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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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Painesville, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

One word sums up our day.....WONDERFUL. Our experience boarding the bus in Durango and the train in Silverton were easy and simple. The only issue is that the parking lot is far away from the Durango Depot. For people who have a hard time walking, it would be nice to have a shuttle from the parking lot to the depot.... More

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Michigan
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49 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We actually took this trip in July of 2012 and it was a long trip. Our train was late coming into Silverton so we only had enough time to eat there. But other than that this trip had great scenic views and great vintage train equipment.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We didn't even ride the train and the experience was great. The museum is a funny mix of things, lots of models and some really wonderful old trains. The chap who works in the museum is very sweet and informative. We were lucky enough to see them getting the train out and it was great. Although don't stand downwind wearing... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I rode the Durango and Silverton on 19 June 2014. I chose the Cinco Animas coach, the best of all coaches on the train. The train ride was most enjoyable, especially with the ‘special service’ reserved for the premium coach. This is the only coach with access to the back of the train, and the ability to go outside and... More

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

There isno doubt the scenery is beyond words in places,but parts are just hills and trees, and the journey is about an hour too long. Seats are not terribly comfortable. Aldo, if you don't like heights, choose your side carefully as there are some really scary bits!

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Boulder, Colorado
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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We reserved the "first class" car and found it well worth the extra money. The individual seats were very comfortable and our steward provided us with informative commentary about the scenery along the way. We were also served coffee and cinnamon buns early on our journey. Later drinks of all types were provided (alcohol for an extra fee) and chips... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This is a train ride not to be missed! The scenery along the track is incredible and varies from deep gorges along the highline to huge mountains especially as it gets nearer to Silverton. We have ridden the train 6-7 times and it never gets old. There is a passenger car type for everyone from different classes of open air... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We were told over and over to not miss the train. It did offer absolutely stunning views and riding the train was a fun idea. I did find it was a little long (3.5 hours, each way not counting stops) for my kids (13, 10, 8 and 4). I think the bigger problem was we booked only a week out... More

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Even in the pouring rain this is trip not to miss if you are in Colorado. We had book a car with windows so the rain was not an issue - poor people in the open cars.... Several stops to refill the steam engines water tank and let off hikers along the way made it really interesting for the kiddos.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This is a really pretty ride. The railway runs along side the Animas River up to the quaint little mining town of Silverton. The views and scenery along the way are just spectacular. In Silverton there are a variety of little shops and restaurants to keep you busy until the train makes its return trip (usually about 2 and a... More

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