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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum
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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...more
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479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5421
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Reviewed today

A must do at least one time! Upgrade to the presidential, well worth it! You can take your own food!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Seaside378543
Reviewed yesterday

We loved the museum and it’s great exhibits. Great to see the train running too especially in the snow. We were disappointed that we didn’t get to ride the train so I would recommend booking this in advance especially as winter has limited runnings, totally...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lizwold
Reviewed 3 days ago

Top level, comfortable steam excursion, museum, world class mountain scenery. History everywhere. Excellent hospitality and narration.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael G
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the Polar Express, to the Easter train, they are all so much fun! The train is a great experience that everyone should try at least once.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank hml-red
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it book your tickets way in advance. Best to get seats on the scenic side. We bused back and took the train one way to silverton

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Frank D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fantastic experience... such a fun trip! Views were wonderful and it was also relaxing to sit back and enjoy it all Highly recommend

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tuxedo-spats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Remember that this is a coal burning train and leave a large amount of dirty air . the views are outstanding and the small town of Silverton is a bunch of fun. Suggest you take the bus back to Durango if smoke is a problem

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The train ride from Durango to Cascade Creek is beautiful. You disembark right alongside the river where you can eat a picnic lunch at tables next to the water or under a covered pavilion with a fire pit. We had the opportunity to walk through...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SophieMia303
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the experience! The period locomotives and cars are magnificent, and rumbling along at 18 mph is a wonderful way to see the countryside, the snowy mountain scenery, and the wildlife. There were small herds of mule deer and elk all along the right-of-way...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 299vitom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous mountain views, unique peek back in time to the most important mining efforts in this rugged terrain. Tour offers a somewhat confusing array of accommodarions. Depending on the time of year and weather, you may elect for an open gondola or more enclosed options,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rich O
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Response from N2489TVlindag | Reviewed this property |
Actually either side of the train gives you great views. During the late spring, all summer and very early fall, we enjoy sitting in the open gondola car. You won't miss a sight. Happy travels🚂