History museums instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with this Groupon.
- $10 for one-day Monday-Friday Museum admission for two adults and up to five kids ages 2-15 (up to a $20 value)
Admission is not valid during Ride the Rails Saturdays, but customers may purchase admission for an additional charge of $4 for adults and $2 for kids.
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.
92% of 870 customers recommend
“Saturday is good because of the train ride.”
“There is a basement component that we completely missed the first time. It wasn't pointed out to us the first time. The kids loved that part of the museum.”
“A bit of a drive for me but much fun for a nice day. We had ages 2-10 & all loved it.”