Colorado Railroad Museum
Type: History Museums, Museums
Located in Golden, Colorado, the museum building resembles an 1880-era small-town rail depot. It's painted yellow and brown, the colors of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. The museum tells the... Read More
Located in Golden, Colorado, the museum building resembles an 1880-era small-town rail depot. It's painted yellow and brown, the colors of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. The museum tells the stories of those who rode and worked on the railroad, highlighting the significant contributions the railroad made throughout Colorado's history. A hit with all ages, displays include locomotives, passenger cars, freight cars, cabooses, model trains, a roundhouse, a turntable, a water tank and other artifacts and paraphernalia collected from 125 years of trains in Colorado. The museum runs a variety of popular special programs and events, including Day Out With Thomas, which brings the beloved children's character Thomas the Tank Engine to town, and Ride the Rails Saturdays. There are also free days throughout the year, and the best way to keep up with what's offered is to sign up on the museum's website to receive news via email.
- Daily 9am-5pm
- Adult $10; Senior (60+) $8; Child (2-15) $5
- Museums: "After visiting the museum, take a ride on one of Colorado's working historic trains, including the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Georgetown Loop Railroad, Pikes Peak Cog Railway or Royal Gorge Route Railroad."
- Best for Museums Because: Colorado Railroad Museum is one of the nation's top 10 railroad museums and has the largest collection of narrow-gauge equipment in the country.