Start a New Holiday Tradition with the Durango Polar Express Train Ride

Durango Polar Express Train

If You Have To Catch a Train, Catch This One

The Durango Polar Express Train Ride – inspired by the award-winning Polar Express book and popular Tom Hanks film – has made it easier than ever to bring Christmas magic for the whole family to your holiday season.

You can live the story for yourself on a real round-trip train journey to the North Pole and back on the historic Durango and Silverton Train.

Families with children of all ages are welcome to attend and everyone is encouraged to wear their pajamas, just like in the story. Once the trip begins, there will be hot chocolate, cookies, and the book will be read over the sound system.

There will even be a chance to receive a special gift from Santa himself, once the train gets to the North Pole. Santa will also lead the way in a group caroling session inside the train.

There are multiple packages for different types of seating on the train, including standard class, deluxe class, and first class, and you can even plan a private car for a large group.

To make reservations, call 866-675-6900 or go to, where you can also find more information on the event. And to learn more about holiday opportunities in the area, visit us anytime at Nissan of Durango in Durango, CO!

Old West Gunfight in Durango, CO

Old West Gunfight

Belle Saloon by Scott Smith

Reliving the dramatics of the Wild West is something of a past time here in Colorado and it’s something the Diamond Belle Saloon does well. Depicting popular gunfights from the 1800s, the theatrical reenactments are something you won’t find anywhere else. Supported by the Strater Hotel, the Old West Gunfight is a ton of action packed into a short amount of time.

The theatrical gunfight takes place at the Diamond Belle Saloon and is historically accurate according to records. Mainly taking place in the 1800s, Old West gunfights typically involved at least two participants, the wanted man and the lawman.

Some parts of the gunfight also include one of the Saloon Belle girls as well. Interested in getting in on the action? Guests have the opportunity to play a role in the gunfight for a small fee.

Reenacted gunfights include those that actually happened, including the O.K. Corral shootout of 1881 that took place in Tombstone, Arizona.

The theatrical reenactments take place on August 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st from 7:00 to 7:20 p.m. Trust us when we tell you it’s something you have to see!

We here at Nissan of Durango, CO can’t wait to see the Old West Gunfight in person this year!

The Best Fall Fun in Durango, CO

fall fun in Durango

Fall Is A Beautiful Time of Year

Fall is upon us out here in the west, and it’s already showing us some stunning, breathtaking colors and sights. There’s plenty to do and see throughout the state of Colorado, but even right here in great town of Durango, there’s more than enough to keep the whole family entertained with autumn affairs. Here’s our quick list of the best fall fun in Durango :

Peanuts the Great Pumpkin Patch Express

Take the family on a beautiful, relaxing train ride that the kids won’t soon forget (and not just because they get to meet the one-and-only Snoopy)! The Pumpkin Patch Express departs from the Durango Train Depot at 9:00 am, Sunday, Oct. 18th and Sunday, Oct. 25th.

Pumpkin Painting Contest

On every remaining Thursday of October from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., come on down to The Clay Room to pick up a ceramic pumpkin and paint it however your heart desires! Bring it back by the 29th to be judged.

Durango Nature Studies Full Moon Hike

Learn more about nature while you’re in nature this fall – and do it in true Halloween style under the light of a full moon! Let Durango Nature Studies teach you all about everything nocturnal and know a little bit more about the moon by the end of the night.

It’s hard to say what the best fall fun in Durango is when the city offers so many unique and exciting events, but wherever you end up, we’re sure you’re looking at a really good time. After trying some of these events out, let Economy Nissan know how it was!