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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

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Address: 479 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
Phone Number: 970-247-2733
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: Hop aboard a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive that travels along the...
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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2-Night Stay in Durango with Scenic Train Ride
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Felt like a child again

Great fun. My wife and I stopped in for just a few minutes to get in out of the heat. OK, the few minutes turned into two hours. I felt like a kid again with all the excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great fun. My wife and I stopped in for just a few minutes to get in out of the heat. OK, the few minutes turned into two hours. I felt like a kid again with all the excellent train displays.

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Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Quaint old historic train.very slow and it was hot and uncomfortable the day we went. The views of the rivers and gorges were fabulous and the train was probably the only way to see most of them. Glad I did it once but probably wouldn't again.

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Albany, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We absolutely loved the train ride. We rode the train there, and then bused back. That's the way to do it! The train ride is 3.5 hours and so that would be 7 hours total on a train that day, and the ride back is the same as the ride there. So we were very glad we bused back. We... More 

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St. Louis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We took the 9:30 bus to Silverton and rode the 1:45 train back, which was just enough time to have lunch and see some of the sights. We could have used more time in Silverton. The train is one of those things you should do at least once. I don't know where else you can ride a steam locomotive on... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great scenic trip. I would recommend taking part of the trip with the bus if you have small children. It can be a very long day taking the train both ways.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The trip from Durango to Silverton via railroad is awesome! There's a choice of fares based upon the car you choose to ride. Best views are from the cheap seats in the open-air gondola cars. Ride the right side to Silverton. Not cheap, but worth doing at least once in your life. The trip each way is 3 1/2 hours.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We rode one way Durango to Silverton, and took a bus back down. We sat inside in one of the regular cars; the seats were fairly comfortable. There was some very nice scenery, particularly the rushing river, which we were able to see well most of the time from our seat on the right side of the car. However, four... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Our entire group, including grandma (age 70) and two kids (ages 6 and 12), loved this adventure! We booked our tickets through the website, which was super easy. Rode in the open air gondola car on the way up and took the bus down. Extremely pleased with this choice! When walking through the enclosed cars they felt a little stuffy... More 

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Silicon Valley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The route of this steam train will leave an impressionable Rocky Mountain experience. The train turns around in Silverton, so riders on both sides of the cars get the river side once. The seats in the coach car so-so comfortable. They reminded me of old school bus bench seats. Portions of the track are in need of "surfacing." Even at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must do if you are in Durango or Silverton. We did the Gondola car up to Silverton from Durango and took the bus back (which I highly recommend). We debated on this due to the cost, but now I don't know why we did. I would have paid more. It's just something everyone needs to do at... More 

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Additional Information about Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

Address: 479 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
Phone Number: 970-247-2733
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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