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Ridgway Railroad Museum

702 Sherman St, Ridgway, CO 81432
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Great little free museum in Ridgway.

Definitely worth a stop, this free little community railroad museum has nice interior displays... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brad W
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Ridgway, Colorado
Very Educational!

The Ridgway Railroad Museum is a great place for any railroad "techie" to visit. GREAT... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
naughtyoranch2
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Ridgway, Colorado
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702 Sherman St, Ridgway, CO 81432
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a stop, this free little community railroad museum has nice interior displays which highlight the history of narrow gauge railroads in the area. Great outdoor displays of narrow gauge rolling stock from the period. Coming soon, a brand new period steam engine built...More

Thank Brad W
Reviewed 8 February 2017

The Ridgway Railroad Museum is a great place for any railroad "techie" to visit. GREAT memorabilia on the walls and wonderful self-guided tour lets you set your own pace. There is much to learn and enjoy!

Thank naughtyoranch2
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Ok, so this is what you might expect but with some great surprises. Outdoor exhibit has original wagons from the beginning of the railway. Indoors is a great interpretive display with lots of photos, maps, artifacts and replicas. If you only have 15 minutes, don't...More

Thank OptimistBrian
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

What a labor of love done by locals. Even though it is small, there is a lot to see. Very knowledgable staff.

Thank clarson2016
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Oops! Somebody goofed & posted the wrong picture! The building pictured is actually the home of the Grammy workshop. The RR Museum is located right at the SW corner of Hwy. 550 & 62. It is white with red trim.

Thank agelessgoddess
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Actually, it's in the process of being slowly and meticulously restored, that's why it's not on display right now. No matter. There is so much more to see at this free museum: photos, models, documents, actual RR cars, the jail wagon from True Grit and...More

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Very, very small, but some interesting history. We loved the old caboose. They have some projects in the works which may expand their collection by 2017. Note: Museum is housed in the Chamber of Commerce building, not the building pictured on TripAdvisor.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Stopping in Wednesday morning, June 29, 2016, we met the nicest gentleman managing the train museum. He explained the efforts they have made to get the new engine to come to their museum. They are building a cover for the whole train to better preserve...More

Thank 5inavan
Reviewed 17 June 2016

This is a small free museum that is easily accessible off the side of the road as soon as you enter Ridgway heading south on 550. They ask for donations to help maintain the museum. I have two young boys who enjoyed climbing into/on the...More

Thank Beq2412
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Ridgway was once a narrow gauge railroad hub between Ouray, Rico and Montrose. Now dedicated volunteers have restored stock and researched the history of this area. It's free (but be kind and leave a nice donation)! The story of the Galloping Goose is fascinating --...More

Thank Sue H
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