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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 5 days 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 5 days 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 1 week 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
1  Thank wkell
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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grandma and grandpa arranged for a family Polar Express trip. We wandered Durango in advance and then got to the station to watch everyone load up in pajamas. Got a bit boring for the kids waiting so long to board the train, but they did...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brandon K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy visiting the D& SNG Museum with Friends! Lots of interesting things to see and it's all free!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rgoben
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an absolutely magical experience for all of us. You could tell that everyone involved with this experience truly cared and enjoyed what they were doing. The sound and look of the steam engine, the enthusiasm from the Chefs on board, the decorations, the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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20 January 2019|
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Response from Taylor B | Reviewed this property |
Going to Silverton, the right side (or east side) of the car faces the most scenic water/gorge/forest/mountain view. Returning to Durango, the left side (or east side) offers the same view. Otherwise, in many cases, you are... More
2 January 2019|
Response from DurangoTrain | Property representative |
Hi our summer schedule will be up online for 2019 in a few weeks. Most recommend buying a train bus combination - that way your family sees the San Juan mountains with two completely different perspectives. We know we... More
29 December 2018|
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Response from Noir17058 | Reviewed this property |
Ditto. Shouldn't be a problem, unless you are trying to book during peak holiday hours.