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Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad

1520 Argentine Street, Georgetown, CO 80444
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If you have small kids and they like trains, it is worth to stop and take the train. The downtown... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PhilipandDaniel
Subtract 20 degrees when you ride

Nice ride but we froze in early October remember you’re moving at 20 miles an hour and the Wind... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rallay
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Wichita, Kansas
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The Georgetown Loop Railroad was one of Colorado’s first visitor attractions. Completed in 1884, this spectacular stretch of three-foot narrow gauge railroad was considered an engineering marvel for its time. This is a ride to remember! The beauty of the rugged Rocky Mountains surrounds you as our old-time steam locomotive or one of our powerful diesel locomotives winds up the Clear Creek canyon. Pass by remains of gold and silver mines and breathtaking views along the line, in fully enclosed and open cars. Great family fun for kids of all ages.
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1520 Argentine Street, Georgetown, CO 80444
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have small kids and they like trains, it is worth to stop and take the train. The downtown is pretty interesting too.

Thank PhilipandDaniel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice ride but we froze in early October remember you’re moving at 20 miles an hour and the Wind chill makes it a lot colder. You would think the windows on the train would make a big difference, but the heating mechanism they have is...More

Thank rallay
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE have taken this Georgetown Histroic Railroad trip several times with family and Grand Kids and it was a great hit for a family outing.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We've done this a couple times, once in summer and once in winter and it is a delightful train ride with much to see and history to learn.

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

This was a ride on a train, so my 3 year old son was happy. But it was boring views and not a loop, as advertised. The wait in line was long. The ride on the train was not one with pretty views and then...More

1  Thank nae972
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Took the evening train ride with santa claus on board, was very enjoyable was in the deluxe section with the comfortable seats and great service but i'm sure would be good in all the sections of the train. Entire ride is only a bit over...More

1  Thank northernk
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

A lot of people have done this beautiful railroad loop, but there is also a guided 2.3 mile hike available. This summer, it was on Thursdays at noon. Buy tickets ahead of time and then enjoy learning about the history of the train era in...More

2  Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We booked this about 2 weeks in advance. We paid extra for the parlor car. We showed up about 20 min before departure (easy close free parking). We picked up our tickets and purchased some roasted chestnuts. Our kids got free hot chocolate and a...More

Thank Lauren H
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This was so fun! We took the 7:40 pm train and the light displays along the ride were really beautiful. Roasted chestnuts and cocoa were available before boarding. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The train was beautifully decorated, charming and warm. They had had...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

We’d gone on this train years ago in the summer before we had kids. This year we came back with our 4 and 6 year old children. We upgraded to the parlor car which was nice to have an individual table. However the whole experience...More

2  Thank David E
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25 October 2017|
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Response from Marilyn B | Reviewed this property |
Not familiar with these, but agree with previous answer. It can get pretty cold up there.
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hockstrabeard
31 August 2017|
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Response from EvergreenCOmom | Reviewed this property |
It would definitely be worth it with the aspens. They peak right around the start of October so you'd want to plan accordingly.
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Juhi B
11 August 2017|
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Response from gdg2173 | Reviewed this property |
Rent a car. There's no public transportation to Georgetown.
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