If you're in Colorado and are looking for a fun place to take the kids, check out Tiny Town and Railroad in Morrison. Located off Route 285, it is an easy drive from Denver (North and South), Lakewood, and Golden. We have driven past it several times, and this time, we finally decided to stop in for a visit.
I have always loved miniatures and I still do, so Tiny Town is right up my alley. The kids also had a lot of fun looking at the small scale buildings, riding the little train, and my five-year-old especially loved the playground. There is a lot more to do at Tiny Town than initially meets the eye.
We took a ride up to Morrison in a 2016 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid that I was reviewing for our little summer road trip. Having literally just returned back home after two weeks in Florida, we were pretty traveled-out so we decided to stay relatively close to home. This trip was perfect! Not too far from home and a lot of fun for the whole family.
Many of the buildings in Tiny Town are miniatures of real buildings as well as some fictitious ones such as the Addams Family House and the house from the American Gothic painting. It was a lot of fun to peek into the windows of the buildings to see what is inside. Some of the buildings were empty, but some of them had scenes inside like the schoolhouse, the greenhouse, and more.
Most of the buildings in Tiny Town are just to look at, but as you go toward the back of the little town toward the picnic area and playground, there are some buildings that the kids can play in.
Dub had fun playing in the Masonic Hall, the jail, and the lighthouse best.
But the buildings aren't the only thing to see and do on your visit. You also must ride the train. There are two miniature trains that run through Tiny Town; a classic steam train, and an electric train. The conductors are entertaining and the ride brings you out to see even more buildings and other treasures.
There are some more buildings, like Tara, the O-Hara Plantation from Gone With the Wind as well as funny scenes along the way featuring dinosaurs, gnomes, and other fun characters.
So if you're looking for a unique, fun trip with the kids, check out Tiny Town in Morrison, CO. When you've finished with your tour and train ride, you can bring your own picnic and eat in the picnic area, or you can grab a snack and an ice cream at the snack stand. Just be sure to have cash since the snack stand is cash only.
We had a great time and will definitely be back again soon!