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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum
479 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
970-247-2733
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Bus to Silverton and Train to Durango Full Day Experience
Ranked #1 of 68 things to do in Durango
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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.
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We were 6 people, 3 generations. We went to the train museum the day before riding the train and during the ride often commented on something we'd seen or heard at the museum. I recommend doing that! We requested getting on at Rockwood Station, which was a great decision for the kids; it shortened the ride by an hour each way and according to some other folks on the train we didn't miss anything by doing that. The ride was beautiful and the crew made sure that we got our questions answered about the area and the train itself. My granddaughter LOVED the hot chocolate in the refillable mug. We were seated in a closed coach but my husband frequently went into an open coach to get terrific pictures. We wished we had more time in Silverton, as we made the mistake of going to a restaurant to eat and the service was extremely slow. We should have brought a picnic lunch.

Visited October 2013
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Yorktown Heights, NY
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“Great Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

It was a lot of fun to ride the train to Silverton and return later in the day to Durango. The scenery was wonderful. The vintage steam powered train was a great experience for young and old. The conductors and volunteers were helpful and answered all our questions. It was 3 and a half hours to Silverton. We ate lunch at Grumpy's Saloon and walked around town before the return trip. The weather was warm enough to sit in the outdoor car on the way back to Durango.

Visited October 2013
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Seabeck, Washington, United States
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“Freezing cold but amazing views!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This was an amazing trip in the outside car. I would ride in this car again because the views are better and you can move from one side of the car to the other, but wear gloves and a hat, and layers of coats and sweaters! But go!

Visited October 2013
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Colorado
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“Wonderful train ride, a bit long but worth it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

The views from the train were beautiful but the ride is long so be prepared. The Parlor Car was at the very back of the train so a lot of side-to-side movement. Everyone was so helpful for our relative's needs with his ALS. Silverton is such a nice small town to walk around.

Visited October 2013
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“Amazing train set display”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The highlight of the museum for me was the train set display. My dad had a smaller, similar one growing up. This one had great detail and was enormous. The trains and parts were interesting as well. There is also a toy soldier exhibit that is quite large. If you are here for the Durango Silverton Train, this is worth a visit!

Visited October 2013
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