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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

Address: 479 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
Phone Number: 970-247-2733
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Ranked #4 of 56 Activities in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums, Sightseeing Tours, Museums
Activities: Group tours/train
Owner description: Hop aboard a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive that travels along the same railroad tracks that...
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums, Sightseeing Tours, Museums
Activities: Group tours/train
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

I was literally shaking with excitement when I booked just before the train left, and I thought to myself, will this disappoint? No....not in the slightest. Sure, it is a long journey, but then you can not complain you have had your money's worth (and it is very much worth the money). Wonderful photographic opportunities, the thrill of some of... More 

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Stevensville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Enjoy the sights and meet new people. This cozy ride will have you hanging out of the windows taking pictures and exclaiming over mother natures delights! (hanging out of the windows really isn't allowed...so please don't, but you'll want too)! You'll learn a little history on the way.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

First, it takes all day. So, plan on spending two nights in (expensive) Durango. Second, try to obtain tickets on the right side of the train as you are heading northbound to Silverton. (If you are unhappy with your seats, move to one of the open cars, but be prepared for soot and exposure to the elements.) Third, be prepared... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Locals get a discount! Great ole narrow gauge train station and the train and ride were great! We had a great time riding up to Cascade Creek. Can't wait for the melt off to see the rest of the track to Silverton. The scenery was fantastic, breathtaking! There is a concessions cart with food and drinks, including adult beverages. It... More 

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Melrose, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My wife, who was my girlfriend at the time, and I went to Durango to ride the Polar Express. Little did she know I had made arrangements to propose to her during the ride! The staff was amazing and handled everything perfectly. The ride was amazing and with the help of Santa I got the first present of Christmas and... More 

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We go in the winter, snow everywhere. Worth the $$ to ride in the caboose, or last car. You will take so many pictures you won't know what to do with all of them. Don't miss it, great trip.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

trip to cascade canyon is great--heated cars, but opened car is there to use, if you don't mind the cold--it was packed!!--had enough time at cascade canyon to heat lunch, take photos--we combined with a snowmobile excursion--great time!!

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Woodbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Really enjoyed the D&SNGR. The vistas were really spectacular, and just the feeling of the steam experience was great. Loved the stop at Silverton. Neat town. I really encourage anyone to take this trip.

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Took our boys for a ride on the train to Cascade Canyon and it was beautiful! We have ridden all the way to Silverton in the summer and this was nice because it's a shorter day.... Great way to get away and see the mountains of SW Colorado!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I am a train fanatic, especially anything with a steam engine out the front. During winter this train goes as far as Cascade canyon, but it it still a fantastic trip with some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery anywhere. Train staff are friendly and humorous and the train itself has been restored to a very high standard. You... More 

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