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Colorado Railroad Museum

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Address: 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden, CO 80402
Phone Number: 303-279-4591
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Lose track of time year-round at our Depot Museum and 15-acre railyard...
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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Lots of fun for the family

We visited on a Saturday, and got to ride the train around the grounds. The train club was there running the model trains. Many volunteers were cleaning up and working hard... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Boquete, Panama
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Boquete, Panama
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We visited on a Saturday, and got to ride the train around the grounds. The train club was there running the model trains. Many volunteers were cleaning up and working hard. There were lots of rare train cars that were quite interesting. This is a great place to take kids.

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Littleton, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I took our 3 year old grandson, who picked this over the Children's Museum and the zoo. He loved ringing the bells on the old steam engines and climbing up and down and in and out of the cars that were open. Very nice staff, the 3 gentlemen eating lunch in the roundhouse even interrupted their break to wave at... More 

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

Wow, what a thoughtful and kind review, we really appreciate the feedback, especially our Store Coordinator and Buyer Andrea Bestor who has been working hard to bring in more material for girls and women. We look forward to your next visit and hope you have an opportunity to join us for a ride later this year! More 

Wasaga Beach, Canada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

While in Golden go see the Colorado Railroad Museum this is well done on the history of rail roading. a very interesting Museum large area for all types of rail road memorabilia,rail road office, miniature trains on display, books on the history of rail roading well worth the price of admission DM.WB

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

Thank you for choosing to visit the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, CO and thank you for the kind review! More 

San Francisco
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My family visited recently after several days of snow, so the weather may well have impacted our visit. That said, we were somewhat disappointed. While there are many engines and cars scattered throughout the yard, you can only board maybe half-a-dozen of them. The indoor portion of the museum is quite small. I would say that the guys doing restoration... More 

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

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, CO and for taking the time to share a review about your experience. Guest feedback helps us make decisions regarding our slate of projects and we hope you will consider joining us for a train ride sometime in the future! More 

Denver, Colorado
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127 reviews 127 reviews
28 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The snow has been melting so the grounds were very muddy, but other than that it was very good. We came in the free open day, not sure how much it normally cost but it was great for a free day out.

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

Thanks for braving the spring Colorado mud to visit and for taking the time to post a review! More 

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

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate the kind words! More 

golden, co
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for the kind words! More 

Golden, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for the kind words! More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this review

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 

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