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 16, 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. Staff may also close cars in rainy & snowy conditions.

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

Designing the Future: The Works & Career of Otto Kuhler

On display April 18th to June 9th, 2019 at Foothills Art Center. Opening Reception, Free to Colorado Railroad Museum Members on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 6:00PM-8:00PM. To commemorate our 60th anniversary, the Colorado Railroad Museum has partnered with Foothills Art Center to present an exhibition highlighting the artistry and talent of industrial designer Otto […]

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Foothills Art Center, 809 Fifteenth Street
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Boulder County Free Days

2019 Schedule April 19, August 16 & October 25 Catch a ride behind one of the Museum’s historic steam locomotives in vintage passenger cars. Admission: Boulder Residents Free, $10 Adults, $5 Children (2-15), $8 Seniors (60+). Residents of Boulder, Museum Members and Children under 2 are free. Ride Tickets: Boulder Residents Free, $4 Adults (16+), […]

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

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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Bunny Express Train

All aboard the Bunny Express Train at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Let the rock of the rails transport you into spring with an annual tradition at the Museum. Your whole family can hop on the Bunny Express Train, featuring the 1880s vintage passenger coach, and experience what it was like to travel 100 years ago. […]

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Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403 United States
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Rail Days: A Colorado Field Trip

Join the Colorado Railroad Museum as we celebrate the impact of railroads on Colorado History. 2nd Grade - 6th Grade 10:00AM-1:00PM Wednesday-Friday April 24-26, 2019 $8 per participant, per day. Paid reservations required by Wednesday April 17, 2019 Ride behind one of the actual locomotives that rode the Colorado rails in the 19th and early […]

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Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403 United States
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Come Hitch a Ride

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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