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Colorado Model Railroad Museum

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Colorado Model Railroad Museum

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Visitor from MI wrote a review Sep 6
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Marvelous displays, quantity of trains and memorabilia. Miniature towns, cars and trucks provide accurate period and scenic backdrop for various trains. Interactive buttons to push. Husband was able to speak with a volunteer and see behind the scenes electrical layout and computerized system for the various trains running on different tracks. Saw families enjoying the scavenger hunt for children. Very enjoyable!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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garrett p wrote a review Feb 2020
Greeley, Colorado2 contributions3 helpful votes
This place is really cool. Not really into trains but when I seen all the models and details that go into making the different displays it was awesome. We ended up spending 2 hours looking at everything.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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TMGrep wrote a review Jan 2020
Golden, Colorado27 contributions3 helpful votes
The Model Railroad Museum in Greeley is a wonderful place for visitors of all ages with an interest in trains or model railroading. Plenty of volunteers to answer questions, nice sturdy wooden stools for smaller visitors to stand on to see better. Displays of real railroad items like the special dishes, towels, lanterns, a full size crossing light set. Framed items and explanations of real railroad events. Yards and yards of model train set ups complete with water features, landscaping, (including a display of how they are built), cars, trucks, & buildings making up towns and villages.There's a balcony area with more displays and an excellent view of the extensive model set up. There's a real full size red caboose furnished with everything the trainmen would have needed when they lived aboard. Two tables of wooden train set ups for little ones are lots of fun for them. An hour to 1.5 hours is sufficient for a complete visit. We walked a couple blocks to The Mad Cow Saloon for a wonderful lunch (see separate review) and thoroughly enjoyed our day. Wheelchair access isn't too bad except to get up to the balcony. The entry is level and most of the floor is level with some short pile carpeting (like indoor/outdoor type). People sitting at wheelchair level may not be able to see all the displays.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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FellowTraveler797160 wrote a review Dec 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
I've seen model railroad layouts for years in many places. The San Diego layout in Balboa Park was the best, I thought, until I saw this one. It is far and away the best. Much time and effort was put into this exhibit. It is very large and well laid out. It is complete where many are a work in process. Additions may be made to this exhibit, but it looks complete as it is. I can't say enough about how great this model railroad exhibit is. It is a must see.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Larry T wrote a review Dec 2019
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Beyond my expectations. Well worth the entry fee. The volunteers worth great and were like little kids again.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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