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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 #2 of 28 attractions in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We had the privledge of riding the steam train to Cascade Canyon and back for a total of 6 hours of enjoyment this past weekend. We sprung for the extra charge and got the Knight Sky car and it was well worth it. The seats are comfortable and we got some automatic souvenirs of a tote bag, a mug and... More

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Auckland
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This was everything we expected, except it was warmer and with less snow than we had hoped for (it was really only on the tops of mountains). We travelled in the Knight Rider carriage and it was fantastic, with views not just through the windows to the side but up through the glass roof. The trip up is spectacular, with... More

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

As a resident here, I always have my guests ride the train. It is a great way to see the scenery and participate in a historic event riding the narrow gauge. Take some time in Silverton and enjoy the ambiance of this old 19th century mining town, virtuallly unchanged since it's founding. This is a memorable way to enjoy a... More

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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62 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The museum is free, they have a donations box so please make sure you donate something. There are a couple of videos that give you an idea on what it takes to restore and maintain the trains. After you watch the videos and browse the museum you will understand what the upkeep costs and better understand the cost of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My husband and I went on this ride at the recommendation of his parents, and we were not disappointed. We had seats in an indoor coach, but once the conductor took our tickets, we were able to go sit in the open air gondola. We actually spent the whole ride up out in the open air gondolas because the scenery... More

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad provides beautiful scenery at any time of year! Options (like spending a night in Silverton - or returning to Durango by bus) are available for anyone that may want to spend fewer hours on the train. I live in Durango and have actually made the trip several times with both friends and family.... More

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Bayfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great ride through brilliant scenery. Ride up and take the bus down--4 hour ride up and 3 hours down on the train, half an hour down on the bus. Or vice versa. Take the club car (usually the Alamosa) if you don't have kids and and can pony up the extra cash--full bar and a guy that will answer all... More

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Hesperus, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have twice taken our grandchildren on the Polar Express, a specialty train ride at the Christmas holiday season. This gets better every year. The kids loved it!

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Beautiful scenery moving you from 6500 up to 10000 ft. This narrow gauge rail ride is not to be missed.

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Durango
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A few hundred thousand people each year couldn't be wrong. The employees of the train, along with the unparalleled views, make this a very memorable and enjoyable day. Be sure to have lunch at Handlebar's in Silverton.

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