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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 55 Activities in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sightseeing Tours
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, Museums, Sightseeing Tours
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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Nashville, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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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Clovis, New Mexico
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

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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31 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Barrington, Illinois
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17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Narrow Guage Steam is a flavor unique in the annals of Rail Roading. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Guage Steam Rail Road lives up to its name in every respect. Not only does it carry passengers every day of the week from Durango to Silverton and back during months in Spring, Summer and Fall, it climbs 3,000 feet over 50... More 

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Clinton, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I imagine this train ride is probably the biggest draw to Durango in the summer/fall and I can understand why. The views from a seat in the slow moving rocking train can't be beat if you're into relaxing and checking out the mountain scenery - especially in the fall.We rode in the Knight Sky car so it was pretty much... More 

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