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Colorado Railroad Museum

17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden, CO 80402
303-279-4591
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Ranked #8 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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Littleton
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
203 helpful votes 203 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
4 helpful votes 4 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

Colorado
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93 reviews 93 reviews
52 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Railroad Museum is an interactive museum with lots of static displays of trains. Two steam locomotives are on display and there is a short route around the property in which guests can ride an antique rail car pulled by one of the locomotives. Fun stop for the kids to see trains up close, from steam engines to diesel. The... More

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

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum and for the kind review! More

Hamilton, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I visited on a quiet weekday, so I understand that some things may not have been running, and as a previous volunteer at tourist railway I know it can be tough to keep things up to peoples expectations. But for the $10 entry price this place could be better. The model train layout is nicely done and with enough spectators... More

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

Thank you very much for you feedback. We will continue to improve our facility and hope you have a more enjoyable experience during your next visit! More

Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Took our kids to the railroad museum and in general we had a good time. There are several dozen train engines and cars on the lot, and a small interior space that includes a model railroad. The big problem is that it is not well laid out in a manner that is informative (you walk from one train to another... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. We will continue to work on improving our facility. More

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