Colorado Railroad Museum
In Golden, CO at the base of North Table Mountain
Recommended by: Thomas Train
I love trains and I love the railroad museum! I got to see what people used to send messages before the internet. There is this thing called a telagraph. A person would use it to tap out a message. I got to hear what a message sent over a telagraph would sound like. It must have been hard to learn how to understand it all!
The Colorado Railroad Museum is known as one of the greatest privately supported rail museum in America. It houses 70 historic gauge and narrow locomotives. The exhibit spans 15 acres and is located at the base of North Table Mountain. If your kids love Thomas the Tank Engine, this railroad museum will knock their socks off!
Aside from an outstanding outdoor array of exhibits, an indoor museum designed to mimic a late 1800s train depot is beaconing to be explored. You can easily lose yourself in thousands of vintage photographs, rare artifacts, and unique documents. One of the most detailed exhibits is found in a bay window on the west side of the museum. The area is styled after a telegrapher’s office. The display is complete with a telegraph sounder that taps out Morse code for viewers to hear. The dots and dashes will mesmerize young onlookers as they learn about old-style communication.
Tours are readily available on the weekends and select days during the week. Weekend visitors receive an extra special treat. The museum rolls out the legendary RGS Goose 7, a train everyone can climb aboard and ride the rails on! The RGS Goose 7 dated back to 1936 when it ran passengers from Durango to Ridgway until 1951.
The museum offers birthday and party rentals. Reservations can be made via their website or by phone. Whether you’re local or in town, plan a trip to the Colorado Railroad Museum. It’s one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences you won’t soon forget!
17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403
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|Jacob Tip: Bring your picnic basket! There’s plenty of area to picnic for lunch, and the museum encourages it.|
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