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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  • Welcome, small museum very nice without too many world, not too expensive and interresting, qq car and big loco us, very nice, free parking
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  • Forney Museum of Transportation in Denver Colorado is housed in a large building with spacious parking. The museum charges a small fee and discounted amount for seniors to help with the upkeep of the ...  more »
  • We are visiting family in the area, and I saw mention of the Big Boy loco so I decided to visit this museum. Since it is inside there isn't much in the way of camera angles for the train equipment, bu...  more »
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  • Very complete transportation museum with good write-ups on almost every piece. I thoroughly enjoyed my 1.5 hour walk through. My dad would have loved it even more.
  • This place was great. I took the kids there for something to do and that was educational. The kids loved it and they got to see so much history in one room. It was awesome
  • Neat little place nestled in over near National Western Complex in Denver. They have some pretty neat items that we've not seen at other museums, including Big Boy, which we were there to see. Automobiles are the vast majority of the museum (very few planes). Pretty cool flow though, as the museum starts with very early transportation and moves through the ages. The children enjoyed it, but have a shorter than adult attention span and were bored about half way through. TIP: Don't miss the little train table in the gift shop. For a quarter, the kids can drive their own train. Pretty neat for adults and kids alike.
  • This a great place to visit for all ages. Very well planned lay out and displayed. I was impressed by the availability of strollers or wheelchairs at the entrance for those who need them. The staff is warm and helpful.
  • This is an awesome spot with lots of stuff. Much better than ever hoped for. Definitely worth your money

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