The Greeley Freight Station Museum interests visitors of all ages and nationalities with its unique 5,500 square foot operating miniature railroad. The railroad’s enjoyment is emphasized by the display of over 600 railroad-related artifacts that can be explored both inside and out as well as a handmade rugged surrounding landscape. Other museum attractions include self-guided tours, balcony viewing, hands-on children’s layout, scale model vintage ships, dinosaur “hunts,” and Union Pacific train watching. Come enjoy the railroad that Jim Hediger, the senior editor of Model Railroad magazine dubbed “the finest model railroad I’ve ever seen.”
Summer hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day) are Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sunday from 1pm-4pm. Winter hours (Labor Day to Memorial Day) are Friday and Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sunday from 1pm-4pm.
The Greeley Freight Station Museum welcomes groups and provides discounts for groups of 10 or more. They also offer student and military discounts.
The Greeley History Museum provides 34,000 square feet to explore and learn about the history of Greeley and notable community members such as Nathan Meeker, Rattlesnake Kate, Dr. Ella Mead, and P.T. Barnum, as well as bison hunters, cowboys, stoop laborers and prisoners of war from World War II. They maintain the permanent display Utopia: Adaptation on the Great American Desert which teaches about the earliest human inhabitants to the Union Colony, the contributions of water buffaloes, mavericks, and mentors. The museum’s latest exhibit, which opened in 2013, named “Fight! Work! Save!” offers a look into the lives of Weld County residents during the 1940s.
The Greeley History museum is open year round Wednesday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. They provide group discounts for adult groups and school groups.
Centennial Village adds to the excitement of Greeley with its 7 acre Living History museum that provides the opportunity to experience life as it was over 100 years ago. With more than two dozen historic structures, lush gardens, grand houses, Indian tipis, businesses, and animals, the Centennial Village proves to be an exciting place to discover. The Village hosts events including the Potato Day in September and Pioneer camps during the summer. The latest addition to the excitement of Centennial Village is Rattlesnake Kate’s house which provides experiences such as learning about and handling live reptiles and playing interactive virtual games.
Centennial Village is open from May 1-September 29 Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm and on Sunday from 12pm-5pm. They offer group discounts and children 2 year of age or younger are given free admission. For more information about Centennial Village, please visit their website.