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Colorado Railroad Museum

17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403-1621
+1 303-279-4591
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take in a bit of history and excite the kids

This museum is a really fun trip to make. Lots to learn and see, with the foothills as a backdrop... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
lindareilly1975
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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
It depends on what you want

If you're looking to walk around the outside of old trains this place may be for you. I guess they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MichiganDad2
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Livonia, Michigan
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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 good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“love trains” (35 reviews)
“model trains” (22 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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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

This museum is a really fun trip to make. Lots to learn and see, with the foothills as a backdrop. Not very crowded, which surprised us, because it's such an accessible, fun place to look at some incredibly useful engines of the past, as well...More

Thank lindareilly1975
CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review after visiting the Museum, we always appreciate visitor feedback!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking to walk around the outside of old trains this place may be for you. I guess they operate on a tight budget as most of the insides are closed. If you are looking for a complete experience not sure you will get...More

Thank MichiganDad2
CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden Colorado and for taking the time to leave your feedback for future visitors.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We've taken our Grandson multiple times, and he loves it there. Climbing around on real trains, ringing the bell. Check their web site for special events. Thomas makes an appearance there occasionally. Visiting Golden Colorado is also a great experience, including the Coors Brewery and...More

Thank GCP80130
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 time to leave a review! I appreciate you including some of the other amazing locations that are nearby in Golden and that you mentioned both our Special Events as well as teh annual...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was awesome! Got to visit and see Thomas the Train for the first time with my grandchildren and it was great! The old trains were interesting and a thrill to see and a joy to see Thomas and the joy OT brought to the...More

Thank kwinters38
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 for future visitors, we appreciate it!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only train you could get into was the engine outside the main office, and even that wasn't that exciting. The trains were not running while we were there as it was a weekday, and we felt that the price should be discounted when you...More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum and for taking the time to leave feedback. I am sorry the train rides were not available during your visit. I did want to mention that our admission prices are lower when we are not running a...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

If you are train enthusiast you will love this place! The fee is reasonable for everyone, seniors are $8. If you have AAA you save a dollar. The is an interesting film, a working miniature train in the basement along with other cool stuff. The...More

1  Thank Roxanne B
CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting and also for taking the extra time needed to leave your review along with helpful information for future visitors!

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Our son is a 8 year old train fanatic so on our trip he wanted to go here. We bought tickets to ride the galloping goose. Which later we refunded because it ended up not being the goose and the other train that was going...More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. While we do our best to post information online about upcoming operations it is difficult to say with certainty which piece of equipment will be operate during daily...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

90% of the museum is outside, so be prepared. It's a self guided tour. There are a lot of photo opportunities with many trains.

Thank Charlotte S
CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum and for taking the time to leave your feedback.

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I grew up looking at my father's steam engine books as a child. Despite having the love of trains instilled in me at a young age, the Railroad Museum was somewhat of a disappointment. If you like looking at old, stationary, trains you may enjoy...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Most of the exhibits were closed for maintenance so it left us with very limited options when it came to looking at the trains. In addition, its right across the street from a water treatment plant which leads to quite nauseating smells whenever the wind...More

1  Thank Bryan G
CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

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

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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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Response from CORailroadMuseum | Property representative |
Unfortunately no. Due to insurance regulations the only animals allows inside the grounds are service animals.
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