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Rides & Friday Tours!

July 14

Tour Guide in Railcar

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 12-August 11, 2023)

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

Special Topic Tour Dates & Subjects:
Afternoon Highlight Tour: June 23, August 18, September 22 & November 22.
Moving the Message Tour: 
May 5, July 30, September 1 & November 3.
The Locomotive: Steam & Diesel Tour: May 12, July 14, September 15, October 20 & December 15.
The Caboose Tour:
 July 28, September 29 & November 10.
The Galloping Goose Tour: May 19, July 21, September 8, October 13 & December 29.
The Railroad Kitchen Tour: June 9, July 7, August 25 & November 17.
The RPO (Railroad Post Office) Car Tour: June 16, August 11, & October 27.

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.


Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 W 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403 United States
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15-acre railyard with over 100 locomotives is waiting for you to explore. 


17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403

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9:00am – 5:00pm

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