About Us

WELCOME TO THE

Colorado Model Railroad Museum

The Colorado Model Railroad Museum is the finest, one of a kind miniature accomplishment in the world. This 5,500 sq. feet masterpiece required over five years and 280,000 volunteer hours to complete. Located at 680 10th Street in Greeley, Colorado, this one of a kind museum has hundreds of railroad artifacts, more than 500 scale locomotives, 80 scale miles of train track, thousands of other handmade artifacts including around 28,000 handmade trees, and a real caboose.

Unlike typical model railroads, the museum utilizes an open air design with broad aisles and theatrical lighting, allowing visitors to clearly view the detailed scenery from just inches away. The Colorado Model Railroad Museum is also the only museum in the world that utilizes a dispatcher for train operations for the public. These quality characteristics have attracted visitors from all over the world, reaching as far as Australia and New Zealand.

Typically, the museum encounters around 20,000 visitors from 40 – 50 different countries each year! The Colorado Model Railroad Museum was founded by Dave Trussell, whose dream was to build the ultimate model railroad layout. Many people contributed to build and maintain this intricate museum, all with the passion for model railroading and the vision of building something spectacular. Take the opportunity to walk through a real caboose and peek into a multitude of miniature scenes that envelop your eyes with detailed, beautiful imagery. Visitors never leave the Colorado Model Railroad Museum disappointed.

Our Mission

To provide a model railroading experience that
educates, inspires, and brings joy to all ages.

See us on the web

Ken Patterson – What's Neat This Week Video Podcast

Watch Ken Patterson's "What's Neat This Week" video podcast with special guest and Executive Director, Michelle Kempema who shares all the wonderful events that the Colorado Model Railroad Museum in Greeley provides to share the hobby with the youth and the seasoned modeler alike.

Bill Rogers

Trains, model railroading, Bill Rogers' personal layout, and travel. Featuring many videos shot at the Colorado Model Railroad Museum!

Our Sponsors

Grant Funders

Lyster Family Foundation Fund – at the community Foundation
The Community Foundation Littler Youth Fund
The Community Foundation Boettcher Fund

Sponsors

Richmark Holdings, Inc.
Marklin, Inc.
Lois & Wayne Hansen
Tim & Carolyn McMahon
Wayne & Edith Huddleston
Joel & Joyce Rothman
Choo-Choo R’ Us
Mike & Karen Morris

Become a Member

Join our community of model railroad enthusiasts of all ages and enjoy special discounts, event access, and more.