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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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Pearland, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Take a ride back in time on a magnificent piece of history, a bonafide coal-burning, steam-powered train that's over 100 years old as it chugs it's way out of Durango and steams along the Animas river - clickety clack - high into the San Juan mountains. The views that are only accessible via the narrow gauge railroad are nothing short... More

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Foshan, China
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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I prefer to drive to Silverton rather than take the train! You can stop at all the great sites along the way from Durango to Silverton and leave when you want! I feel to much like a tourist and can't get as close to nature riding the train as driving my car!

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Conway, Arkansas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Bite the bullet and purchase the most expensive tickets you can afford in terms of the traincar in which you'll be a passenger. We got the Knight Rider, a glass-domed car with comfortable assigned seats. A big plus was our porter/guide who regaled us with history and alerted us when photo opportunities were about to come up. The scenery was... More

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yucaipa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This experience is beyond words. The scenery is just gorgeous! Took train up and the bus back. Train ride 3.5 hrs. Bus is 2 hr ride. If possible sit on right side of train. We sat in the inclosed car and were very happy w/that decision. We had the best of both worlds. The windows open aprox 18" so we... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It's amazing that this railroad has been preserved so long. If you have any interest in rail travel or want to experience a beautiful ride, you should book a ticket on this train. The trips aren't cheap but they are worth the cost. We upgraded to the open aired Silver Vista train. Worth the extra money for a smoother ride... More

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Singer Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a must for any railroad,geology, or history buff.Spring for the extra and ride in one of the covered cars. the caboose is the best It's a bit of a long day but i suggest the ride up and back by train. The staff is great. Be sure to go to the train museum. Free donations only and worth... More

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We arrived in Durango in August and decided to take the Durango/Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad trip. We boarded the bus on their first trip of the day. What an enjoyable ride through beautiful country. Our driver was very informative and knowledgeable making the ride pleasurable. When we reached Silverton it was overcast with rain on and off. We visited the... More

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Oceanside, California, USA
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We purchased Presidential Class to experience the old-time feeling of a parlor car and a pullman car. It was excellent and we had the rear outdoor viewing area as well. Our attendant and narrator was Dave- ask for his train as he was tops! Had complementary coffee, tea and soft drinks; hot cinnamon roll; water bottles; 2 insulated coffee mugs... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

awesome, can't say enough good about this and it's sister railroad in Bryson NC. the view were absolutely breathtaking and the staff was great

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Brunswick, Georgia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The railroad is a major attraction in Durango. There are several departure times with varying costs depending on what type of car you want. There are open air cars, enclosed cars which can include children, a car which is adults only because there is a bar and a presidential car which is quite luxurious. The day can include taking a... More

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