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Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad

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Address: 1520 Argentine Street, Georgetown, CO 80444
Phone Number: +1 303-569-2659
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The Georgetown Loop Railroad was one of Colorado’s first visitor...

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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Loved the train ride!

We loved riding the train to go see the Christmas lights! The wait and long line to get on the train was the only drawback but we were standing in a tent and not outside in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The train was super fun and my five year old loved it. I would recommend a trip. The views are pretty awesome also.

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Thank Todd H
Natchez, Mississippi, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a total waste of money. I spent 70 dollars on me and my husband to ride a train, served a diet coke, chips and a cookie. The trip last only 30 minutes or so, and it is through trees that have been cut down, no wild life and trash. Do not waste your money.

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Thank Lori F
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I took my girlfriend to santas lighted forest as part of our anniversary celebration. I wanted it to be perfect because this was her first train ride so i opted for the "presidential" car. It looked nice from their website and claimed it was the ultimate VIP car. Sold. Well we arrived and got out hot cocoa and were super... More 

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Manager1884, Manager at Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad, responded to this review

Dear Keemcambell, thank you for the feedback. After reading your review it is apparent that you did not end up riding in the Presidential car. We are not certain how that happened and very much apologize for not being able to address that issue on the spot. Perhaps it resulted from us not checking the tickets on that run as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was great! We loved everything about it. I would recommend upgrading to the Parlor or Presidential cars. The coach cars looked like they fogged up quite a bit. Our 3 year old was so excited!

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Thank Sarah B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved riding the train to go see the Christmas lights! The wait and long line to get on the train was the only drawback but we were standing in a tent and not outside in the cold so that was a plus. We were given free hot chocolate and a sugar cookies while waiting. Once we got on the... More 

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Thank Jacob V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was pretty cool, honestly it was our second time going, but the 1st one was even better the second time felt kind of dull but we were taking my grandparents and they loved it. Around this time they have a santa ride and the santa walks around the carts interacting with kids, which is a nice experience.

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Thank Leopoldo1027
Vail, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun train ride. Not a loop, train goes up the mountain then back on same track. Try and sit on one side on the way up and then switch sides on the way down. Very expensive, look for deals. Employees are friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome, relaxing ride through absolutely beautiful country!! The employees of the Georgetown Loop were warm, kind, and gracious. We were given hot cocoa, a cookie, and roasted chestnuts waiting for our scheduled time. Santa interacted with everyone in the car, and his "elf" gave us a candy cane as we left the platform. Thank you for such a great time!😁🎅

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This train will make a complete loop to get out of the valley. Seeing the sites from the train here and how the loggers used the railroad makes it an unique piece of Americana.

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Thank Brent V
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The kids loved this one. Too many stops for me. It was a neat experience but again a great experience for the kids. Open air train. They do offer Christmas train rides but we've never done it.

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