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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  • It was lots of fun, mostly cars, but some motorcycles and bicycles. They also had some restored trains that were fun to see.  more »
  • Incredible place. Not a well-known destination in Denver due to its non-profit status which doesn't allow them to advertise, but it is a must for any enthusiast of classic cars, motorcycles and...  more »
  • This was by far the coolest car museum that I have ever been to. Had an amazing variety of not just cars. But planes, trains, and bikes too! This is without a doubt one of Denver’s hidden gems. You could spend anywhere from an hour to four hours. I was there for about 2. The $10-$12 admission is well worth it. Highly recommended!
  • This wonderful museum offers the unique opportunity to see on if the remaining 'Big Boy' locomotives that ran heavy freight loads between Cheyenne and Ogden. This, along with an amazing collection of Studebaker automobiles make this museum a unique, must-see visit for any rail or car buff. Highly recommended!!!

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