The Pikes Peak Trolley Museum is a haven for railway enthusiasts, dedicated to preserving the story and the physical artifacts of the Pikes Peak region’s trolleys and street railroads. Founded in 1982, museum volunteers have worked hard to preserve heritage, vintage trolleys, and the 1888 Rock Island Railroad Roundhouse as valuable parts of Colorado Springs history.
An additional mission undertaken is to restore an electrified, full-service rail transportation system to Colorado Springs and its neighboring communities by using vintage historic streetcars.
The Trolley Museum is located in an industrial park – visitors will have to drive through a fair amount of business to get to the location. The attractions feature wooden trolley cars in different states of restoration and a working PCC streetcar that visitors can ride on.
Guests can choose whether to explore the exhibits on their own or go with the highly recommended tour guides for an extra enriching historical experience.
Admission is very affordable for visitors of all ages, with free admission available on the first Saturday of each month. A gift shop is available for the purchase of merchandise to bring home and share with loved ones the fascinating history of Colorado Springs railways. The Trolley Museum is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9:30 am to the last tour at 3 pm.
Address: 2333 Steel Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80907