Special Events

Grounds open 9am-5pm, with activities and entertainment 10am-4pm. Train rides depart every 30 minutes from 10am-3pm.

Museum Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors (ages 60+), $5 ages 2-17, members and under 2 are free. Rides: $4 adults, $2 ages 2-17, free for members.

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The Colorado Railroad Museum may change scheduled operating equipment as needed without providing any notification.





It’s full steam ahead for tricks, treats and trains! Join us for the Trick or Treat Train at the Colorado Railroad Museum Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25. The event will feature Steam Train Rides behind newly restored, 1899-vintage Rio Grande Southern steam locomotive No. 20, plus lots of socially distanced family fun!

The Railroad Museum is a family-friendly, mostly outdoors experience. While we won’t have Trick-or-Treating as usual this year, there will still be treats for the kids! Tickle your funny bones at the “not so spooky” Haunted Railcar and the Olde Railroaders Silly Graveyard. Enjoy live entertainment, visit our local vendors for a tasty snack, and get photos with the family in front of our Pumpkin Patch cart and Harvest-decorated historical locomotives and railcars!

This event has been planned with your safety in mind. Masks are required for Museum entry, and must worn at all times when indoors, aboard trains, and outdoors whenever proper social distancing cannot be maintained. Train capacities are currently reduced, with room for groups to spread out safely aboard trains. Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the Museum grounds.

Our final Members Appreciation Day for 2020 will be held on Sunday, October 25. In addition to all of the above, Museum members will have the exclusive opportunity to ride aboard our recently refurbished Rio Grande Southern caboose (limited seating—first-come, first-served). Also this day, Behind-The-Scenes Tours of the Museum’s Richardson Library will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Grounds open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Activities and Entertainment 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Train Rides depart every 30 minutes from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

In addition to SPECIAL EVENT SUNDAYS, Museum members receive free admission & train rides on select event dates in 2020:

Train Rides
Member Appreciation Days
SCFD Free Admission Days
Boulder County Free Days
Spring Break
Rail Days


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


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Golden, CO 80403

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