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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5421
+1 888-872-4607
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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 affording great views. The price of a ticket also includes admission to the D&SNGRR Museum and the Silverton Freight Yard Museum.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5421
+1 888-872-4607
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the trip to Silverton by bus and returned by train. Our lady bus driver was extremely informative and the stories of journeys up to Silverton in the 19th century and the lives of the silver miners was fascinating. We arrived in Silverton at...More

Thank KitSuffolk_UK
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took our 7 year old son and 12 year old son on the Durango -Silverton train over fall break. The saving grace was that we had 2 fantastic narrators up and back to entertain us and our tickets included unlimited drinks which the kids...More

Thank Beth A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The train ride was a 4.5 hour experience even though it was on a 45 mile trip. But it was an enjoyable ride and if you want the best experience ride in either the two rear cars since you have better seats and also some...More

Thank oklahomaBettyboop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though there were all age groups on the train for our trip, our 3 year old grandson could hardly believe he was on a real train. We all enjoyed the scenery. The ride in the old time cars and seats made family memories we'll always...More

Thank Sherry R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Miss this train as it is slow, sooty from the coal (beyond belief) and the car ride between Durango and Silverton is much nicer, cleaner and cheaper. Keep driving beyond Silverton as the views are spectacular.

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing trip through the Colorado mountains along the Animas river. Only go one way or you will be in for a very long day. Bring your camera!

Thank Heidi T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very well done railway museum, and the train cars are available for you to go inside. It's interesting for people of all ages, and it's free!

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

never took the train or museum, but my husband helps on runoff and we take the little train to the plant. so much History in the little town in-between

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I honestly don't see how they could get anything under "excellent." From the time we booked the reservations to the time we left the train/bus, everything went smoothly. The conductor (assistant? waiter?) was very nice, we loved talking to him and he made sure everyone...More

Thank NorthCarolinaMolly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views from this train; deep gorges, waterfalls and nature at it finest. A leisurely ride up to Silverton, a mining town with dirt streets and some fun, quirky shops. Gives you a very clear idea of what the silver miners endured in this isolated...More

Thank Istanbulgal
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18 November 2017|
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Response from DSNGRR | Property representative |
Yes it is! The 1881 Depot is adorned with lights and there is a 20 foot tree inside the detail!
22 September 2017|
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Response from Sheba-NewYork17 | Reviewed this property |
If I were you, I would call the Silverton Durango train and ask them. I saw people with back packs and large bags on the train.