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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

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Address: 479 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
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+1 970-247-2733
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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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Winter Train

Had a wonderful time on the narrow gauge railroad on the Winter train. Rode in the Presidential car which provide a hostess, free non-alcoholic drinks, and either booths or bar... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful time on the narrow gauge railroad on the Winter train. Rode in the Presidential car which provide a hostess, free non-alcoholic drinks, and either booths or bar top tables. We had wonderful scenery as we journey to Cascade Canyon. Box lunches could be purchased in advance or there was a concession car on the train.

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum and train are fantastic. This really did look just like the real polar express, being in town and seeing the train go by the kids went nuts with excitement. The only reason I am only giving it 4* is that the ride was too short and time with Santa was very limited.

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The winter train ride is a great activity. The trip up to Cascade is beautiful and it was fun to get a chance to play in the snow. We were in the Knight Skye car and I wouldn't want to be in any other car. It was Great! I want to come back to Durango in the summer and try... More 

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on the "Polar Express" on Christmas Eve. The crew was full of joy and made our experience so delightful. The kids got to meet with Santa after the ride and I must say he had me convinced that that was really him...hmmm;)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the round trip to Silverton. It was Mid October and the scenery was beautiful. The railroad staff were all very friendly and helpful. Once we got to Silverton we had time to explore the town and we visited the local museum and historic jail. the staf there was very knowledgable and explained a lot of local history. The... More 

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Kerrville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We rode the bus up to Silverton and the train back to Durango. I recommend this combination to enjoy all the scenery. The bus stop at a lookout for an enjoyable view was perfect for pictures. The train ride back was fun and gives you a different view of the scenery.

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Murphy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really good family activity. We have two teenagers in our family and two younger kiddos and everyone loved it. The staff is so kind and friendly. The souvenir cups served on board are $8 with unlimited refills on soda, and hot cocoa. They're totally worth it! If you go to Durango, you cannot not, not ride the... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had season's passes for the train in 2016. We rode it several times; in December we used our bonus passes that came with the season's pass and took a group of friends for the ride. It was great although the rules about free drinks with the purchased mug from 12/15 were changed to $1 for a refill. Not bad... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A must for both young and old. You will be in awed at beauty and spirit of the entire journey. I understand Durango has the very best experience of the Christmas Season anywhere in the United States. This is a must for everyone. Put it on your bucket list.

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So fun! But it's a long ride! Suggesting using the bus one-way ticket option. Always bring a jacket and sunglasses and your camera. Silverton a real western town.

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