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Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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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  • visit this historic site if you're in the area. but visit it soon. since last trip there 10 years ago, a lot of deterioration sad to say. a lot of empty spaces. minimal upkeep is evident. they must ne...  read more »
  • Whether as part of a visit to Golden and its other attractions or as a destination of its own, this is a great place for people of all ages to explore. On a glorious, sunny October morning I saw sever...  read more »
  • Plenty to see here for kids and big kids. Steam locos, large and small, diesel locos and rolling stock. They even have a few Galloping Goose locos. At weekends and holidays they have trains running ar...  read more »
  • 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!
  • CALL PRIOR TO GOING! The museum is ok and they have lots of old train cars and engines. But i wouldn't bother if they're not going to be running the train. And don't bother checking the website either because the calender is wrong. Call prior to going. We had our 2yo all excited about riding a 'choochoo twain'! He still enjoyed it but I think we'll just go ride the pikes cog rail soon instead.
  • What a fun stop for the family especially the kids! Not cheap but not too pricey either. $10/adult and $5/kids (kids 3-15) for a small museum downstairs and lots of train cars to explore. You have to pay extra to get a ride on one of the trains. The museum had a little kids play area which was nice. Bathrooms are tiny but there is a change table in the women's bathroom. It was a fun experience!
  • Very disappointing. Saturday rides were cancelled for the Thomas special exhibit. The model trains are too high for younger kids to see, and they only run with an additional "donation". The G-scale train only runs when certain volunteers are here, and none were here. On a positive note, I really enjoyed a chat with one of the docents and there are some interesting trains.
  • It was alright. I wish that the exhibits were better kept and that there was more exploring to do on your own. Probably just a lack of funding to keep the trains safe. It is not every day that you get to walk around these giant trains so that was pretty neat. I would go again but the bar will be lower next time.
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