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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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Cascade Canyon - Amazing Experience

Conductors very knowledgeable, views are more than amazing, the stop at Cascade Canyon was memorable. Highly recommend this trip. We rode in the Knight Sky car - one of the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Conductors very knowledgeable, views are more than amazing, the stop at Cascade Canyon was memorable. Highly recommend this trip. We rode in the Knight Sky car - one of the best on the train, if not the best. The clear roof allows for amazing views of the canyons from the comfort of the warm car; yet you can still step... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were very excited about visiting D&SNGR for our 25th wedding anniversary. We went two days before the trip to set up our reservations. During that time we told the woman at the desk that we were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and would like a first class ticket, at a table for two. After double checking,she... More 

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Baytown, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

WOW! GORGEOUS views from the Knight Sky car (the one with the glass domed roof)! This was a LOVELY trip that I highly recommend. BREATHTAKING scenery, TERRIFIC guide (Heather), and DELICIOUS cinnamon rolls and almond cookies from Yellow Carrot. Try the Bloody Mary. YUM! But, if you're not a fan of alcohol, the hot apple cider will curl your toes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Love the train so much we got married on it (private car on a glorious October afternoon). Avoid the standard cattle call and pay for the upgrade, especially during the peak tourist season.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Thought this would be the highlight of our trip......and sad to say....not so. The tickets were over-priced to say the least. Almost two hundred dollars for two people to ride this train is way too much. The host Chad was good, and very informative. Not worth the money spent......

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Fayetteville, AR
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting our 21 year old son in the area. Several weeks ago I made reservations for us to ride in the Knight Sky car. I even paid extra for the concert train which includes brunch because this was the only day we could go. I have heard so many great things about the train. We... More 

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Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

In August of 2013 my wife and I took our then 4 and 2 year old boys to Colorado to visit family and friends. Since both boys (and Dad) love trains we decided to head down to Durango and take a ride on the D&SNG. We booked the the round-trip package to get the full experience. We were worried, however,... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very disorganized, and have a hard time admitting errors and correcting errors in your reservation. You may travel hundreds of miles only to find a seat you booked in first class was taken by another.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Never thought I would enjoy a train ride as I did this one. From Durango to Silverton, through the outback of Colorado, the sites and sounds are just awesome. As you are traveling look to see people Zip Lining, railroad workers clearing land to provide logs for the steam engine, and back packers leaving the train to enter the outback.... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Pay the extra for the fancier cars. One way trip is enough. We took the train up and the bus back. Saves an hour or so. Bus driver and conductor on train were both very informative. If you are in Durango I would say this is a "must do" event.

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