We spent the first half of Easter weekend exploring the amazing Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, just 15 mins from Denver.
I can't believe we've been in Denver this long without visiting this place. There is such a rich history of railroads in this part of the country, and this place is a goldmine if you take the time to explore!
They also have an extensive gift shop for those with train-obsessed kiddos.
Sprawling and a bit random, there are cars from all eras of Colorado's railway history - mail cars, milk cars, dining cars, kitchen cars, cabooses, and you can walk right into most of them - climb around in them, get a feel for them.
A snowblower car, as dramatic as a Tarsem film.
Waving to the running train, which runs a circuit around the railroad museum. It's not easy to see everything in one visit (I think we only saw about have the acreage, even though we were there for several hours!) and the circle train gives you a chance to see the entire layout, including the turntable, which is something to see!
It bears watching where you step, but oh what a glorious heap of artifacts it is!
This car can be rented for parties...I think this might be our next birthday venue!
After a long, sunny day at the railroad museum, we stopped by the wheatpaste party that was part of Denver's Month of Photography, featuring prints by a number of wonderful local photographers.
What: Colorado Railroad Museum
Where: 17155 W. 44th, Golden, CO