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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 19 May 2017
Brad W
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Ridgway, Colorado
Customized rail automobiles

Ok, so this is what you might expect but with some great surprises. Outdoor exhibit has original... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
OptimistBrian
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Oshawa
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19 May 2017
“Great little free museum in Ridgway.”
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Tried to visit this museum in March (while on vacation in Telluride.) Museum isn't as pictured (photo is of a store in town, where no one knew details about the train museum); the actual museum was closed (and seemed to be under construction); only the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
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!

Date of experience: September 2016
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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

Date of experience: October 2016
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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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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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.

Date of experience: August 2015
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

Date of experience: July 2016
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.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank karengG5973BB
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

Date of experience: June 2016
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

Date of experience: July 2015
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