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Event Series Event Series: Rail Days: Westward Ho!

Rail Days: Westward Ho!

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

For pre-scheduled school groups, grades 2-6.
Celebrate the impact railroads had on the growth of Colorado and the west through a variety of hands-on activities. Ride behind a historic Colorado locomotive, learn Morse code, explore why and how people migrated, tour a passenger car, try turning the turntable and more! Area cultural partners join the museum at this program to help tell this important story!

Admission: $9 per person, per day (includes train ride).
Educators, please save time and fill out the Rail Days Reservation Form available here and send the completed reservation form to roni@crrm.org.

  • Ride behind a historic steam locomotive.
  • Dive into how railroads influenced the settlement of the West.
  • Learn about Robert Lewis Stevenson and his travels to the West.
  • Try your hand at Morris Code and other forms of communication.
  • Explore what people brought with them when migraiting West.
  • Discuss the impacts of westward expansion on the indigenous people and land.
  • Tour a railroad passenger car.
  • Discover how steam locomotives work.
  • Understand the rules of staying safe around trains and railroads.

Plus so much more…Space is limited so make your reservations early to ensure a spot!

“Colorado without railroads is relatively useless.”
 – Territorial Governor John Evans

Feedback from educators:
“Thank you so much for the beyond amazing day! My students took away so much. Your staff was very engaging and knew this age group so well.  We are looking forward to always making the trip each year. Loved it!”
– Julia’s Crew

Click here for a printable PDF Rail Days Form.

Questions? Email roni@crrm.org or call 720-274-5147.


April 26
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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