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Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden
(3.9/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
The West was won largely in thanks to railroads, and Colorado Railroad Museum will tell you all about Colorado's role in the process. Walk through the 6 ha (15 acre) rail yard, where a G-scale garden railway and more than 100 narrow- and standard-gauge steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses, and a HO model railroad sit. Next, head to the restored roundhouse to see how a Colorado railroad workshop looked in the late 19th century. The depot museum features an 1880s architectural style and houses more than 1,000 artifacts and displays that show various styles of mountain railroads. Wrap up your visit in the "general store," which offers various train-themed gifts. Use our Golden vacation planner to add Colorado Railroad Museum and other attractions to your Golden vacation plans.
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  • A must-see if you like trains. Has a nice collection of steam locos and you are able to walk around close-up. 
  • Could not believe the size of the trains. Much walking. Needs more cars open for viewing on the inside, but I understand the liability issues. Outside G size rail was working thanks to a volunteer. HO...  more »
  • We visited the museum as part of our nephew's birthday party (held in the dining car on property). The museum has a diverse collection of trains, but smaller than some other locations. It has a very a...  more »
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  • Took my 4 year old son for the Thomas the Tank Engine special event September 2016. Was absolutely amazing and I dare say I had as much fun as he did. Was very busy but the staff and volunteers did an incredible job managing the crowds and keeping the trains moving on schedule. Parking was a little intense as we had to park over a mile away and shuttle in, but the shuttle was free and there were several shuttles going at the same time, keeping the lines down. Everyone we talked to was friendly and informative. It was a great time and I have no qualms about getting tickets next year. Thank you!
  • Lots of great history here, kids love it. You could spend hours waking in an out of every railroad car if you wanted. The train is fun too, although it's very short. You actually go around the same track 3 times. Little kids think it's great though.
  • I had a membership here as a child and went multiple times a week until I was about ten. This place owns a piece of my heart. It's changed a lot over the years, but the nostalgia never does. Love CRM til death do us part. Hours of entertainment for youth and adult train lovers.
  • Our families favorite dinner restaurant for breakfast and lunch. Most of the wait staff has been there for the eight years we have been going there. Friendly and kind. The food is great. Standard dinner fair but with Spanish influences. Biggest and best breakfast burrito in town, if your hungry get it! And they often have great specials, we often order form the specials menu. Portions are good and the kids menu has lots of options.
  • This is a fun place, we had a membership for several years. Our kids loved going here. They have some AMAZING programs, we went to Day Out With Thomas, Polar Express, and several others. Some of them seemed expensive when we bought tickets (i.e. Polar Express), but after going we realized it was well worth it. The staff and volunteers do an amazing job! The only downside is that parking is limited (it is more than enough most days) so they shuttle you by bus from down the street, but it's not inconvenient unless you buy a bunch of stuff at events like Day Out With Thomas and have to lug them with you. When we left Colorado in 2016 we wished we could bring this place with us!