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by , SmarterTravel Staff - November 12, 2007
People waiting to board the Polar Express, Durango, Colorado

Riding to the North Pole

Almost every child dreams of getting to meet Santa Claus, not in a mall, but in Santa's hometown in the North Pole. Thanks to the popularity of the book and movie, The Polar Express, trains all over the country leave their stations to travel up north to find the man in red. For a truly unique ride, hop aboard the "Polar Express" at the historic Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. On your way to the "North Pole," you'll drink hot chocolate and eat nougat, while listening to the original story. And Santa will be waiting for your arrival, with sleigh bells for each child. Tickets cost $26 per adult and $18 for kids ages two to 11.

(Photo:Yvonne Lashmett/ Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad)

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