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Colorado Railroad Museum

17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403-1621
+1 303-279-4591
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Railroad History Done Right

We arrived at the front gate, and all we could see was different railroad engines and cars. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bainc2016
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Inez, TX
Disappointing compared to other railroad museums I've visited in the US and Europe

A weekday in late December is evidently not the time to visit this museum, although the admission... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
GHJr
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403-1621
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank bainc2016
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!

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

1  Thank GHJr
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

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

1  Thank kls925
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

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
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

First time experience! Very professional, well organized and FUN! Employees / staff were amazing. Closely followed the Polar Express story and they went to great lengths to make sure everyone was involved and participated!!! Excellent family outing!

Thank Fdelidude
CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad this holiday season and for taking the extra time to leave your review!

Reviewed 25 November 2017

Our first time ever on a Polar Express so we have nothing to benchmark off of. The experience was cool and our son enjoyed it, but we felt for the price it wasn't worth it. You start out in a room with members from your...More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum for a Polar Express Train Ride and for taking the extra time to leave your feedback, I have shared your comments with our staff.

Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We went to the Colorado railroad museum with myself, husband , and 2 year old daughter today( 11/22/2017). We were so excited to visit and have been looking forward to going for a long time. It cost $5 my daughter and $10 for each adult....More

1  Thank ColoradoMe
CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. As you mention we strongly suggest checking the web site or calling the Museum staff to confirm what exhibits and operations are available for each visit. Our small...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017

Last night our group of 6 expreienced the Polar Express train ride. We purchased the blue ticket because it stated that you would have the best viewing. (12 total in the blue group. A man and son, a couple who drove 14 hours up from...More

1  Thank jdmt0422
CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to leave a review and feedback. I have shared your response with our management team.

Reviewed 13 November 2017

I am sorry to say I was VERY disappointed in this experience. I took my grandchildren, ages 4 and 7, and while it was neat to get on the train and the lights outside made it look very magical, the performance did not engage the...More

1  Thank db_peeps
CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Thank you for riding the Polar Express Train Ride at the Colorado Railroad Museum and for taking the extra time to leave a review. I am sorry to hear your experience was not up to your expectations and I have shared your comments with our...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This museum offered a Very interesting walk in the Romantic error of trains in the West. The museum has lots of rolling stock to tour.

Thank Anteater343
CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for taking the extra time to leave a review after your recent visit. We appreciate it!

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Bárbara M
16 August 2017|
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Response from CORailroadMuseum | Property representative |
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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Response from CORailroadMuseum | Property representative |
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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Aaron A
7 September 2015|
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Unfortunately no. Due to insurance regulations the only animals allows inside the grounds are service animals.
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