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Experience Transportation History!

The Forney Museum of Transportation is a one-of-a-kind collection of over 600 artifacts relating to historical transportation. It began 60 years ago with a single 1921 Kissel, but soon expanded to include vehicles of all kinds. Today it includes not just vehicles, but also buggies, motorcycles, steam locomotives, aircraft, carriages, rail equipment, fire apparatus, public transportation, sleighs, bicycles, toys & diecast models, vintage apparel and much, much more!

Our collection highlights include: Union Pacific 'Big Boy' Steam Locomotive #4005, Amelia Earhart's 1923 Kissel 'Gold Bug',  Forney Locomotive, Colorado & Southern Caboose, 1923 Hispano-Suiza, 1913-53 Indian Motocycle Collection, Denver & Rio Grande Dining Car,  Stutz Fire Engine, 1888 Denver Cable Car, 1923 Case Steam Tractor, 1817 Draisenne Bicycle, 500 Piece Matchbox Collection, and more! 

Our Mission

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.

Brighton Corridor Construction

construction map
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We are open during the Brighton Corridor Beautification project. We apologize for any inconvenience this project may cause.

Starting as early as Friday, April 14th, northbound Brighton Boulevard will close between 38th and 44th streets for several months while crews install storm water lines. Southbound traffic lane between 38th and 44th streets will remain open to traffic. This closure is needed to begin construction on the large storm water pipe.

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We will be closing early on Tuesday, November 7th at 2:00 pm for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We will be closed from Friday, November 10th to Monday, November 13th for a facility maintenance.
We will reopen on Tuesday, November 14th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Dust N' Shine

Colorado car clubs, if you have not signed up for Dust N' Shine yet, please email the for availability.

Car Storage

We have car storage available.
Spaces are limited, please contact the for availability.

Current Exhibit


Low and Slow
Sixty Years of Lowriders
On display September 1st to November 30th

*Exhibits subject to change without notice.*

Upcoming Exhibit


December 1st to February 28th 2018.

*Exhibits subject to change without notice.*

Model Building Class

Join us on Saturday, October 14th for our Model Building Class.

Fall Fest 2017

Join us on Friday, October 27th from 5 pm to 8 pm.
We will have games, prizes, and magic by The Amazing Dave!

Only $5 per person and under 3 are free!

The Amazing Dave

The Amazing Dave

Selling Sunshine

Selling Sunshine

Join us Saturday, November 4th at 1 pm for a lecture and viewing of “Selling Sunshine, The Florida Trains”
by producer Rich Luckin of Luckin Productions.



We are looking for volunteers to assist us at the Forney Museum. Come by and fill out an application today!

The Moffat Modeler's N-Scale Model Train Layout

Moffat Modelers

Will be open to the public in the near future.

The Timme Motorcycle Collection


Come and see some incredible vintage Indian, Honda & other rare motorcycles!
*Exhibits subject to change without notice*

Interactive Time line

Tiki-Toki Timeline

Click here for our interactive time line. A virtual tour highlighting artifacts in our collection in tandem with transportation history in the United States.

On Display Now

Using dining car menus and china, and railroadiana such as timetables, we provide a glimpse into what travel was like on the famous railroads of that now-vanished era, before the consolidation of passenger service into Amtrak in 1971.


Hours and Admission

Monday-Saturday 10am to 4pm
Sunday 12pm-4pm

Admission Rates:
Children under 3..Free

*Museum Parking is Free*
*Event parking may vary*

Holiday Closures

We are closed the following holidays:

  • Independence Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve and Day

4303 Brighton Blvd Denver, CO 80216