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Colorado Railroad Museum

17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden, CO 80402
303-279-4591
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Ranked #9 of 28 Attractions 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, cabooses and coaches, Garden and HO layouts,... more » 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. « less
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Hurst, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

It was a Very Educational "Walk" thru time to see these Vintage Locomotives, Diesels, and the Garden Railway. Traveling especially from N.TX to see this site was Amazing. I would recommend this to any and all RR people to see, its like a suburb from Denver, about 20miles away. Make sure you also see the model display in the lower... More

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Barmouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Visiting the area and from the UK, called by not to ride but to visit gift shop, I wanted to purchase several books from your shop. It was 4pm and you had Thomas the tank event on, parking at the museum had been restricted to staff only, why thou? Surely make your staff park out of town and catch the... More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear you had a bad experience. Unfortunately we do not allow parking on-site during the 6 days that Thomas the Tank Engine visits the Colorado Railroad Museum in September each year. I am glad to hear you were able to purchase your books. More

Greensburg, PA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

my wife and I stopped by one day and the place wasn't very busy. We had a great time looking at the trains and thinking about their history. The set up inside was very nice and we spent probably 2 hrs looking at everything. I would recommend this place. It was worth the time.

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! More

Littleton
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Visited the museum today with grandkids kids ages 3, 6 and 8. The last time I was there, about 4 years ago (used to take my kids there often), it was still really fun because there were several engines and train cars we could walk through, which enabled us to imagine how it was to ride in them long ago.... More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I have passed your feedback on to our management team. Currently we do have several cars open each day including to steam locomotives with bells that kids can pull on. While our selection of open cars varies by day we are working hard to restore and open more pieces. Have a great day! More

New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Easy to get to on a lovely property surrounded by the mountains. Highly recommend if you are a train buff or have children that enjoy the old trains.

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review, we're happy to hear you had a fun visit! More

Westerville, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

As a train enthusiast I'm a sucker for most any train museum. This one has a nice collection of old trains and rail cars. The collection is kind of spread out and not overly organized but overall it includes a pretty diverse collection of old locomotives and rail cars. Great place for kids.

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Currently we are working to move many pieces of our historic rail equipment from their original locations on isolated display tracks to new positions with similar equipment. It is a lot of work (check our Restoration News section of the web site for our latest UP Diner move) and will be an on going project. More

Stuart, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband is a train enthusiast, so we had to visit the Colorado Railroad Museum while we were in town. It was a pleasant surprise for me - the model layout in the station is beautiful and the trains outside very interesting. My only criticism is that it would have been nice to be able to go inside more of... More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I have forwarded your feedback to our Curator! More

USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very interesting exhibit of locomotives! Enjoyed the short visit on the way to the Coors Brewery Tour.

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping bye while visiting the area! More

Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our whole family (two adults and one teenager) really enjoyed this museum when we were there on August 22, 2014. It was a great experience to see all the old steam engines and to actually videotape a running steam train. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this review

I'm glad you had a great time at the Museum. We plan on operating steam locomotives more frequently in 2015, especially since D&RGW Steam Locomotive No. 491 returned to operation last week! More

Baltimore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This place has lots of trains to look at. You can't get on most of them and there is a lot blocked off right now but when everything is open this is a very fun place. My 2 little boys love trains and will spend hours just looking at them. We come 2 or 3 times a month!

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We just completed the UP Diner No. 4801 move and are woking on cleaning up the grounds after this massive project. More

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