Forney Museum of Transportation, Denver

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The Forney Museum of Transportation is a one-of-a-kind collection of over 500 artifacts relating to the history of transportation. It began with antique cars, but soon expanded to include vehicles of all kinds. Some of these are familiar, while others spark the imagination. When you visit you will be treated to a paradise of automobiles, trains, bicycles, wagons, motorcycles, carriages and so much more!

Home to one of eight surviving Union Pacific "Big Boy" steam locomotives, Amelia Earhart's first car, the one-of-one Martin Air Car and the Timme Vintage Motorcycle Collection.

The Forney Museum of Transportation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization which exists to collect, preserve, and exhibit items of artistic, historical and technological interest relating to transportation for the purposes of education and personal enrichment.
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  • My husband and I enjoyed spending a couple of hours in the museum. Cars, trains, planes, motorcycles, all with short bios and histories. Friendly staff.  more »
  • Prior to our departure, we had more time, so we went to see this great exhibition. The staff were all very nice and friendly, are questions at the disposal. There are also rare, it is worthwhile in any case, and seduces one in the old times the "big boy".
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  • This place is so cool! The collection of old cars is outstanding, and I loved reading about each one. We were fortunate that the MG collection was on display as well - we used to have an MG and it was...  more »
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  • If you or someone you know is a car, tractor, motorcycle, steam engine or otherwise classic vehicle fan, you MUST visit the Forney museum. On top of their already outstandingly impressive collection, they have rotating exhibits which feature a certain type or style of vehicle for a limited time. I went when they were featuring low-riders; I'm not into the style, but I was still blown away by the quality and condition of each one. My parents were in town, and I took my kids as well. It was solid entertainment for all company involved for a good two hours. I'll definitely go again to see other featured exhibits.
  • This museum gave me an opportunity to travel back in time when represented cars were a piece of art. I am interested in the history of transportation so it was memorable experience for me. Great collection of vehicles from motorcycles to cars, trucks and even locomotive trains! I will definitely go back again and take 16 years old nephew with me.
  • Great museum and nice staff! Once I found out I could let them use some of my cars in the exhibit I decided to look more into it for the future. I'm planning on taking friends and family to experience it!
  • It was a cool place to check out; even without the kids.... The staff was super friendly.... I mean... It was genuine... They greeted and interacted with us like they knew us forever; even though this was our first encounter.... I just felt like there was something missing... The price was not as high as other places.... But; it was missing something
  • I am not sure the cost of the museum as someone paid my part but sure it was reasonable. The parking was good and we found it fairly easy with the navigation. The museum has a train, a airplane, horse buggies, cars,bicycles, toys and motorcycles. They had a gift shop and clean bathrooms. I didn't see anyone to answer questions other than the clerk that sold the tickets. I saw a sign that it is non profit and looking for volunteers so maybe we hit it at the wrong time. I would go back again it is interesting.

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