buffet car on... More

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Durango, Colorado
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We are locals in Durango, and love to take this train ride in cars that are over 100 years old pulled by locomotives that are almost that old. Before booking it, you need to understand that the ride is a bit rough, and heating and cooling are not up to modern standards, It helps if you are a steam locomotive... More

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Ravenna, Italia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Good experience, I saw beatiful place and was tipical old train, I suggest to use the train to go, but get a bus to come back.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The museum is a must to see Traces early history of colorado rail system. Mant great original locomotives and passanger cars. Spectacular model railroad. Train ride aling anamus river spectacular especially in october for colorfull fall landscape. Train at times goes along steep cliffs overlooking the rushing anamus river. Silverton is great old mining town with original buildings circa 1890.... More

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