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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

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Address: 479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5421
Phone Number: 970-247-2733
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Hop aboard a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive that travels along the...

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.

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$113.42*
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Bus to Silverton and Train to Durango Full Day Experience
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Full-Day Trails and Rails Tour in Durango and Silverton CO

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Beautiful. No more to say. Friendly staff, informative. Beautiful says it all. Worth every penny. Their museum was so interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful. No more to say. Friendly staff, informative. Beautiful says it all. Worth every penny. Their museum was so interesting.

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Waukesha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Views were incredible. Even though the weather was rainy, it still was great. It can get long for children but fun at the same time. Great ride for train buffs. Highly recommended .

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Gastonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We looked forward to our ride on the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and were not disappointed. It was exciting and the scenery was wonderful- through rugged mountains and alongside a rushing river/ stream. We recommend the open air car where the seating faced outward on both sides. You could also get up and move around from side to side. The... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on the full train ride up to Silverton and back to Durango. The weather was very cool and cloudy in the morning so dressing in layers was a good idea. We were in the 4th car open gondola from the engine. They say to wear glasses and I would recommend it. The soot does get in your eyes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great time, filled my camera card and worth every penny! The staff were all very informed and friendly, hopefully I can come back next year! :)

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West Jordan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I rode the bus up to Silverton and then the train back to Durango. Beautiful, amazing scenery! Riding the train is a fun experience. Yes, you can drive it faster, (it takes about 3 1/2 hours) but you can't beat the views and the laid back time to spend with your friends and loved ones on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked the San Juan Narrated carriage on the 2nd train of the day. Arriving early, Parking in their big lot behind McDonald was easy ($8.00) and picking up our tickets at the will call window was a breeze. Part of the days package on San Juan was a collector mug you could re-fill for free all day with anything... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an awesome experience. Such beauty. Pictures can not tell the story of what you see. The train ride was long but that is what I went to do, so I took the round trip ride. Other options were to take a bus either way and then the train. I enjoyed the train ride though. A must do in... More 

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Hilltop Lakes, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The entire trip was phenomenal, we rode in a enclosed car with narration both ways, it was an unbelievable trip into the past, both of our narrators where in period attire and each gave a history lesson not only of the area, but, also of the real life person they portrayed, on the trip up our narrator was representing an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great time but it is a long day there and back! We rode in one of the open cars and were covered in grit by the end, but loved every minute of it!

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