Special Alert
Menu
Welcome
18002336837
The Air Force Academy
The Air Force Academy
add this add this

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

From vintage speedsters to enormous locomotives to vehicles straight out of science fiction, Denver’s transportation museums are fun for all ages.

Forney Museum of Transportation

4303 Brighton Blvd.
"Anything on wheels" is the Forney Museum of Transportation's motto, and the museum boasts a one-of-a-kind collection of more than 500 exhibits relating to historical transportation. Highlights include "Big Boy," the world's largest steam locomotive, legendary aviator Amelia Earhart's Gold Bug Kissel and a rare 1916 Detroit Electric Opera Coupe, one of the world's first electric cars.

MUST-SEE: The amazing Amphicar, the world's only mass-produced passenger amphibious vehicle designed for everyday use.


Featured Things To Do

Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum

7711 E. Academy Blvd.
Located in a 150,000-square-foot, 1930s-era former Air Force hangar, Wings Over the Rockies is heaven for the aerospace enthusiast. The museum is home to more than three-dozen historic airplanes and space vehicles, including a massive B-52 Stratofortress, a 1926 Eaglerock "longwing," and - Star Wars fans take note - an X-Wing fighter.

MUST-SEE: The Avionics and Radio Exhibit is a wonderful collection of beautifully restored examples of period radio, telephone and avionics technology.

Cussler Museum

14959 W. 69th St., Arvada
Author Clive Cussler is best known for his gripping thrillers, such as Raise the Titanic! and Sahara, but he's also a classic car nut. At the Cussler Museum in nearby Arvada, visitors can check out Cussler's impressive collection of more than 100 antique autos, ranging in years from 1906 to 1965. "Someday [the cars will] be looked upon as mechanical masterworks of art and receive the admiration that is given to the Van Goghs and Rembrandts," Cussler says.

MUST-SEE: Cussler's oldest automobile is the 1906 Stanley Steamer, which could reach the incredible speed of 127 mph!

Colorado Railroad Museum

17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden
Housed in a replica of a 1880s-style depot, The Colorado Railroad Museum is a delight for train-lovers of all ages. Enjoy thousands of rare photographs, artifacts and documents illustrating the colorful histories of the railroads that have served the state for more than 125 years. Then head outside to explore 15 acres of sprawling grounds with more than 100 narrow and standard gauge locomotives, cars and other rolling stock.

MUST-SEE: On the museum's lower level, check out the Denver HO Society's "Denver and Western" large operating model train layout. Open to the public until 9:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, it features HO, HOn3 and electrics that represent Colorado rail history in miniature.

United States Air Force Academy

2346 Academy Dr., Ste. 102, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs
Located 45 minutes south of Denver, the Air Force Academy was sanctioned in 1954 to produce future military leaders. The Academy experience is free to the public, offering self guided tours, a visitor center, aircraft displays, a gift shop, and a snack bar.

MUST-SEE: Guided tours provide an in-depth look at the Cadet Chapel, Honor Court, Arnold Hall and sights along the beautiful campus. 


Prev Next More About Denver Attractions
Wild Denver
Wild Denver

Where to see the amazing animals who call Denver home.  More ›

Old West Attractions
Old West Attractions

Experience the REAL old west.  More ›

Kid-Friendly Denver
Kid-Friendly Denver

Denver is a year-round playground for families.  More ›

The New Union Station
The New Union Station

The newly renovated 1914 Beaux-Arts train station is the new home to ten chef-ow…  More ›

Denver's 16th Street Mall
Denver's 16th Street Mall

Discover the 16th Street Mall, located in downtown Denver.  More ›

Denver Amusement Parks
Denver Amusement Parks

The Mile High City is packed with thrills from roller coasters to waterslides.  More ›

Denver's Outdoor Adventures
Denver's Outdoor Adventures

The Mile High City and nearby Rocky Mountains are filled with outdoor recreation…  More ›

Denver Railroads
Denver Railroads

Colorado has one of the most colorful railroad histories in the world.  More ›

Denver Story Trek
Denver Story Trek

Denver's story is a long and fascinating tale, populated by a colorful cast of c…  More ›

Green Denver
Green Denver

Denver is emerging as one of the premier places in the nation for a "green" lear…  More ›

Mile High Must Do
Mile High Must Do

10 reasons why Denver should be on top of any traveler's itinerary.  More ›

Old West Attractions
Old West Attractions

Despite its metropolitan, 21st-Century leanings, Denver still retains a good dea…  More ›

Planes Trains & Automobiles
Planes Trains & Automobiles

From vintage speedsters to enormous locomotives to vehicles straight out of scie…  More ›

Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Rocky Mountain Arsenal

Just ten minutes northeast of downtown Denver, the Rocky Mountain Arsenal is one…  More ›

Must See Denver
Must See Denver

You can't have bragging rights from a Denver vacation until you see these sights…  More ›

Book Your Trip

 
ENEWSLETTER SIGN-UP
Free Visitors Guide
Order the Official Denver Visitors Guide.
It's Free!
1555 California St, Suite 300 | Denver, CO 80202 | 1-800-233-6837 | (303) 892-1112
2016 VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau. All rights reserved.