Special Events

Grounds open 9am-5pm, with activities and entertainment 10am-3pm. 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.
Train Rides: $4 adults, $2 ages 2-17, free for members.

Order Advance Tickets Here (available 2 Weeks Before Event). All Aboard!

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

STEAM DAYS

Saturday & Sunday May 15 & 16, 2021
Grounds open: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Rides & activities operate: 10:00AM-3:00PM

For the first time in its 62-year history, the Colorado Railroad Museum will have three coal-fired narrow-gauge locomotives under steam and operating for two days in May!

Museum grounds will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A parade of all three locomotives will kick things off at 9:30 a.m. each morning, with Train Rides beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing every half-hour until 3 p.m. Special double-headed steam trains will operate at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. both days. Locomotive No. 491 will return to the roundhouse after the morning’s parade and remain there, under steam, for viewing and occasional demonstration trips onto the turntable.

CLICK HERE ORDER ADVANCE TICKETS ONLINE

Regular Museum Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 ages 2-17, Museum Members and under age 2 free. Train Rides: $4 adults and seniors, $2 ages 2-17, Museum Members and under age 2 ride free.

Masks are required for Museum entrance, and must be worn when indoors, aboard trains, and when safe distances cannot be maintained otherwise. Social distancing guidelines remain in effect for everyone’s safety. Museum Grounds and Train Ride capacity remain limited due to pandemic-related restrictions, so advance purchase of admission and train ride tickets is strongly recommended.

DINOSAUR EXPRESS TRAIN

Saturday May 29, 2021
Grounds open: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Rides & activities operate: 10:00AM-3:00PM

Make fresh tracks through prehistory with a day of exciting activities and surprises for the whole family! Ride behind a coal-fired steam locomotive, and follow the dinosaur tracks around the Museum’s 15-acre railyard. Enjoy dinosaur themed activities hosted by Dinosaur Ridge and Morrison Natural History Museum.

Check out a dinosaur-themed LEGO Layout created by the Denver Lego Users Group, and build your own dinosaur creations. Meet “Mr. Bones” along with our famous Spike the Railroad Dog. Food, drink and tasty treats available. Face mask required for entry, and must be worn indoors and while riding trains.

Dinosaur Express Train activities take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and are included with regular Museum admission. Enjoy Steam Train Rides (optional, additional fee) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well! Museum members of course enjoy free admission and train rides. Capacity is limited, and advance reservations are suggested.

CLICK HERE ORDER ADVANCE TICKETS ONLINE

Regular Museum Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 ages 2-17, Museum Members and under age 2 free. Train Rides: $4 adults and seniors, $2 ages 2-17, Museum Members and under age 2 ride free.

Masks are required for Museum entrance, and must be worn when indoors, aboard trains, and when safe distances cannot be maintained otherwise. Social distancing guidelines remain in effect for everyone’s safety. Museum Grounds and Train Ride capacity remain limited due to pandemic-related restrictions, so advance purchase of admission and train ride tickets is strongly recommended.

ALL THINGS ENGINE

Saturday June 19, 2021
Grounds open: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Rides & activities operate: 10:00AM-3:00PM

Bring Dad out to the Museum on the Saturday before “his” day, and let him revv up his motor! Check out antique tractors, hit-and-miss engines and early diesel engines, Model A and Model T cars, and even a Fire Truck! Take a ride behind our diesel engine-powered locomotive, looping around our 15 acre railyard. Enjoy great local food and concessions as well as Turntable Demonstrations and our own mascot, Spike the Railroad Dog! Activities and train rides all take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., with the Museum grounds open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CLICK HERE ORDER TICKETS ONLINE
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.

Masks are required for Museum entrance, and must be worn when indoors, aboard trains, and when safe distances cannot be maintained otherwise. Social distancing guidelines remain in effect for everyone’s safety. Museum Grounds and Train Ride capacity remain limited due to pandemic-related restrictions, so advance purchase of admission and train ride tickets is strongly recommended.

RAIL FAIR

Saturday August 14, 2021
Grounds open: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Rides & activities operate: 10:00AM-3:00PM

There’s more to Colorado’s rich railroad heritage than simply trains! Join the fun at our first-ever “Rail Fair,” as the Colorado Railroad Museum celebrates the role railroads have played in the agricultural, mining, and transportation history of our state.

Train Rides will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., pulled by an authentic, coal-fired steam locomotive. During those same hours (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), a variety of special activities and demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the Museum’s extensive outdoor campus.

Representatives from the National Western Stock Show will be on hand to share Denver’s rich history as a regional livestock hub. The Forney Transportation Museum will display a wagon, showcasing the earliest means of transporting migrants westward to Colorado. Learn more about Colorado mining and the extensive railroad network that served the far-flung regions.

Also on hand this day will be the Museum’s official mascot, “Spike,” the railroad dog. Turntable demonstrations will be ongoing, allowing you to try your hand at pushing a full-sized railroad turntable by hand! Food and beverages will be available for purchase as well. Come join the fun!

CLICK HERE ORDER TICKETS ONLINE
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.

Masks are required for Museum entrance, and must be worn when indoors, aboard trains, and when safe distances cannot be maintained otherwise. Social distancing guidelines remain in effect for everyone’s safety. Museum Grounds and Train Ride capacity remain limited due to pandemic-related restrictions, so advance purchase of admission and train ride tickets is strongly recommended.

HARVEST HAUNT

Saturday October 23, 2021

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!

ADVANCED TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE SOON!
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.

Masks are required for Museum entrance, and must be worn when indoors, aboard trains, and when safe distances cannot be maintained otherwise. Social distancing guidelines remain in effect for everyone’s safety. Museum Grounds and Train Ride capacity remain limited due to pandemic-related restrictions, so advance purchase of admission and train ride tickets is strongly recommended.

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