Upcoming Events

May 25, 26 & 27 and June 1, 3, 8 & 10: Public Tour of Cherokee Castle
May 24: Afternoon Tea at Cherokee Castle
May 27: Farm and Ranch Day at Colorado Agriculture Leadership Foundation (CALF) at the Lowell Ranch
May 27: High Noon Tea at the Cherokee Castle
May 30: Backyard Wildlife (Wildlife Night Series> at Cherokee Castle
June 2: Cherokee Castle hosts Ella Fitzgerald Tribute with Tina Phillips
June 2: Cherokee Castle's Lunch on the Terrace
June 3: Two separate calf events in Douglas County! ...Discover the Life of a Newborn Calf at Cherokee Ranch and Miss Plum's Baby Shower at Colorado Agriculture Leadership Foundation's Lowell Ranch
June 4: Sunday Brunch at Cherokee Castle



For programs, concerts, teas and tours at Cherokee Castle, go to their the Castle website at http://cherokeeranch.org and check their Events page.


ALSO ..don't forget to check the Around the West to find events outside of Douglas County.

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Historic Douglas County, Inc. Mission:

The purpose of Historic Douglas County is to expand and enrich public awareness of Douglas County history through education and communication, and through support and coordination among local historical organizations and other related groups.

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HISTORIC RAILROADS OF COLORADO

HISTORIC RAILROADS OF COLORADO


With a roar and rumble of steel against steel, Colorado changed forever in the mid-to-late 1800s! The iron horses thundering across the plains, clinging to mountainsides and leap-frogging over streams and rivers on large wooden trestles brought a change that moved Colorado rapidly into the future …expanding commerce and the movement of goods dramatically, shortening point to point distances in travel time and mail delivery and bringing a luxurious, swift way of travel never before imagined. Our modernized railroads are still with us in Colorado in this twenty-first century, primarily and economically transporting products across the land. Many of us in Colorado that see a train comment, “There goes another load of electricity!” Other than an occasional AMTRAC passenger train streaking across the land, passenger train travel has diminished in Colorado to a rate somewhat analogous to the random drip of a faucet. It isn’t that we Americans enjoy riding the rails any less; it is because most of us always seem to be racing against the clock and don’t take the time to kick back, sit in a plush seat and enjoy our gorgeous Colorado scenery effortlessly scroll in front of us. Hey, pamper yourself and take you and your family on one of those historic memories. Historic rail travel is still available in Colorado and offered in a variety of unique scenic panoramas of our state. Take the time to take you and your family on an historic train on a beautiful ride through the most gorgeous places in the world, scenic Colorado. You’ll absolutely love it …and, you might just lower your blood pressure a few points. And, if you’re not in for a train ride maybe you would like to walk through rail history in Colorado’s two, world-class museums.

Historic Railroads

THE ROYAL GORGE ROUTE

…Colorado’s first and finest streamliner. Enjoy a scenic, pleasurable and truly spectacular ride through Colorado’s famed Royal Gorge. You can choose from a great list of options: Coach, Vista Dome, Sunshine Falls, the Murder Mystery ride, Santa Express and the totally unforgettably Wine, Lunch and Dinner Trains. You really must ride of the these exciting trains. You will remember it for life!

Visit us at http://www.RoyalGorgeRoute.com

Reservations: Call Call 719.276.4000 or book on line
Cañon City, Colorado

LEADVILLE COLORADO & SOUTHERN TRAIN
Leadville, Colorado

PIKES PEAK COG RAILWAY
Manitou Springs, Colorado

CUBRES & TOTEC SCENIC RAILROAD AND MUSEUM
Antonito, Colorado

GEORGETOWN LOOP RAILROAD
Georgetown, Colorado

Historic Railroad Museums

COLORADO RAILROAD MUSEUM

There’s something amazing about trains. The familiar whistle has always promised adventure. The gentle rock of the rails has set the rhythm of our lives. Experience it again at the Colorado Railroad Museum with over 100 narrow and standard gauge steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses and G-scale garden railway on our 15-acre railyard. Also, see our exhibit galleries, renowned library, roundhouse restoration facility and working turntable. Visit the General Store with thousands of train gifts for every railfan. Group rates and programs available. Train rides every Saturday. Open daily from 9:00 to 5:00.

Lose track of time!

17155 W. 44th Ave.
Golden, CO 80403
Phone: 303-279-4591 or 800-365-6263
www.ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org

GREELEY FREIGHT STATION MUSEUM

Just one hour’s drive north of Denver you can find a fun for the whole family in a world class model railroad museum beyond compare. Your destination is the GREELEY FREIGHT STATION MUSEUM.

This museum is utterly amazing and replicates the Oregon, California & Eastern Railway at a glance. This HO, 1:87 ratio, 5,500 square feet display runs a mainline length of 20.5 scale miles through a mountainous terrain with some 14,000 fir, 6,000 deciduous and 3,400 aspen trees. This amazing operating display will take you through central, southern and western Oregon over bridges, tunnels and spectacular high-wooden trestles. You and your family will see staging yards with fourteen trains and some 2,000 cars and 150 locomotives featured in the exhibit.

This unique model railroad museum includes not only its huge world-class model railroad but offers public access inside of the layout, self-guided tours, balcony viewing, hands-on children’s layout, a real caboose to explore, scale model vintage ships and 600 railroad-related artifacts …a really must see!

680 10th Street
Greeley, Colorado 80631
970-392-2934
www.GFSM.org
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Non-profit and Mailing Address Info | Box 2032 | Castle Rock | Colorado 80104
IRS Non-profit certified under the 501(c)3 section of the Internal Revenue Code: EIN: 26-4211562; DLN: 17053091004039
Registered as a Non-profit Corporation in the State of Colorado: 200910555341