Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden

4.0
#2 of 9 in Museums in Golden
The West was won largely in thanks to railroads, and Colorado Railroad Museum will tell you all about Colorado's role in the process. Walk through the 6 ha (15 acre) rail yard, where a G-scale garden railway and more than 100 narrow- and standard-gauge steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses, and a HO model railroad sit. Next, head to the restored roundhouse to see how a Colorado railroad workshop looked in the late 19th century. The depot museum features an 1880s architectural style and houses more than 1,000 artifacts and displays that show various styles of mountain railroads. Wrap up your visit in the "general store," which offers various train-themed gifts. Before you head to Golden, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Golden vacation planning website , to make sure you see all that Golden has to offer, including Colorado Railroad Museum.
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  • Don't pick a day when you are limited on time to visit the Colorado Railroad Museum at Golden, CO, if you are a rail buff, because there are enough antique and vintage rail road rolling stock items to...  more »
  • An interesting Railroad museum, with a good selection of locomotives and rolling stock from across the history of railways. Descriptions and history n the locomotives could perhaps be more informative...  more »
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  • I visited here as a child and still to this day remember having a great time. We were in town with my own kids and had to bring them here. They thoroughly enjoyed it. The number and variety of trains here is impressive for a local museum. The staff is also very friendly and they made sure we were having a good time.
  • This place is great, lots of cool old trains. A real walk through train history. The volunteers are knowledgeable about the trains and have many stories to tell.

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