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Review of Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum
479 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
970-247-2733
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Ranked #3 of 28 Attractions in Durango
Type: Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/train
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Owner description: 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.
Durango, Colorado, United States
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“What can I say?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you haven't taken the train yet it must be on your bucket list. Gorgeous scenery. But what isn't beautiful in the San Juan's.

Visited July 2013
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Albuquerque
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“Polar express”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We had a great time, the kids absolutely loved it! We definitely will do again. The train was neat but the museum was very interesting as well!

Visited December 2013
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San Diego, CA
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“Polar Express ride was great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Pros: Our kids LOVED it!!!!! The looks on their faces were so precious! We rode on the Deluxe car, which was great because the seats flipped in reverse so our whole family can sit facing each other.

Cons: It's really chaotic! Lots and lots of kids.

Visited January 2014
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Richardson, Texas
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“Amazing Train Ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We rode the train to the Cascade Canyons and it was an amazing trip. The views were wonderful. The food served in the concession car was just about average. We had coffee, hot chocolate, beans burrito, breakfast burrito, and hot dog. I would suggest packing your own food.

Overall, the trip was about 5 hours. They stop for about 30 minutes at the Cascade Canyons and we had a wonderful time going around. There were beautiful views of the mountains.

Visited January 2014
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Waco, Texas
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“Expensive, cold, motion sickness for 5 hours”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We purchased standard coach passenger tickets for the 10am ride to Cascade Canyon. We were told the coach was heated, but as we all sat huddled together in our winter coats I seriously doubted any heat was on. The thermostat was set to 60 degrees, but the needle showed 50-55 degrees in the car the whole trip. With people walking back and forth through the car to get to the snack bar at the very back of the train, we got blasted with cold air every 30 seconds. Nobody will tell you also that the train rocks back and forth like a boat and many people got motion sickness, including my daughter, who puked on me 20 minutes into the trip. The views are amazing once you get out of Durango about 45 minutes into the trip, and that is the only positive thing I can say about the whole experience.

Visited December 2013
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