Forney Museum of Transportation

Forney 65th Anniversary

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.



Although the Forney Museum of Transportation has put into place strict cleaning and disinfecting practices and our
facility comprises a large area with a great deal of open space, easily permitting the recommended “social distancing”, the Museum, at the urging of several other non-profit organizations and based on recommendations from both Denver Mayor Hancock and Governor Polis, has decided to temporarily close to visitors. At this time the Forney Museum will be closed now through April 30th, at which time we will re-evaluate the status of COVID-19 and the recommendations of local, state and federal health agencies.

The Forney Museum strongly supports the community and our thousands of annual visitors, not only locally,
but internationally and we recognize this is a challenging time for many, with a great deal of uncertainty, however we encourage everyone to remain calm and follow directives as they are issued by health officials; not the potentially misleading, hysteria driven mis-information and falsehoods disseminated on social media and other less reputable platforms. In the interim, we encourage anyone who may be exhibiting any symptoms associated with this virus, who may already be ill, has knowingly come in contact with an infected individual or has traveled to a highly impacted area, please take all appropriate precautions to guard against the additional spread of COVID-19 and follow the recommendations of health care providers.

The Forney Museum looks forward to once again welcoming visitors; hopefully in the not too distant future.
Please continue to check our website and other online postings to see our latest status.

In the meantime, please consider becoming a member or making a donation to help the Forney Museum through this difficult period. Your ongoing support is invaluable. Thank you and remain well.
Please check back for updates.

Lead Sleds

You can check out our Lead Sled exhibit on Instagram! We are posting pictures for you to enjoy. More are coming soon!

For the Kids

Click the links to download our coloring book and word search!
Coloring Book Train word search Automotive word search

Private Event

We will be closed on Sunday, April 19th for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience.

SCFD Free Day


Thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD),
we will have a Free Day on May 9,2020. No tickets are needed for admission to this Free Day.
This Free Day is during regular hours only and do not include any other events.

Denver Public Library Museum and Culture Pass Program

We are now part of the Denver Public Library Museum and Culture Pass program! Follow the link for more
information and to check out a Culture Pass to the Forney Museum and other fun organizations.

Denver Library Museum and Culture Pass

Ross-University Hills Branch Library

A special thank you to
Ross-University Hills Branch Library
for hosting our “Banthrico Banks”
exhibit and for allowing us to bring our collection out into the community for all to enjoy.
On display at the Ross-University Hills Branch Library from February 3rd to April 2nd.

I-70 Construction Information

Information for the I-70 project can be found here


Visit our Gift Shop

Visit our gift shop! We have many great items for sale.


The Timme Motorcycle Collection

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


Visit our Gallery

Make sure to visit our gallery. Our gallery features various die-cast models, art, and other artifacts related to transportation.

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