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Colorado Railroad Museum

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Address: 17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403-1621
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+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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This was just a stop for some friends and I as we passed it. No kids with us but it was still very interesting seeing all the trains and train cars. The huge trainset in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful diamond in the rough. My Grandchildren love it and loved the train ride. They also have a large outdoor miniature train 🚂 set up with all different sizes and working trains. Plan to spend several hours so the kids can climb on all the trains

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We make regular trips to the Museum with our grandsons. They love it! They especially like the diorama in the basement - take plenty of quarters!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every state has a railroad museum that is at least partially unique in collection and character to its host state. The Colrado Railroad Museum is one of the very best in this regard, rich heritage of both narrow and standard guage, special rolling stock and rail vehicles unique to Colorado, and excellent indoor interactive displays of history, ephemera, and pointers... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was just a stop for some friends and I as we passed it. No kids with us but it was still very interesting seeing all the trains and train cars. The huge trainset in the basement was very cool. Fun for anyone to see. I recommend this to everyone.

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Matt, Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, CO and for taking the time to leave your review. We appreciate it! More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our kids had a ball here. Up close to so many different kinds of trains. It was fun for their dad, too! So different from any other activity or museum. We will definitely go back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 31 December 2016 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 30 December 2016

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

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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