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“Boring!”

Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad
Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in Leadville
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Fort Myers, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Boring!”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

The train backs up the mountain for 9 miles, caboose first. It stops near the top, 15 minutes,at an old water tower for passengers to get out and take some pictures. The train then goes back down the same track, engine first this time. Took 2 1/2 hours and waaay too long. On the mountain side, terrain rose and all one saw was stone, rocks and vegetation. On the down side, scenery was beautiful, majestic peaks in the far distance, and just when one wanted to snap a pictures, very tall pine trees blocked the picture. Narration was "okay", but nothing special. To us, a waste of the $35/person fee and our time.

Visited September 2012
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USA
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Somewhat disappointing”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We wanted to go on this train ride because we thought it would be both beautiful and entertaining. While the scenery was gorgeous, the narration left a lot to be desired. For example, the website advertises that you'll hear about "...the fascinating history of the railroads, ghost stories and tales of the wild", but we heard nothing of the sort. After the novelty of riding on a train wears off, the ride can get a little long and boring for both kids and adults. This could and should be so much more entertaining for the price ($35/adult, $20/child).

Visited September 2012
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Des Moines, Iowa
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice Ride”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

The ride was very pleasant and was added by informative narration. The engine was diesel, so if you are looking to ride a steam engine you need to look elsewhere. The ride was of decent length and the view were great.

Visited August 2012
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Dwight, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“best train ride”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

took my family on this trip while visiting the area, totally awesome mountain views, got to see snow in august!!! highly recommend this trip.

Visited August 2012
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great 90 minute ride”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

Terrific views, very chatty and informative guide. It's not terribly expensive - pretty much a 'must' if you're in Leadville for a while.

Visited July 2012
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