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Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad

1520 Argentine Street, P.O. Box 249, Georgetown, CO 80444
303-569-2659
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Denver Mountain Peaks Day Trip with Georgetown...
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
Owner description: The Georgetown Loop Railroad was one of Colorado’s first visitor...
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
Owner description: The Georgetown Loop Railroad was one of Colorado’s first visitor attractions. Completed in 1884, this spectacular stretch of three-foot narrow gauge railroad was considered an engineering marvel for its time. This is a ride to remember! The beauty of the rugged Rocky Mountains surrounds you as our old-time steam locomotive or one of our powerful diesel locomotives winds up the Clear Creek canyon. Pass by remains of gold and silver mines and breathtaking views along the line, in fully enclosed and open cars. Great family fun for kids of all ages.
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Broomfield, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

My 3 year old loved it just as the adults:) I would recommend this in mid to late September as the aspens were amazing and you can just watch the weather forecast and plan on one of those 70-80 degree blue sky days here on Colorado and get in line for the best open top train cars for best viewing!... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Wow. I was so underwhelmed I don't know where to begin. We took the night ride that was supposed to start at 6. We started thirty minutes late. The inside of the car was too bright,the windows fogged and the music blaring over the conversations of the passengers. The fabulous light display was supposed to be synchronized to the music.... More 

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Colorful Colorado, United States
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112 reviews 112 reviews
35 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Never have we been treated so well by EVERYONE at one establishment....From the time we made reservations (Coleen was very helpful) to the time we arrived to ride the SANTA TRAIN, everything went perfectly! From the Conductor, to the Elves, and on to Santa & Mrs. Claus, everyone treated our group of 10 so friendly and respectful! This was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We rode the 10 am Santa train with our small kids, 3,5 & 6. It was such a great experience! Beginning with free hot chocolate and samples of roasted chestnuts outside the station. We were all treated like we were the most special guests, especially the kids. We had tickets for the parlor car (highly recommend this option for all... More 

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Bennett, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

I never write reviews, however I feel compelled to do so. The Santa train was just great. It was my husband, myself, my daughter, son in law, my son and his friend (12 year olds) and my grandson (3). We all had a great time. All of the people were wonderful from Santa's helpers to Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa... More 

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Milan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Had lots of fun on the train - nothing to dislike! Snowed the day we were here, so we bundled up but everyone enjoyed - from the 5 year old to the 60 year old!

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Carl Junction
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The train runs only halfway as there are repairs being made on the loop. The staff are very friendly and Santa was on the train entertaining young and old alike.

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This train travels 2 miles per hour for 1/2 mile up and back through a Walmart purchased light display complete with outdoor lighted figures. Very unimpressive. We paid about $40 per person for the "first class" parlor car where we got to buy our own beverages. We did get a free cookie and a small bag of chips though. Oh... More 

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Manager1884, Manager at Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad, responded to this review

Thanks very much for giving us feedback from your visit on the Holiday Lights train. The lights which are usually very impressive did not work as planned this past weekend. We added some new features and they ended up using too much power so many lights did not function as necessary. We identified the problem and it has been resolved... More 

Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

All the train staff and especially Santa, really put in the work for your enjoyment, otherwise its an odd experience. Its a train to nowhere unlike Silverton in Durango. We got the "Parlor" experience which is 1/2 the train. Several people in line were disrespected (us included) by the Stovepipe hat guide(?) as he read the sign to us like... More 

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Maybe I was expecting too much! We boarded the Train late then stopped quite a few times with problems. They served various Hot Chocolate/Alcohol type mixed drinks. I do not drink. But ordered a plain Hot Chocolate and was served one with Alcohol! I hope they have failsafes in place where this could not happen to a child. When the... More 

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Manager1884, Manager at Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent ride. We very much apologize that you were disappointed. We changed our Lights displays this year and were honestly disappointed last weekend as well. The show did not perform as desired due to some technical malfunctions. Please absolutely know that those issues will be fixed this week before... More 

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