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Forney Museum of Transportation

Activity Overview

The Forney Museum of Transportation is a museum in Denver, Colorado that began as the private collection of J.D. Forney, the founder of Forney Industries, which produced welding machines, vacuum cleaners, and aircraft, among other things. Over the years, his collection of antique automobiles expanded to include all kinds of other transportation artifacts, including an amphibious car and one of the world's largest steam locomotives. If you're interested in transportation, you should definitely consider spending an hour or two exploring the museum's vast collection.

Things to Do

  • View the immense Big Boy Union Pacific #4005, one of the largest steam locomotives in the entire world.
  • Check out the brightly colored 1923 Kissel Speedster that was formerly owned by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.
  • Explore the dozens of other automobiles, trains, motorcycles, bicycles, farm machinery, and sleighs that can be found throughout the museum's collection.

Forney Museum of Transportation Insider Tips

  • If you prefer to explore museums at your own pace you can take a self guided tour, or you can take advantage of the opportunity to learn all kinds of fascinating facts about the history of the museum and its artifacts on a guided tour.
  • Consider printing out these fun children's activities for your child to complete before or after visiting the museum.
  • Feel free to bring along a camera in order to take photos with the historic vehicles.

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