Plan Your Visit

There’s something amazing about trains

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 narrow and standard gauge steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses and G-scale garden railway. Watch as Colorado railroad history is brought back to life in our Roundhouse restoration facility with a working turntable.

Visit the 1880s-replica Depot Museum building housing thousands of rare artifacts, along with the Denver HO Model Railroad Club’s operating model layout replicating the various types of Colorado mountain railroading.

And take home a memory from our Depot General Store featuring thousands of train gifts for every railfan.


The Museum is open daily, year-round from 9:00AM-5:00PM (last admission is sold at 4:30PM).

During Polar Express Train Ride operations in November and December, the Museum will close to regular guests at 4:00PM.

Easter Sunday hours: 12:00PM-5:00PM

Thanksgiving Eve hours: 9:00AM-2:00PM

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, December 17, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

When temperatures exceed 95 degrees staff may close select rail cars that do not have appropriate ventilation.

General Admission

Members and children under 2 • Free
Children (2–15) • $5
Adults (16 – 59) • $10
Seniors (60+) • $8
Discounted admission rates are provided for Active Military, AAA Members, disabled adults and groups over 20.

All tickets include access to Museum Exhibits, the Roundhouse Restoration Facility Viewing Gallery and our Railyard. General Admission does not cover the cost associated to Colorado Railroad Museum Events.

*General Admission is not available during Day Out With Thomas event days or The Polar Express Train Ride evening operations.


Just minutes from Denver.

The Colorado Railroad Museum is located 12 miles west of downtown Denver. Take Exit 265 off of I-70 onto Colorado Highway 58 and follow the signs.

17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden, CO 80403

For driving directions and a map, click here.

Event Rental

Picnic Pavilion

Guests are invited to enjoy our outdoor picnic area with our pavilion nestled under our spectacular Colorado Cottonwood trees. Pack your favorite picnic lunch and beverages, but do keep in mind we are an alcohol-free facility.

Birthday Party Rentals

The Colorado Railroad Museum offers the perfect setting year-round, for your next “Train-Themed” birthday party or celebration. Select from two historic railcars located on the Museum’s 15-acre railyard, located in scenic Golden, Colorado

Learn more about renting space for your next event!

Group Rates

We offer a discount of 15% off regular admission prices for any adult group of 20 or more. Schedule your group and request a free volunteer tour guide by contacting Museum Guest Services at 303-279-4591 or online.

Disabled Individuals and Special Needs
General admission is $4 per guest and attendants are free. Advance notice is requested so that your visit may be accommodated.

$4 per child, ages 2-15. Advanced reservations are required for children’s groups and there is a maximum of 60 children per group. We require one adult supervisor for every seven children (ages 12 and up) and one supervisor for every five children (under 12). Supervisors receive free Museum admission.

Head Start groups pay only $0.75 per person; no other discounts apply. The ratio of one adult for every four children is necessary for adequate supervision. The group total is not to exceed 60 participants.

Photography Groups

$20 per person outside of normal museum hours ($30 during Special Events).

10 person minimum. Private photo shoots can be scheduled from 6am-9am or 5pm-8pm most weekdays.

Service Animals

Service animals for our guests with special needs are always welcome and permitted in the Museum buildings and throughout the grounds.

Upcoming Events at The Colorado Railroad Museum

Ride the Rails Saturday

Catch a ride behind one of the Museum’s unique Rio Grande Southern “Galloping Goose” Motorcars. Grounds & exhibits open 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Rides operate 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Admission: Museum Members and Children under 2 are free. Children (2-15) $5, Adults $10, and Seniors (60+) $8. Ride Tickets: Adults (16+) $4, Children (2-15) $2. Museum members […]

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Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403 United States
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Closed for Remodeling

Closed Monday-Friday February 18-22, 2019 The Colorado Railroad Museum will be closed to the public for Depot Building Remodels. The Museum will re-open to the public at 9:00AM on Saturday February 23, 2019!

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Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403 United States
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Got Style? Railroads & Design Exhibit Opening

Got Style? Railroads & Design Feb 16, 2019 – June 10, 2019 Often leading the pack as far as what was “stylish.” railroads have echoed the fashion of their day. From rail cars to benches, dining plates to lamps passengers expected and often got the best. This small exhibit explores the how materials, production technologies […]

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Golden, CO 80403 United States
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Ski Train : A Colorado Tradition Exhibit Opening

February 16, 2019 – March, 2019 The ski train has been a beloved Colorado tradition since 1940.  This small exhibit explores its unique story using objects and photographs from the museum’s permanent collection.

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Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403 United States
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The Friday Tour – Caboose

Each Friday, join us for an hour of exploring a different aspect of Colorado’s railroad history. Each tour covers a specific theme (Locomotives, Cabooses, Railroad Kitchens, Highlight Tours , Settling Colorado or Railroad Post Office Cars)! Tours are subject to change and are based on guide availability. Each week’s theme is explored using a variety […]

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Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403 United States
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