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Golden - Colorado Railroad Museum

17155 West 44th Avenue

About us
A replica of an 1880s-style depot, the museum building houses thousands of rare old photographs, artifacts and documents illustrating the colorful histories of the railroads which have served the state for over 125 years. An outstanding book and gift shop features hundreds of railroad books and videos, as well as magazines, posters, jewelry and other memorabilia.

The museum is located just east of Golden, Colorado, at a point where Clear Creek flows between North and South Table Mountains. Display tracks, complete with rare three-way stub switches and century-old switch stands, hold many historic narrow and standard gauge locomotives and cars. The museum building, based in exterior design on standard station construction of the 1880s, houses the largest known collection of historic records, mementos, artifacts, and pictures of Colorado railroads.


Brittany Kelley

Saturday, March 3, 2018
This is a great place to come and explore. My toddler loved all the trains he could climb on and explore. We took a ride on the Galloping Goose train for additional price. There is a large covered area to picnic but bring your own food as they do not sell food here. Outside they have a garden train set that wasn't running when I was there. Inside they have a small museum with interesting things to look at and areas for children to play. They also have a HO train set you can watch through glass that is so intricate you can look at it for hours if you wanted. We could easily spend 2-3 his here more if we took a long picnic.


Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
This museum is a fun way to spend an afternoon. It was not very crowded so it was easy to walk around and enjoy really looking at all the trains. There were so many different trains from throughout history - it was amazing! Inside, there is an exhibit for kids (but as an adult, I enjoyed it too!) that went through the alphabet, explaining various historical facts or technical facts about trains. In the basement, there is an elaborate mini train exhibit that is amazing! Outside, you are free to roam and many of the trains allow you to get on them or in them so you can enjoy them from a different perspective. We spend about 90 minutes there and we would definitely visit again.

Evans Winner

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
Super fun for our four-year-old and interesting for the grownups. The free train rides are a win for the little one, and the HO-scale model room downstairs in the main building is endlessly fascinating for us. We got a membership because the kid (obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine) never gets tired of coming and riding the trains. The staff are extremely nice, and laid-back. If you go on a less-popular day, in particular, expect lots of time spent talking to the volunteers about the history of their engines, some of which is nothing less than amazing.

Cody Schuyler

Friday, March 9, 2018
This is a terrific place to experience a little bit of history! Can't beat the price and my 4 year old nephew cannot get enough of the trains. Great place for a kids birthday party or to take the family. The variety of vintage locomotives is very impressive and they are kind enough to allow you to explore several of them unguided.

Justen Staufer

Monday, March 12, 2018
This is the best museum in Colorado!!! My son loved it as much as my wife and myself. The staff is amazing. They love to answer questions. The ride on the Galloping Goose is a must and do not miss the HO track in the basement. It is not as obvious as it should be.

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