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Colorado Railroad Museum

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Address: 17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403-1621
Phone Number: +1 303-279-4591
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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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Lots to see here with a pretty extensive collection of railroad equipment. I will take more time next time here.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2016
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Long Beach, CA
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Lots to see here with a pretty extensive collection of railroad equipment. I will take more time next time here.

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Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

if you want to see usa train up close this is the place for you .great ho model layout and garden layout.best to visited on weekend to see trains running on the loop of the museum.

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Oviedo, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The HO in the lower level was amazing but hard to get any pictures. If you like trains it can be worth your time. If you want to learn more it was just so so.

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Sumner, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We were on the way to the airport and made a quick stop. The day was very warm so a 1 hr. stop worked out. I enjoyed all the older trains outside. Was excited to see a yard engine from Standard Oil of Indiana that I have family ties too. The inside displays are interesting too and great HO lay... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

There's a big 15 acre site with plenty of rolling stock & locomotives to see here. A few more information boards might help but there's a lot to maintain here. The HO model railway downstairs is well worth a visit.

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Golden
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We always take friends and family from out of town over to the Railroad Museum. The trains are sooooo coooool! Everybody always has a good time!

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Greeley, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Impressive displays of old train cars. We paid full admission, but not everything was working. Video didn't work, the Alpine LGB set-up wasn't running - disappointing but worth a visit. Wish we'd asked for $$ back since the we didn't get to enjoy the full experience

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Golden, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I grew up in England where the riding trains is a way of life and the museums there are like art museums. Unfortunately this museum is not of that quality. They have a few cool trains to look at and I know the Thomas the Tank visit every year is super popular. I would just like a little nicer setup.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We spent several hours here, the museum and train layout is a joy to go thru. The engines and cars they have restored are so much fun to walk around (and into many of them). We got a chance to ride around on the Grey Goose engine (a Pierce Arrow car attached to a train car, how very cool to... More 

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Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

3 out of the 6 remaining Galloping Goose narrow gauge RR vehicles make their homes at this museum. We rode one of them 3 laps around the museum grounds. None of the equipment is in pristine show room condition but restored to the condition they would have been in when they were working equipment. Some are in rough condition and... More 

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