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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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up close with lots of old trains

Nice rail yard with many historic locomotives, we got to see one run around which was much better than a typical static museum. Call first for best time to visit, when we got... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
Kevin D
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Albuquerque
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like trains, this is a great place to see. There is an interesting variety of different RR cars and locomotives. You can get up close to the various equipment on display.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 9 year old granddaughter on the Polar Express Santa Train. They do a great job enacting the book, with a couple songs from the movie thrown in. It really is very magical and fun, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my 5 year old who loves trains to this museum a few times. He loves it. He really like the steam whistle.

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Golden, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been seven years since the last time I visited. I've always enjoyed my time there...until today. The place was a MESS! You could not properly view the trains as most of them were not accessible. In addition, the Roundhouse was closed and was completely surrounded by train bits and pieces. Ice all over - major liability- and messy... More 

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Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. I have forwarded your comments to teh Executive Director as well as teh Curator of Equipment and Rolling Stock. More 

Albuquerque
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Nice rail yard with many historic locomotives, we got to see one run around which was much better than a typical static museum. Call first for best time to visit, when we got there staff was all busy with a big party and library was closed. Nice gift shop.

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Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum and for taking the time to leave a review, especially for leaving the tip about calling first! More 

Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 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 8 November 2016

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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