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“Not what it used to be”

Colorado Railroad Museum
Ranked #8 of 56 things to do in Golden
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Owner description: Lose track of time year-round at our Depot Museum and 15-acre railyard featuring over 100 engines, cabooses and coaches, Garden and HO layouts, renowned library and roundhouse restoration facility with working turntable. Special events and train rides behind a vintage steam locomotive throughout the year. Train rides each Saturday. Visit our website for group rates, events and information.
Littleton, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Not what it used to be”
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

For people with kids from 2 to 6 and the kids are into trains, this would be ok. This is my second visit back and a few of the trains you could get on during my first visit are closed off. The lay out is haphazard and some attention by management to actual paths and what is an open exhibit needs to be seriously addressed, ie chain around round house trestle is not marked as to which side you can be on.
Since they have a newer diesel, old ski train, would be nice to set up platform for people to see interior of an older modern train. The folks that are there are volunteers, but this place could be so much more if the museum had the proper direction.

Thank Skidadoftwo
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A must see in this quaint little town”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

This is an awesome place to visit. I have two daughters and a son under the age of 10 and all three of them absolutely loved it. Unfortunately the rain ran us out but we were still able to see quite a bit and ride the steam engine... The highlight for my son. This is a must see for anyone with young kids or any train enthusiast.

1 Thank Srtkst
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Boulder CO
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Blah... Skip it!”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We have two train crazy boys and were very excited to bring them, but it was a huge letdown. The outdoor trains didn't have any info signs and you couldn't go inside, but 3-4 of them. What is the point of having all those cool trains and not be able to see inside. Even if you couldn't go inside, build a platform and let folks look inside the windows.

I do have to say the model train in the basement was really cool, but you have to pay extra to run it. Pay homage to all the man hours erecting it and run the darn thing, so people can see it in all its glory.

We were through the entire place in 1hr 15 min and do not plan to come back, even though we are fairly local.

Also getting in and out of that place with a stroller was very hard. Not many even paths.

Visited July 2014
Thank Allegedgogirl
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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A wast of time!”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

I have been to other railroad museums and this bay far is a joke! My first clue should of been when we pulled up in the car, I thought it has to be better then this! There is a station that you get your tickets and there is a model railroad down stairs not bad except you have to pay 25 cents to see the trains run!!!! Then when you go back up that's when it gets interesting! There is power and box cars as well as passenger cars strolled about on tracks up the side of the hills, Watch your step you could brake an ankle if you are not carful! There is a round house with not much going on, The day we were there they were moving an engine in the table. This place need lots of work and should not be called a museum! Everything is just sitting and rotting away!!!! They did have the gray goose running around for an extra price no big deal! Pass this one up!!!!!!!

Visited July 2014
1 Thank 07escape
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Old Trains”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Who doesn't like old trains? Engines, passenger cars, cabooses. It is a dream come true. If you like trains, you will enjoy visiting here. Ongoing repair and restoration on site as well.

Visited June 2014
Thank C S
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