Children's, General, History, Science, Specialized
The Museum is located just east of Golden, Colorado, at a point where Clear Creek flows between North and South Table Mountains. Display tracks, complete with rare three-way stub switches and century-old switch stands, hold many historic narrow and standard gauge locomotives and cars. The Museum building, based in exterior design on standard station construction of the 1880s, houses the largest known collection of historic records, mementos, artifacts, and pictures of Colorado railroads.
Woodland Park, Colorado
Archaeology, Children's, General, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Specialized
Visitors to the center enjoy its wide collection of fossilized animals from the late Cretaceous period. A movie in the center's theater shows how scientists dig up fossils and get them ready for display. Even better, visitors can peer through windows into the paleo lab and watch specimens being prepared.