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Colorado Railroad Museum

Address: 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden, CO 80402
Phone Number: 303-279-4591
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Ranked #8 of 52 things to do in Golden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: Lose track of time year-round at our Depot Museum and 15-acre railyard featuring over 100 engines...
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Lose track of time year-round at our Depot Museum and 15-acre railyard featuring over 100 engines, cabooses and coaches, Garden and HO layouts, renowned library and roundhouse restoration facility with working turntable. Special events and train rides behind a vintage steam locomotive throughout the year. Train rides each Saturday. Visit our website for group rates, events and information.

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Aurora
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Whether it is trains, western history or just museums, this is the place to vist. Small enough to easily navigate but with a large collection, it is a train lovers must see.

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golden, co
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The museum has several trains that can be explored, occasionally they fire up a train to take rides around the park, too. There is a model train in the basement of the main building to check out along with historical pictures and information. You can buy the kids little presents from the gift shop.

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Golden, Colorado
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

so much to do and see. The old railroads are fascinating and the places they ran often unbelievable. You can't believe where they put railroads without modern equipment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We have taken our son to this museum nearly a dozen times when we head to Colorado for ski weekends (it is perfectly located as we head up the mountain or down). He is now 3 and loves to walk around the trains if the weather is nice, play with the wooden train table in the depot. This past winter,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Our grandson is crazy about trains so we thought this attraction would be a wonder place to visit. Bottom line, they have tons of train cars and engines and a train ride but you can't tour many of them and for the most part there is very little signage to provide a history or technical information. There is a wonderful... More 

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Thank you for your feedback, I will pass it on to the Museum's staff. Feedback like yours is important as it allows us to improve our visitors' experiences. In your feedback you mentioned our HO & Garden Model Railways. The club owners operate the HO model in the basement from 1:00pm until 4:00pm every Tuesday and the layout is otherwise... More 

Parker, Colorado
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We have done the Santa Express out of Canon City several times and decided to do the Polar Express. We purchased the high end tickets. My grandson (7) loved it and definitely bought into the whole story line and Santa was one of the best I have seen. The take-away gifts were great and make for a lasting memory. Only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Our first trip with our family was at Day Out With Thomas. The event was very well run and everyone at the Museum was extremely nice and helpful. We went back to the Polar Express which was also a wonderful experience. it is an easy drive from where we live, good parking and a wonderful time.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

I was here with my family for the first time at Day Out With Thomas. The museum is a great place for families, not just at this and other events, but any time. The facilities are well kept and the train cars, engines, etc are great to look at inside and out. If you or your kids love trains, make... More 

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Happy in Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

What a great time we had with our 4 grandchildren. The feeling was magical. Inside the train was dressed for the occasion, and Santa was most perfect. We had hot chocolate, cookies, and they read the story to us. Very fun evening, kids loved it will do this again next year. I hope we all continue to BELIEVE.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Having visited numerous railroad museums throughout the country, this has to rank among the best. Not only does the museum have a fabulous collection of equipment, they are constantly working to restore equipment from the late 1800s, and doing an outstanding job. I have visited as an individual, and taken our grandchildren, and there is something for everyone. Be sure... More 

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