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Colorado Railroad Museum

17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403-1621
+1 303-279-4591
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Brits love your huge trains

This is a great place for us Brits to view some of your huge old trains. We spent about 1-2 hours... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Michael D
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london
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Great Museum

They've got working setups of steam and coal engines and one of the best layouts for old... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kathleen L
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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” (35 reviews)
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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 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great place for us Brits to view some of your huge old trains. We spent about 1-2 hours there and took loads of photos.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They've got working setups of steam and coal engines and one of the best layouts for old locomotives I've ever seen.

Thank Kathleen L
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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Several exhibits as you would expect. Very nice large miniature layout with mountains, towns, etc. and trains that run for just 25¢. There is also a miniature fun zone area that also runs for just a quarter. Outside there are quite a few engines and...More

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CORailroadMuseum, multimedia coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you for visiting our museum in Golden, CO and for taking the extra time to leave a review online!

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We visited the railroad museum in late November of last year (2017). We took our 5 year granddaughter on the Polar Express. I can not say enough about this event. From the time we walked in to get our Golden tickets to the time we...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This is a true gem! There have been additions and expansions to this interesting property! Check out the roadhouse! Enjoy bookstore and other available souvenirs and collectibles! They have a Golden Goose! Try out "Ride the Rails" Saturdays or come to visit Thomas the Tank...More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you for visiting our Museum and for taking the extra time to leave a review for others, we appreciate it!

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Library, train ride, model train that can be run, indoor and outdoor exhibits, gift shop within a few minutes of downtown Golden. Recommend the train ride for young and old as train goes twice around the yard which contains a private, closed off kiddy sized...More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

I just wanted to say thank you for visiting the Museum and for leaving a well written and informative review! We appreciate it!

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

We arrived at the front gate, and all we could see was different railroad engines and cars. There was more railroad history packed into this small area than we expected. We did not ride the train around the museum area, as it seemed appropriate for...More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

A weekday in late December is evidently not the time to visit this museum, although the admission price doesn't reflect that. None of the train cars were open, there were no trains running, full size or garden size, and the coin-operated ran a small HO...More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, CO and for taking the time to leave your feedback. The Museum always has a select number of historic rail cars open for visitors to explore including at least two locomotives with bells to ring....More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This little site near Golden, Colorado, is a treat for train lovers, old and young. Indoors there is a model setup that requires quarters to work, a display of a railroad alphabet, and videos about the history of the museum. Outdoors there are lots of...More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum and for taking the extra time to write a review. The Denver HO Model Railroad Club layout inside the Museum Depot basement is operated each week on Tuesday afternoons from 12:00pm until 4:00pm in addition to being...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Giving it a 3 of 5 based on my Polar Express experience. It wasn't what my family and I expected, and we left after the first part. This was our first time with this location's Polar Express, and we didn't care for the setup, specifically...More

Thank Eric S
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Cathy K
15 March 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
16 August 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
23 July 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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