Special Events

Holiday and seasonal trains along with special rail-related events, highlight the Museum’s annual Timetable and include a ride behind one of the Museum’s steam or diesel locomotives in passenger cars from different eras in Colorado railroad history.
Admission is valid all day and includes unlimited rides. Rides and activities operate 10:00AM to 4:00PM.

Admission rates: Museum Members and Children under 2 are free, Children $5, Adults $15, and Seniors $10.

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Bunny Express Train

March 26

All aboard the Bunny Express Train at the Colorado Railroad Museum.

Let the rock of the rails transport you into spring with an annual tradition at the Museum. Your whole family can hop on the Bunny Express Train, featuring the 1880s vintage passenger coach, and experience what it was like to travel 100 years ago.

The Easter Bunny and Spike the Railyard Hound will be handing out candy, and the Depot General Store will have the perfect gift ideas for this year’s Easter baskets.

Thanks to our sponsors: OUTFRONT Media and SCFD

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Magnificent Moms and Model Trains

May 21

It’s May! A picnic for Mom, summer-like breezes and the distant whistle of trains highlight this special day at the Colorado Railroad Museum. We invite you to bring a picnic, settle in under the shade of our beautiful Pavilion and hear live music from noon – 1:00 and 2:30 – 3:30. With something for everyone, music will feature standards from the Great American Songbook.

For the kids and everyone’s inner child, a variety of train clubs will be on hand with information and demonstrations, the highlight being Colorado Railroad Museum’s own permanent exhibit from the Denver Garden Railway Society.

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Steampunk at the Station

June 18

Our steam engines create the perfect backdrop for this trending genre of “science fiction meets the 19th century Industrial Age” found in music, clothing art and lifestyle. Steampunk at the Station invites guests to arrive in their finest Steampunk attire and/or with their own customized Steampunk gadget* for half price admission. Steampunk performers and vendors will be on hand to set the stage for the nighttime event.

The Colorado Railroad Museum will close at 5 p.m. and re-open at 5:30 p.m. with a ticketed concert at the Pavilion from one of Colorado’s hand-picked Steampunk bands (TBD).

Tickets for this 21+ only event are $20 and do not include daytime admission. Food vendors will be on hand to pair nicely with the microbrewery from Golden’s finest independent brew houses. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

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* The Colorado Railroad Museum is not liable for lost or damaged Steampunk gadgets brought to our site.

Dinosaur Express Train

July 23

Make fresh tracks through prehistory with a day of exciting activities and surprises for the whole family.

Ride behind a historic steam locomotive and follow the dinosaur tracks around the Museum’s 15-acre railyard. And don’t miss the adventurous stories of these prehistoric reptiles during our Dinosaur Storytime.

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The Whistlestop

August 20

We will have current politicians and historical re-enactors on hand performing whistle stop campaign speeches throughout the day from the back of a festively festooned train car. This event is held in conjunction with Colorado Rails & Cocktails: Politics and Trains taking place the August 26.

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Trick or Treat Train

October 29

It’s full steam ahead for tricks, treats and trains at the Colorado Railroad Museum!

The Railroad Halloween Town is a safe place to enjoy Halloween. Catch a ride behind the historic locomotive in vintage passenger cars hosted by conductors and engineers in full costume.

Visit all of the Town’s special stops to fill your treat bags and tickle your funny bones including the “not so spooky” haunted railcar and the Olde Railroaders silly graveyard. And, get a great picture of your costume as you pause in front of our Pumpkin Patch cart.

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