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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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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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Polar Express experience was outstanding!

If your kids love the book or movie "Polar Express" you need to bring them to the Durango Train station for this ride. They reenact the book with everything from hot chocolate to... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If your kids love the book or movie "Polar Express" you need to bring them to the Durango Train station for this ride. They reenact the book with everything from hot chocolate to start the ride, going to the "North Pole", to receiving a bell from Santa Clause and ending with singing Christmas carols and eating cookies. Our kids (12,... More 

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Somers, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Something for everyone! Kids get to climb up and into the old train cars - very interesting and informative. Museum is right at the train station in Durango. Great way to spend an hour when in town. Good for rainy day side trip. We love Durango!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This amazing trip will take you back in time and transport your vacation to a new level. Just wait till you see the river below you and smell the beautiful Colorado air! The sounds and smells of the narrow gauge railroad will forever be in your mind. What a great train trip and then off to Silverton for a fun... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the Valentine's train last weekend. It was a very organized affair. For a fixed price you get the trip, a good brunch, champagne or sparking cider, chocolate, excellent cupcakes, two mugs, a rose and lots of free soda or water. There were wandering musicians playing soft rock (Wildfire comes to mind, along with John Denver). Alcoholic drinks were... More 

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Lander, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our families experience on the DSNG was amazing, the entire experience, beginning to end was AMAZING!!!!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took the Romance on the rails brunch train..it was 169.99 but you got brunch, chocolates and souvenirs...it was very fun...we had music, champagne, good food...and they gave prizes to whomever was married the longest..great fun...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had so much fun. The car attendant was so nice and informative about the different places. The brunch was great. The music was wonderful. The "trash can" of goodies was excellent. The cupcakes and roses was wonderful. The mugs were a great surprise.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a must go for everyone if you are visiting Durango. We took this train and our kids had a blast during the entire train ride.

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best rides on the DSNG train is to ride in a Deluxe car with Charlie and hear about the railroad in late 1800's and early 1900's. Learn about how the men and women help to settle Durango and Silverton. It's a beautiful trip both ways. There is a favorite spot along the way where the train stops... More 

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Hotchkiss, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think mom and dad loved the train as much as our 3 boys did. We go on vacation every year for Christmas and this year we chose Durango to ride the train. We only went 1/2 way to cascade falls, which was a perfect trip. It was so beautiful with all the snow. When we booked our tickets we... More 

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