Forney Museum of Transportation, Denver

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The Forney Museum of Transportation is a one-of-a-kind collection of over 500 artifacts relating to the history of transportation. It began with antique cars, but soon expanded to include vehicles of all kinds. Some of these are familiar, while others spark the imagination. When you visit you will be treated to a paradise of automobiles, trains, bicycles, wagons, motorcycles, carriages and so much more!

Home to one of eight surviving Union Pacific "Big Boy" steam locomotives, Amelia Earhart's first car, the one-of-one Martin Air Car and the Timme Vintage Motorcycle Collection.

The Forney Museum of Transportation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization which exists to collect, preserve, and exhibit items of artistic, historical and technological interest relating to transportation for the purposes of education and personal enrichment.
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  • Really enjoyed this museum. The title of the special exhibition when I vistied was Cars of 1957 and there was a fabulous range on display. A variey of historical vehicles (early electric and those... 
    Really enjoyed this museum. The title of the special exhibition when I vistied was Cars of 1957 and there was a fabulous range on display. A variey of historical vehicles (early electric and those...  more »
  • So good collections of the vintage cars. Highlights were the miniature collections of specific car models. 
    So good collections of the vintage cars. Highlights were the miniature collections of specific car models.  more »
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  • We had come to town from Texas and looking for something to do on an unexpected free day. We found plenty of parking upon arrival and entered into the gift shop and the initial gallery. Tremendous collection of scale models and diecast vehicles to start out the adventure and then we moved into the main galleries. Incredible collection of civilian vehicles from the past 120 years and a wide range of transportation from the same period. The Big Boy train is truly impressive and hard to fathom it actually moving at 60 miles an hour 😮We did enjoy our trip but the only caveat is if you have young children, they will find a little to do except climbing into a few vehicles. There’s not much to do for them and my seven and five year old were bored quickly due to a lack of interaction. But still a great museum and looking forward to a repeat visit when I have more time to look around for myself :)
  • This place is a work of art...literally. Every car in here is beautifully restored. Wonderful to look at and interesting to read about. It's not just cars though. Its Planes, Trains, and Automobiles only without John Candy and Steve Martin.

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