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 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. And finally, take home a memory from our Depot Store featuring thousands of train gifts for every rail enthusiast.



General admission is not available during Day Out With Thomas event dates or during The Polar Express Train Ride evening performances.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays).
Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 2-17, $8 seniors ages 60+. Free for members*



Masks must now be worn indoors. This is because of a new health order issued by Jefferson County, in which the Colorado Railroad Museum is located. There are NO EXCEPTIONS allowed. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Selected dates January-October, Train Rides are also offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 15 to 20 minute ride aboard vintage railroad cars may be pulled by a variety locomotives. Our “Galloping Goose” rail car is not operating in 2021 because of social distancing concerns.
Regular Train Ride Tickets: $4 adults, $2 ages 2-17.

Groups call for reservation availability (1-800-365-6263).

We are a Blue Star Museum (click here to learn more).


Wednesday, November 24 – closing at 2 p.m., last admissions at 1 p.m.

Thursday, November 25 THANKSGIVING – The Colorado Railroad Museum will be CLOSED.

Friday, December 24 CHRISTMAS EVE – The Colorado Railroad Museum will be CLOSED.

Saturday, December 25 CHRISTMAS DAY – The Colorado Railroad Museum will be CLOSED.

Friday, December 31 NEW YEAR’s EVE – The Colorado Railroad Museum will be CLOSED.

Saturday, January 1, 2022 NEW YEAR’S DAY – The Colorado Railroad Museum will be CLOSED.

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

More Train Ride Information Here
Note: Mask Required for Museum Entry. We are currently operating trains at reduced capacity, and seating is first-come, first-served for each ride. Advance purchase reserves a ride at your desired time.

*Restrictions apply during special events and specially ticketed theme train events including Day Out With Thomas (September) and The Polar Express Train Ride (November-December).

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


17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403

Office hours

Open Daily
9:00am – 5:00pm

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(800) 365-6263

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