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Train Rides & Friday Tours!

July 22

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 13, 2022

Tour Guide in Railcar

The familiar whistle has always promised adventure. The gentle rock of the rails has set the rhythm of our lives. Experience it all again at the Colorado Railroad Museum.

Stroll the Museum’s 15-acre railyard with over 100 locomotives, passenger and freight cars, cabooses and even a G-scale garden railway. Watch as Colorado railroad history is brought back to life in our Roundhouse restoration facility with a working, hand-operated turntable. Visit the 1880s-replica Depot Museum building housing changing exhibits, along with the Denver HO Model Railroad Club’s operating model layout replicating the various types of Colorado mountain railroading.

Friday Train Rides (available May 13-August 12, 2022)

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 & children under age 2.
Grounds open 9 am – 5 pm, rides operate every 30 minutes 10 am to 3 pm (crews take a lunch break at 12:30 pm).

Each Friday, the Museum offers two traditional tours. The Highlight Tour acts as a wonderful introduction to the Museum, its collections and the railroads impact on Colorado’s history. Visitors can also join us for the afternoon tour where each week our trained guides delve more deeply into a different aspect of Colorado’s railroad history.

Highlights Tour: Fridays -10:30AM-11:30AM
Special Topic Tour:
Fridays – 1:30PM-2:30PM

Guided Theme Tour: $3 plus General Admission (Free for Museum Members, ages under 2).
Tours are subject to change and are based on guide availability. Each week’s theme is explored using a variety of museum resources to help bring the subject to life with the understanding that guests are welcome to continue their visit on their own after their tour.

2022 Special Topic Tour Dates & Subjects
Moving the Message Tour: July 1, September 2 & November 4.
The Locomotive: Steam & Diesel Tour: May 20, July 15, September 16, October 21 & December 16.
The Caboose Tour: May 27, July 29, September 30 & November 11.
Railroad Etiquette: June 24, August 19, September 23, November 25 & December 9.
The Galloping Goose Tour: July 22, September 9, October 14 & December 30.
The Railroad Kitchen Tour: June 10, July 8, August 26 & November 18.
The RPO (Railroad Post Office) Car Tour: June 17, August 12 & October 28.
The Pullman Tour: June 3, August 5, October 7 & December 2.


Come Hitch a Ride

15-acre railyard with over 100 locomotives is waiting for you to explore. 


17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403

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Open Daily
9:00am – 5:00pm

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(800) 365-6263

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