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Colorado Railroad Museum

17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403-1621
+1 303-279-4591
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2017 Polar Express Review

Our first time ever on a Polar Express so we have nothing to benchmark off of. The experience was... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2017
Ron0001
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Chicago, Illinois
Visit was not what expected

We went to the Colorado railroad museum with myself, husband , and 2 year old daughter today... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
ColoradoMe
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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 good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“love trains” (35 reviews)
“galloping goose” (31 reviews)
“rolling stock” (20 reviews)
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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 24 November 2017

Our first time ever on a Polar Express so we have nothing to benchmark off of. The experience was cool and our son enjoyed it, but we felt for the price it wasn't worth it. You start out in a room with members from your...More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum for a Polar Express Train Ride and for taking the extra time to leave your feedback, I have shared your comments with our staff.

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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We went to the Colorado railroad museum with myself, husband , and 2 year old daughter today( 11/22/2017). We were so excited to visit and have been looking forward to going for a long time. It cost $5 my daughter and $10 for each adult....More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. As you mention we strongly suggest checking the web site or calling the Museum staff to confirm what exhibits and operations are available for each visit. Our small...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Last night our group of 6 expreienced the Polar Express train ride. We purchased the blue ticket because it stated that you would have the best viewing. (12 total in the blue group. A man and son, a couple who drove 14 hours up from...More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

I am sorry to say I was VERY disappointed in this experience. I took my grandchildren, ages 4 and 7, and while it was neat to get on the train and the lights outside made it look very magical, the performance did not engage the...More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Thank you for riding the Polar Express Train Ride at the Colorado Railroad Museum and for taking the extra time to leave a review. I am sorry to hear your experience was not up to your expectations and I have shared your comments with our...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This museum offered a Very interesting walk in the Romantic error of trains in the West. The museum has lots of rolling stock to tour.

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for taking the extra time to leave a review after your recent visit. We appreciate it!

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

None of the trains outside were open for viewing. The display in the basement is wonderful but no trains were running. The coin operated options do not do much. Static displays are reasonable, particularly the alphabetical working through all things to do with rail service....More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum and for taking the time to leave your feedback. I would be happy to mail you a visitor pass for use on a future day, just email me at matt@crrm.org. Upcoming highlights include: Sundays in April 2018...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

For $10 per person, you must go if you have the opportunity. There is an abundance of items for purchase in the shop, hands on fun for kids. There is a working model inside, including working trains and the detail is nothing short of magnificent!...More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum and for taking the extra time to leave a review. I will share your endorsement with the rest of our staff!

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Arrived on A Sunday afternoon and unfortunately many of the carriages were closed. Good number of trains and locomotives. The scaled trains downstairs are impressive. Not bad value for $10 pp, guess we hit it when not much was going on.More

Thank Michael C
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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum and sorry to hear you caught us on a slower day. Often times we are unable to operate exciting events on weekdays due to the lower visitor turnouts. Luckily we have our 2018 schedule online (or going...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We went on a Sunday and it was not crowded. Our two year old had fun exploring the trains at her own pace. There are train rides on Saturdays but not on Sundays. The staff was pleasant and helpful. We spent about a hour and...More

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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum and for taking the extra time to leave a review!

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

As a self confessed train nut, I just had to stop here on our Golden visit. This is, without doubt one of the best laid out train museums in the country. The rolling stock, the magnificent garden railway, the friendly staff and the overall sense...More

Thank Paul G
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CORailroadMuseum, Multimedia Coordinator at Colorado Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Wow, what an awesome review! Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback after your visit, this is one I cannot wait to share with our staff!

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Cathy K
March 15, 2018|
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Response from CORailroadMuseum | Property representative |
Our admission prices depend on the day and the scheduled activities. Most days we charge $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 2-15 and $8 for seniors. Most Saturdays we offer optional rides on a train or a Galloping Goose for $4... More
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Bárbara M
August 15, 2017|
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Train ride time depend on the event taking place. For the most part train rides last about 15-20 minutes during our Special Events, Ride the Rails Days, Free Admission Days, etc. During the Day Out With Thomas event the... More
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Diane K
July 22, 2016|
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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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