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    I think this place does a good job of maintaining its web reputation (maybe the reviewers are allied with the museum in some way), but not in providing as good an experience for children as they could potentially do. Your child likely will NOT be able to ride on any type of steam train or replica thereof. Rather, you’ll ride on this lame “Galloping Goose” train, which comprises an old Pierce-Arrow body that the museum’s staff has outfitted with some older truck engine and transmission from the 50’s. Thus, they avoid the costs of maintaining a steam train for daily use for its patrons. Also, you may see many interesting big trains on their grounds, but if you go to explore them, you’ll be chased down by paranoid guys telling you “Hey, you can’t go in that area, we’re not insured for that, we don’t have the staff to lead people around tours of those trains,” etc. The model train setups all have a colder, “hands off, kid” aura too them (not able to walk among the setup model-train landscapes). In short, severely lacking interactive experiences, which, as any parent knows, is a must for kids. My son, who is three, properly used the word “sucks” for the first time in a sentence after coming here. Not a choice word for him to be using at that age (I’m working on that), but it summed up my experience as well. A long drive to Golden just to be let down.

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    Excellent train museum for kids and adults. Train rides every saturday. Polar Express is amazing!!!

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    Every time we visit, the staff always welcomes us and is so friendly. My son loves going and he only wishes the model trains outside would run every time he comes by…He wants to go every weekend and often during the week as well.

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    Awesome historic collection!

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    These place was awesome, take the kids and make a day of it, they will have a great time.