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Summer Train Rides

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Starting mid-May, Train Rides at the Colorado Railroad Museum aren’t just on Saturdays—frequency increases for the summer, with Train Rides available Thursday-Sunday through mid-August 2024!

In addition to Train Rides, enjoy Thrilling Thursday activities every Thursday, with pop-up exhibits, re-enactors, and a variety of activities ongoing from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Every Friday, enjoy two separate Friday Tours with a different focus each week! And every Saturday and Sunday, enjoy Touring the Rails activities! Try your hand at pushing the Museum’s “Armstrong”-powered turntable, for instance, or climb into the cab of a diesel-electric locomotive to experience a simulation of how it operates, or perhaps learn about the time-honored communication system of telegraphy and how it became a big part of railroading beginning in the mid-19th century.

The 2024 operating season features trains pulled by one of our trusty diesel-electric locomotives. We recommend advance ticket purchase, especially if you have a preferred time to ride; on busy days selected departures often sell out. Members, don’t forget that you can also book your tickets in advance, at no charge, for regular train rides.

Rides depart every 30 minutes 10am-3p.m. Thursdays-Sundays May 16 thru mid-August! Train Rides also operate Saturdays January 16-August 31 & October 5, 12 & 26, 2024!

Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 2-17, $8 seniors ages 60+. Free for Museum members and children under age 2.
Train Rides:
 $4 adults, $2 ages 2-17. Free for Museum members and children under age 2.
The Colorado Railroad Museum features a large, outdoor exhibit space and is effectively an active rail yard. Please wear appropriate clothing for Colorado weather and good footwear – we recommend good walking shoes or hiking boots as well as flexible layers. Grounds open 9am–5pm. Rides depart every 30 minutes 10am-3pm (crews take a lunch break at 12:30pm).


June 20
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 W 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403 United States
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17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403

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