Photo by Todd Harding

Brian Gary and I had a chance to visit the  Colorado Model Railroad Museum in Greeley recently. When we walked through the door, we were instantly transformed into 7-year-old boys.  The museum has the largest model train set in America that runs with a real Dispatcher.

The Museum has the largest model train set in America that runs with a real Dispatcher.  The  Museum is in a very unassuming building right next to the railroad tracks.  There is a real caboose that you can walk through and a total of 2,000 train cars and 150 locomotives. The most impressive part is the handmade scenery. If it wasn't built to scale, you would swear that the trees and mountains and trains and water and little towns and people in those towns were real.

Hours:

The museum is open to the public every Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm and Sundays from 1pm-4pm at 680 10th Street in downtown Greeley.  The hours change during the summer.

Admission:

  • Adults: $6
  • Children under 12: $3
  • Seniors:  $5

This Youtube Video gives you an idea of what you can expect at the Colorado Model Railroad Museum.