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Colorado Railroad Museum

17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden, CO 80402
303-279-4591
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Ranked #7 of 26 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...
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

We took our children to see the Polar Express. They did a wonderful job of recreating the whole experience. We had a little mix up with our tickets but they accommodated us, which was above and beyond what most places would do. I would recommend them!

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

Thank you for attending the Polar Express Train Ride at the Colorado Railroad Museum. I am happy to hear that we were able to accommodate your group and I will pass your feedback on to our staff! More 

Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I took my 6 year-old grandson to the Polar Express train ride to the North Pole on Sunday evening and it was wonderful! The staff did a great job of dancing, story-telling, acting and serving up hot cocoa and cookies to delighted young 'Believers!' The conductor took each of our Golden tickets and punched them just like in the movie.... More 

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Commerce City, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Seeing Thomas is now a tradition for the family. Great price, great learning experience for the kids. The staff is very helpful, and so freindly! Each time I have taken my son's, it has been nothing but great. This is something my sons will take their kids too, and I will recommend to anyone. Great access for strollers, and amenities... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We have been to the Colorado Railroad Museum before for the Thomas The Train exhibit but decided to take our 3 year old son to the Polar Express train ride. The staff did a fantastic job putting everyone in the Christmas spirit and our son was mesmerized when he got to see Santa. We will be going back again in... More 

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Kearney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We are members of this museum (have been for 3 years). My boys, 4 1/2, 21/2 and 8 months adore this place. Can't tell you how many times we get requests to go to the train museum. We spent a special night there for their first Polar Express experience! The staff and volunteers did not disappoint! Thoroughly enjoyed every piece... More 

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Thank you very much for sharing your feedback. We will continue our mission to preserve Colorado Rail History and appreciate your support. More 

Sanford, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

I have been to several train museums in the past. This was not my first. I have to say that I had a great time. There is lots of stuff to look at and do. It was not the biggest I have seen or the largest selection of trains, but it was fun and defintely worth making the trip to... More 

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Thank you very much for sharing your feedback. We will continue our mission to preserve Colorado Rail History and appreciate your support. More 

Lawrence, Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you enjoy RRs and old RR equipment then do not miss this! Would like to be there when the Goose is running. Most interesting part: the models of the steam engines, 3985, 844, and the Big Boy! Fascinating!

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Thank you very much for sharing your feedback. We will continue our mission to preserve Colorado Rail History and appreciate your support. More 

Trowbridge Wilts. UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We went to the lovely little town of Golden for the Coors Brewery tour, but it wasn't on that day! Went to tourist info office to see what else there was and spotted the leaflet for the railroad museum. From the town we could hear a distant train whistle so knew this was a place we had to see. From... More 

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Thank you very much for sharing your feedback. We will continue our mission to preserve Colorado Rail History and appreciate your support. More 

Golden, Colorado
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Who doesn't love trains? You don't have to be Sheldon Cooper to enjoy the really unique train cars and engines like the Galloping Goose. You can look into the workshop where restoration is continuous. Model trains, round house. . . and everyone working/volunteering there is so knowledgeable. Seasonal attractions and visits by Thomas make it fun for the kiddoes.

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Thank you very much for sharing your feedback. We will continue our mission to preserve Colorado Rail History and appreciate your support. More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Loved all the real trains and the model trains. Good history too for people interested in the details. Pretty grounds too.

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Thank you very much for sharing your feedback. We will continue our mission to preserve Colorado Rail History and appreciate your support. More 

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