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Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad

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Address: 1520 Argentine Street, P.O. Box 249, Georgetown, CO 80444
Phone Number: 303-569-2659
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Description: The Georgetown Loop Railroad was one of Colorado’s first visitor...
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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The ride on the rails was fun and interesting. The scenery is unreal. We also took the optional mine tour. I'm glad the additional cost wasn't very much, because there wasn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We had something a little different in mind. We purchased just the round trip train ticket option only. We were in for a lousy surprise. We boarded the train and off we went...pretty much right along I-70 (lovely view of the bumper to bumper traffic). We arrived at our destination just up the road in Silver Plume. We got off... More 

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Memphis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The train ride takes you through some beautiful, scenic country. And then the silver mine tour (be sure to take it) let's you see what life was like in a mining camp, and actually takes you down into the mine. Both fun and educational for kids.

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Ohio
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The ride on the rails was fun and interesting. The scenery is unreal. We also took the optional mine tour. I'm glad the additional cost wasn't very much, because there wasn't much to it, and the 20-ish female guide wasn't very interesting. Hold out for the older guy.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Purchased tickets downtown in Georgetown. When trying to obtain tickets at station reservation could not be located. Clerk by the name of Rhonda was anything but helpful. I produced receipt. she attempted to call down to town only once and no one answered. I was told she could do nothing to help me. Train was boarding and we were out... More 

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

Dear Twinsmom, please accept our deepest apologies and know that the situation is being addressed immediately. We very much appreciate your feedback as it was instrumental in identifying a training and communication lapse. We have instituted a better procedure for the ticket agents to quickly contact a person in our main office for assistance if any such similar case should... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Took my 7 y\o granddaughter, all she could say was, "meme this is fantastic", and I agree with her. Highly recommend the train ride.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This isn't a thrill ride...just a chance to experience a little bit of history. They take you from Georgetown to Silver Plume and then do it in reverse. There are a couple of add on options which we didn't do, visit the mine camp etc., but it still a lot of fun. On a clear day you definitely want to... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My husband likes trains so I decided to take him up to Georgetown while on vacay. We chose the bar car as it was pretty hot out and had a really nice time. The service was attentive and staff all kind and humorous. :) Enjoyed drinks and snacks along the way. Great way to relax without a wait!!

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Mineral Point, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My wife and I really enjoyed our ride in the Parlor car on The Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad. The incredibly scenic views are just what I was hoping for. The friendly staff added to the pleasure of our trip. The train is pulled with a real steam engine so you get the sound, smell and sights of the real thing.... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We took the train/mine tour. After the mine tour we panned for gold and they grilled hot dogs for us. The staff was very friendly especially when my son became ill. They took wonderful care of him and checked on him numerous times. If you want to ride a train but don't want a long trip on one I would... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had a great time in "1st class." The view was awesome, the food offered was basic but the service itself attentive and friendly, and the history was fun to listen to. The staff was exceptional all around. At the end of the trip my husband managed to run into a door jamb and it was quite an ugly scene.... More 

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Additional Information about Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad

Address: 1520 Argentine Street, P.O. Box 249, Georgetown, CO 80444
Phone Number: 303-569-2659
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Georgetown

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