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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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Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Liked the views, the guide in our car was great and the trip was a photo heaven. We went one way which was perfect for us and gave us time to sightsee and have lunch in Silverton. No negatives!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We rode the train back from our bus and jeep trip to Silverton. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking. We also enjoyed talked with the fellow passengers. The next day, I came back to the gift shop and museum. The service in the gift shop was excellent. I tried to visit the museum but when I entered, a large group of... More

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Oliver, British Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The experience! Book the Presidential Car. You will not be sorry! The view is the best and the service excellent.

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Big Bear Lake, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Took the grand kids on the trip to Silverton. A great trip with a visual overload. We caught the aspens in full fall bloom. The whole family loved the trip. Checked that off my bucket list.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This was our second trip on this beautiful railway, the first being almost 25 years ago with our 2 young children. This time we opted for first class travel, just the two of us. It was a beautiful day through the aspens and we really enjoyed it. We had excellent service and a very nice group of travelers in our... More

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Gene Autry, Oklahoma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The train ride is kind of expensive but they gave me 20% off for being a disabled veteran. The train is not for young kids or people with back problems as its an 1880 model train and really rough and the ride one way is 3 and 1/2 hours each way. I recommend riding the bus either up or back.

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Durango-Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

take train one way-come back on bus or friends Verry LONG both ways- dont wear white-Wave ALOT U R on the train have fun .

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend, we took the train to & from SIlverton and loved every minute of the ride. Be prepared it is a long day if you go both ways by train. I suggest buying the $10 book that marks the miles along the train ride. Sunglasses and a camera are a must bring. Sunglasses to keep any cinders and/or ashes... More

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Benton, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a type of activity that, while not essential in the larger aspects of life, is well worth experiencing should one have the time and money. A lot of fun and great scenery await passengers riding this little railroad 'that can'. From the belching, fire breathing steam engine to the comfortable seating (all cars different) the day long trip... More

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Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The train is moderately expensive but worth it! I would suggest the train ride to Silverton with the bus ride back to Durango. We rode regular inside coach which was just right for our taste. We had a beautiful trip seeing waterfalls and fall foliage. The time in Silverton before the bus leaves is fun, lot of shopping!

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