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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 #3 of 14 Attractions in Leadville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Type: History Museums, Scenic Railroads, Landmarks

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620 reviews 620 reviews
302 attraction reviews
603 helpful votes 603 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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Cairo, Egypt
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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
20 helpful votes 20 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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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
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
23 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

I was not sure how to rate this ride. We went today,9/23, and did see some beautiful colors from the Aspen trees changing color, and the ride up the mountain and back down is nice. But for the first third of the trip, you're looking thru thick Pine trees so not a lot to see. I'm not sure, without the... More 

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