$40 for Family Premium Membership to Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden ($80 Value)


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In a Nutshell

  • General admission for up to 7
  • Entrance to Steam-Up events
  • Discounts on purchases
  • 100+ engines, cars & cabooses

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Must activate by 11/21/11, membership expires 1 year from activation date. New members only. Valid only for family premium membership. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Before the invention of the steam engine, train robbers plied their trade by holding up monocled East Coast bankers riding each other piggyback. Witness the historical influence of the locomotive with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a family premium membership (an $80 value) to Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden.

The Colorado Railroad Museum puts the rich history of the Western rail on display through exhibits, a renowned railroad library, and more than 100 engines, cabooses, and coaches. Reap the plenitude of perks that come with the family premium membership, including general admission for two adults and up to five additional individuals to all of the museum's multifarious attractions, including the Depot Museum building—a replica of 1880s-era station architecture, complete with rare old photographs, artifacts, and a fast-talking swindler selling steam. The space also hosts various exhibits, the Restoration Roundhouse, which spruces up locomotives with a swift kick to the caboose, and a 15-acre rail yard of diesel locomotives, passenger cars, and cabooses. The Robert W. Richardson Railroad Library houses more than 10,000 books specific to railroads for people tired of reading the entire Internet just to find train information.

Members also acquire entrance to Steam-Up events throughout the year, subscriptions to the Iron Horse News magazine, and a train-engine pen pal for their sedans. The membership also shovels into the favor firebox with discounts, such as $5 off admission for cultural events, 10% off purchases in the Depot General Store, and 10% off Red Caboose party rental.

Colorado Railroad Museum

Like a small-town railroad depot in the 1880s, the Colorado Railroad Museum’s main building features wide eaves and a bright-yellow exterior. The building reflects the Museum’s overall goal: to hark back to Colorado’s railroad era, a time when the state relied on its groundbreaking, narrow-gauge mountain railroads for supplies and information. Since 1959, the Museum has showcased the machinery of that time with an array of locomotives, passenger cars, freight cars, and cabooses. Alternatively, they present visitors with a glimpse of Table Mountain on the Museum’s train rides, enabling them to ride the rails in a bygone style without just taking the subway in an Abe Lincoln costume. To supplement its trains, the Museum hosts thousands of related rare photographs and artifacts, such as a replica of a 10,000-gallon water tank, humorously dubbed No Agua, that was once used to refill steam locomotives on the Chili Line to Santa Fe.

Customer Reviews

Took my 15 month son and 6 year old daughter. Both had a blast!
Morgan R. · June 8, 2015
Saturday is good because of the train ride.
Frederick R. · November 8, 2014
Lots of "real" trains to look inside and explore. The kids had a blast. It is the best train museum in CO!
Erin M. · October 17, 2014
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    17155 W 44th Ave.

    Golden, Colorado 80403

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