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Colorado Railroad Museum

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Address: 17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403-1621
Phone Number: +1 303-279-4591
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Great collection, great location

My son who is three loves chuggington, an animated series and we weren't quite sure how his enthusiasm would carry over to the real thing. I am pleased to say that it was a hit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Arizona
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92 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum should be of interest to railroad buffs. There is a fantastic model in the lower level. It costs 25 cents to make the train run on the track. In addition some model railroad aficionados, were very entertaining at the exhibits outside - Thomas the Train kept the interest of my two year old grandson. But, the larger displays,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son who is three loves chuggington, an animated series and we weren't quite sure how his enthusiasm would carry over to the real thing. I am pleased to say that it was a hit for the whole family. They have a great collection and are always making improvements and upgrades to the display. I would definitely recommend if your... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must-see if you like trains. Has a nice collection of steam locos and you are able to walk around close-up.

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Highland Heights, Ohio
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Could not believe the size of the trains. Much walking. Needs more cars open for viewing on the inside, but I understand the liability issues. Outside G size rail was working thanks to a volunteer. HO set up in basement was great. Unfortunately no "O" . Would be nice they could take some of the exhibits in the basement and... More 

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Larry, Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden and for taking the time to leave a review and feedback. I have shared your post with our staff and look forward to your next visit. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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102 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We visited the museum as part of our nephew's birthday party (held in the dining car on property). The museum has a diverse collection of trains, but smaller than some other locations. It has a very authentic feel as it isn't overly structured, and trains feel spread out a bit like a real train yard might be. There is a... More 

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NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

visit this historic site if you're in the area. but visit it soon. since last trip there 10 years ago, a lot of deterioration sad to say. a lot of empty spaces. minimal upkeep is evident. they must need a big infusion of cash soon. nice local to CO collection. only part that seems to have had attention is gift... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Whether as part of a visit to Golden and its other attractions or as a destination of its own, this is a great place for people of all ages to explore. On a glorious, sunny October morning I saw several three-generation families enjoying the rolling stock, intricately detailed model train layouts, and historic artifacts. In two hours, I easily took... More 

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Devon, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Plenty to see here for kids and big kids. Steam locos, large and small, diesel locos and rolling stock. They even have a few Galloping Goose locos. At weekends and holidays they have trains running around the track circling the site. A roundhouse where all the engineering work takes place with viewing area; usual gift shop. Unless you are a... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is an awesome place to visit if you love trains. When ever friends visit from out-of-town, we take them to the Colorado Railroad Museum. It is a fantastic place for children to exercise their imagination and touch an important part of our past. Everyone can climb up into a caboose, engine, and passenger car. Over the years, the volunteers... More 

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lincoln
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

My husband likes trains but I'm not really a fan. Despite my feelings I still enjoyed our visit and found the place interesting. They were setting up for a Thomas the tank engine day so lots of activity.

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