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Colorado Railroad Museum

17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403-1621
+1 303-279-4591
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Don't Miss This if you are a Rail Nut

We are rail nuts so this may be biased. The museum has many fine examples of trains, memorabilia... read more

Reviewed today
Fredturtle42
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Algonquin, Illinois
Well Preserved

I love railroads, and the older the better. There are all kinds of rolling stock here from 50's... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jim M
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Sedro Woolley, Washington
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“love trains” (36 reviews)
“galloping goose” (33 reviews)
“rolling stock” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403-1621
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+1 303-279-4591
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Reviewed today

We are rail nuts so this may be biased. The museum has many fine examples of trains, memorabilia and history particularly from Colorado and the west. The train ride on a beautifully restored rail car was a treat. We had never heard of The Galloping...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love railroads, and the older the better. There are all kinds of rolling stock here from 50's vintage passenger trains to old narrow gauge logging and mining stock. They have a working roundhouse which can be viewed, and there is a train ride on...More

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Grew up with a New York Central line in my backyard so I have always been interested in trains and train tracks. What I enjoyed seeing is the early trains and the complexity in the old seam engines. We think our technology is the best...More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

George, Thank you for visiting our location and for taking the extra time to leave a review online!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Colorado Railroad Museum on 4th of July with family. Nice collection of items. Great HO layout! Nice detail. It would be nice to access and see more of the layout. (Display is behind glass.) Railyard is tired. Like the variety of engines and...More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum and for taking the extra time to leave a review. I have passed your feedback on to our staff and I was sorry to hear you missed the Garden Railway operations. The volunteer club operates most Wednesday,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband came here as a child in 1985 so he wanted to bring our son. Its very interesting but wish we had been there on a day train rides were offered!

Thank Crystal L
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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Crystal, Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, CO and for taking the extra time to leave a review. Do not hesitate to contact us before your next visit or check our online event calendar for our full operating schedule!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

History of railroad in Colorado. Oldest engine on track (No. 191) was neat to walk through and ring the bell. A snow blower train, a kitchen and food car were among the cars there. In Museum was a HO model setup which operated with a...More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum and for taking the time to leave a review! I am sorry you missed the Denver HO Model Railroad Club's operating hours during your visit. The volunteer club operates every Tuesday afternoon from 12:00PM until 4:00PM!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit at this great train museum! We started our visit riding on the mail train. A very knowledgeable volunteer guide took us though many historic train cars, operated the turntable, and toured the grounds while sharing a wealth of information on trains...More

Thank Wayne T
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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wayne, Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum and for taking the extra time to leave a review for future attendees!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great displays about Colorado railroading, both indoors with lots of photos and illustrations, or outdoors to see the actual engines and cars. Good for kids, too.

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum and for taking the extra time to leave a review online!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Golden Colorado Railroad Museum is perfect for a family outing, and especially for youngsters! They have done a great, great job of displaying their railroad equipment in an out-of-doors format. Locomotives, box cars, an old train depot and of course, a caboose! They also...More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lobowolf, Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum and for spending the extra time to leave a review for future visitors, we appreciate it!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my 3 young grandsons to explore the old trains. They enjoyed the train ride (3 laps around the park) and the guide’s stories were very interesting. A favorite car to explore was the red caboose. The miniature train layout inside was fascinating to them;...More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Janice, Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden and for taking the extra time to leave a review for future visitors!

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Cathy K
March 15, 2018|
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Response from CORailroadMuseum | Property representative |
Our admission prices depend on the day and the scheduled activities. Most days we charge $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 2-15 and $8 for seniors. Most Saturdays we offer optional rides on a train or a Galloping Goose for $4... More
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Bárbara M
August 15, 2017|
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Train ride time depend on the event taking place. For the most part train rides last about 15-20 minutes during our Special Events, Ride the Rails Days, Free Admission Days, etc. During the Day Out With Thomas event the... More
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Diane K
July 22, 2016|
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The museum welcomes guests of all ages. For general admission we do offer individuals 60 and older a discounted senior rate (general admission is not available during Day Out With Thomas, Polar Express & Lecture... More
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