We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Colorado Railroad Museum

Address: 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden, CO 80402
Phone Number: 303-279-4591
Website
Improve this listing
86%
Ranked #6 of 25 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...
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.

Hotels near Colorado Railroad Museum

Write a Review

231 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    120
    78
    23
    9
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Summerville, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Nice collection of vintage and recognizable locomotives, freight cars etc.. Lots to see fora nominal fee, liked the idea of being able to do a self guided tour. The folks here have done a great job with the displays and info available. Most are also able to answer any questions you may have...

Was this review helpful? Yes
CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! More 

Columbus, Georgia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Wish I could give a great review of this place, but unfortunately... Can't... Paid $10 to get in, I was given no information at the front desk. It was a self guided tour, outside, of train cabooses. That was ok, use to outside tours, but don't bother if you are a handicapped individual. Most of The information that was posted... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your review, I have passed your feedback on to our Executive Director as well as other staff members. The Denver HO Model Railroad Club's layout operates on quarters throughout the week and the club owners are on-site to operate it Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. More 

Smithfield, Rhode Island
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I recently visited the museum with my wife, my son, my daughter-in-law, and my two grandchildren. I have always been a railroad buff and this is a great place for young and old. It's almost all outdoors, so children can burn off plenty of energy. My grandson is 2 1/2 years old and loves trains. It was quite a thrlll... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your kind review! More 

Navarre Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a couple hours here exploring the grounds. There is A LOT to see both inside and out. It is obvious that the volunteers and curators here take pride in the place. Not sure how often they run it, but they do operate a steam locomotive. Many locomotives are displayed and could be climbed on for closer inspection.

Was this review helpful? Yes
CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting the Colorado railroad Museum in Golden, CO and for your kind words on trip advisor. To answer your question, we run equipment (steam, or diesel locomotive or a Galloping Goose). every Saturday. More 

Grand Junction, Colorado
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
19 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Whether you love trains or not this is a must see. The history, the majesty and the power represented is breathtaking. My sister used to tell me "Any time you see a train it's good luck!". You are lucky to have visited this museum.

Was this review helpful? Yes
CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review! More 

1 review
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. More 

Commerce City, Colorado
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. More 

Boulder, Colorado
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. More 

Kearney
2 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
CORailroadMuseum, Multiomedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this review

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

Been to Colorado Railroad Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Colorado Railroad Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?