TRAIN RIDES

The familiar whistle has always promised adventure. The gentle rock of the rails has set the rhythm of our lives. Climb aboard one of our Train Rides, and you can re-live the magic of the rails all over again!

Mid-January through mid-May, we offer train rides every Saturday. Late May through August, train rides are offered Thursday-Sunday. Train rides operate between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., with half-hourly departures. The ride takes you on a loop around the Museum’s 15-acre Rail Yard, and lasts approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

Train rides are offered for a small fee in addition to your Museum Admission: $4 adults, $2 ages 2-17 and seniors. Members ride free!* Visit our Events Calendar to check out a list of operating dates, and to see if other activities are ongoing. Purchase Train Ride Tickets in advance (along with Museum Admission) by clicking here. Note: Trains are currently operating at reduced capacity and seating is limited. We recommend advance ticket purchase to reserve your preferred departure time.

 Due to the current on-going health situation the Museum is operating at 50% capacity. A Mask is required for entry to the Museum. During your visit we ask that you wear a mask, and follow appropriate Social Distancing practices on-site. Our staff are taking extra measures to clean and sterilize high-traffic areas and we have installed sanitation stations throughout the grounds for your use.

For 2020, we will be operating open-air coaches pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive on most operating days. A steam locomotive may be substituted on selected dates! Our popular “Galloping Goose” rail motorcar will not be operating during the 2020 season due to ongoing concerns related to social distancing and COVID-19. If you are interested in our Day Out With Thomas and Polar Express train rides and dates, learn more by visiting our Events Calendar.

*Special Events and ticketed Theme Train events (including Day Out With Thomas and The Polar Express Train Ride) not included. We recommend advance Train Ride ticket purchase for Museum Members (free) as well as for the general public, all rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about becoming a Museum Member, click here!

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Thrilling Thursdays & Train Rides

Join us for Thrilling Thursdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m! Included with regular admission. Each Thursday features special guests and demonstrations. A new Pop-Up Exhibit will explore our weekly theme, and kids can search for our mascot, Spike! Topics explored include the nuts and bolts of how trains work, to more imaginative themes like “Railroad […]

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Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403 United States
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The Friday Tour & Train RIdes

Join us for The Friday Tour 1 p.m. - 2 p.m! Every Friday, join us for an hour of exploring a different aspect of Colorado’s railroad history with a themed, guided tour! Each week’s theme is explored using a variety of museum resources to help bring the subject to life, and guests are welcome to […]

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Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403 United States
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Touring The Rails & Train Rides

Join us each weekend for Touring the Rails 10 a.m. - 2 p.m! Volunteers are stationed at key locations throughout our outdoor Railyard to answer questions and point out some of railroading’s less obvious but more universal aspects between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Learn how our turntable uses balance and leverage so a single […]

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Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403 United States
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Touring The Rails & Train Rides

Join us each weekend for Touring the Rails 10 a.m. - 2 p.m! Volunteers are stationed at key locations throughout our outdoor Railyard to answer questions and point out some of railroading’s less obvious but more universal aspects between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Learn how our turntable uses balance and leverage so a single […]

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

The Colorado Railroad Museum is now open to the public most Tuesdays-Sundays throughout the year from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information on hours & admission, click here! For a calendar of events, click here! For questions email Info@crrm.org, click here!

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

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