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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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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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Unforgettable scenic train ride

Visited last winter, the scenery was amazing. The white snow covered mountain, rides 2 inch away from the canyon, frozen rivers.. those scenery are real!. You can choose either... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Visited last winter, the scenery was amazing. The white snow covered mountain, rides 2 inch away from the canyon, frozen rivers.. those scenery are real!. You can choose either want stay inside the warm coach or stand in the open air coach with the cold air breeze. Hot chocolate was available for $2, as well as hotdog, popcorn during the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

There are several different seating configurations available at different price ranges. One of the more expensive options is the newly built "Knight Sky" car with its glass roof, and recycled airline business (or first) class seats with 2 & 1 seating. Seats are comfortable and visibility is outstanding. Well worth the additional price and highly recommended.

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ALTO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We left early that morning and got back to Durango around 5 or 6 that afternoon. We enjoyed the shopping in Silverton and it was beautiful seeing the scenery from the other side going back to Durango. Very enjoyable trip but plan for the whole day!

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

My 14 yr old daughter and I took the Train to Cascade Canyon on Thursday March 19th, 2015. We booked seats in a Coach car. Prior to arriving at the Train I kept wishing I had bought the much more expensive seats in 1st Class, the Knight Sky car to be exact. However, once we boarded the train we were... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Absolutely great scenery. The time in Silverton was only OK. Lunch was adequate but rushed. The trip was great, both directions.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Cool experience! I recommend spending the extra money and getting a ticket in the adult car(s). They serve alcoholic beverages from beer to mixed drinks. There are also cars where a person can sit or stand outside and really get some good views and that real old time train experience!

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Durango, Colorado, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a wonderful place to take kids. It doesn't cost anything to go through the museum and if you have train fanatics, it's right place to go. They even have a model of trains that the kids can push the buttons to make it go. The railroad can be costly depending on when you go and what is going... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You have to try it atleast once. The train takes you in the Summer from Durango, CO to Silverton, Co. what an amazing ride. I recommend to ride the train up and bus it back. It takes less time. Otherwise it makes for a really long day. Plus on the road if you have never been to Silverton the drive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Spectacular scenery, very knowledgeable crew. Great history, geology and wildlife viewing. 2hr layover in Silverton features many good choices for a meal & 19th century architecture at 9500 feet

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Temple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

My family and I had a great time riding the train. Breathtaking views and a friendly and courteous staff. Dave did a great job informing us about what we were seeing. I highly recommend this trip for all ages!

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