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Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden

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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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  • Even the tag-along to the train buff enjoyed this spot. We were fortunate to be there Saturday when you can get a train ride, on which they point out specialized engines and cars to check out after... 
    Even the tag-along to the train buff enjoyed this spot. We were fortunate to be there Saturday when you can get a train ride, on which they point out specialized engines and cars to check out after...  more »
  • I love trains, have traveled on trains many times. If you like trains this is worth stopping for a visit. 
    I love trains, have traveled on trains many times. If you like trains this is worth stopping for a visit.  more »
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  • This was a fun museum. This place has an actual train ride around the museum (there is an extra fee for this). You can tour many of the old rail cars. There is an impressive model railroad inside and larger scale model railroad outside. This would be a fun visit for a family with kids. Bring quarters to see the model railroad inside come to life
  • Had a great time there. The employee's & volunteers we're awesome. The train ride was great 👍, affordable too, $14.00 is cheap. Don't be afraid to leave a nice tip. The museum was fantastic, we spent over 3 hours there. 🚂🚃🚃Woo woo!

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