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Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad

Address: 326 E. Seventh St. at Hazel St, Leadville, CO
Phone Number: 719/486-3936
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Ranked #5 of 33 things to do in Leadville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic railroads, History museums, Sightseeing Tours, Museums
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Type: Scenic railroads, History museums, Sightseeing Tours, Museums

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We took our grand daughters and they had so much fun. It is a slow trip through the beautiful Aspen trees up to a spectacular view of the Rockies. A must do if you are in the area in the fall.

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302 attraction reviews
626 helpful votes 626 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Lots of folks wonder what to do in life. A few geniuses innovate something great. A larger number of folks take a more humble task, and make some fun-quality-value from it (in Leadville, the folks at High Mountain Pies, for example, seem to be doing this). Some hustle luggage that nobody wants, or operate ripoff-rate foreign exchange booths in airports.... More 

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182 reviews 182 reviews
98 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Our 7-year old daughter picked this to do for her birthday so we purchased the tickets online. Arrived just in time to board due to accident at a highway construction site which delayed us. Sadly the train was overbooked, and despite the train conductors repeated pleas for families to shift down to cover any empty seats, our fellow passengers would... More 

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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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88 reviews 88 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband and I were in Leadville, CO last weekend. Unfortunately we didn't have reservations to ride the Colorado & Southern Railroad train, but we did drive to the train station, went inside and saw many people - couples & families with kids - board the train. It is about 2-2.5 hours and goes into the higher mountains to see... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We went on this train ride in late August, a beautiful time of year in CO. Our train conductor was very knowledgable and my friends with kids (2 families rangin from 8 months to 8 years) had a good time, and the kids loved the conductor. We unknowingly were on the sunday ride which is about 3 hours, instead of... More 

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New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The train ride was wonderful, although maybe a bit too long...2 and 1/2 hours. Although great time to go for the Aspens were turning beautiful shades of yellow and some oranges, really pretty.

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Sandy, Oregon
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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My wife and I took the train ride in late September and there was a slight snow falling and the mountains were white... it was wonderful and serene. The pricing is fair, and the conductor who served as tour guide was knowledgeable. Don't this is a luxury sightseeing trip, it is not, but it is a way to spend an... More 

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were in the area and walked in and got tickets without a reservation. It was peak fall color time and we were tired of driving so thought we'd sit back and let the train do the driving for us! The seats all face the large windows. As the train pulled out of the station I realized that I was... More 

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Orlando, FL
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This was a fantastic 3hr trip. We were pleased that there were enclosed cars, covered cars, AND open air cars. You didn't have any particular assigned seat, and were free to move about the train as you pleased. When we boarded it was raining, so everyone was inside, and as we set out it cleared up and we were able... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The people there were great to make the trip better. The trouble is, that the Durango Silverton is so much better for scenery and atmosphere. My advice is to take the Silverton Durango ride if you have to choose only one trip.

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