Today on the Trolley:
Due to the weather, we will not be operating this evening (July 7) in conjunction with First Tuesday at the Children's Museum. We will miss you!
We will be back on the rails on Thursday, starting at 11 AM.
And we will try First Tuesday again next month (August 4)!
Let's hope for sun, sun, and more sun!
Take a ride on the Trolley each week from Thursday through Monday!
First run at 11:00 AM, last run from Confluence Park at 4:30 PM.
Visit Joy Park at the Children's Museum of Denver
Read about the Platte Valley Trolley in the Denver Post.
The trolley started rolling on Thursday, May 21.
Click here to view our expanded 2015 trolley operations!
You can help keep Denver’s electric transit history alive by becoming a member and a volunteer. Click here for more details and like us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information.
Enjoy Your Ride!
The Platte Valley Trolley at Confluence Park
Ride an open trolley car along the scenic South Platte Greenway and see Denver from an open-air “Breezer”! Our Trolley operates from Confluence Park (REI), past the Downtown Aquarium, Children’s Museum and Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Make a tax-deductible donation today to help with the refurbishment of the Trolley car body and upkeep of the Trolley track. Read more about ways to donate or simply donate below via PayPal (which also takes credit cards):
Our operators are very knowledgeable about the history of the area in which we operate and delight in relating some interesting facts which even some of the locals don’t know. Where can you go and what can you see and do on the Platte Valley Trolley? Join us for an enjoyable ride back in time before the Interstate and jet planes, back to the time when Grandma was a girl being courted by Grandpa as they took a ride on a Breezer! As our Trolley is an open-air “Breezer,” weather is a factor and we may not operate should the weather be unfavorable.
If you would like to join the Denver Tramway Heritage Society, fill out and mail us your membership application. If you live in the Denver area and would like to learn to operate our Trolley, call the office, e-mail us, or contact our volunteer coordinator and we will set up a training day for you. Volunteers act as ambassadors to the city of Denver, taking visitors on a tour back into the history of the city and providing a window into how Denver came to be the growing city it is today. It’s really fun…join us!
This is a photo of the original Denver Tramways sightseeing car sitting in front of the famous Brown Place Hotel. The picture was taken about 1906 and was used on the cover of sheet music entitled “Seeing Denver.” The fare back then was 50 cents for a two-hour/25-mile trip. While we cannot duplicate the original route, our “Breezer” proudly carries on the same tradition — come ride with us!
Save Denver Tramway Company Car .04 Colorado Preservation, Inc. named Denver Tramway Company .04 one of Colorado's 2015 Endangered Places. We are working with the City of Arvada to make sure that it is moved to the "saved" category. Watch this great video to learn more:
WE ARE ROLLING ALONG IN 2015!
Our 2015 season started on Memorial Day weekend...We thank you for all of your support — through your visits, your donations, and your sharing of photos of the Trolley! When you visit the Trolley, you take a ride back into the history of Denver, a special story about the development of what continues to be a growing, diverse, and exciting city. Come join us for a ride on the Trolley this season --- bring friends, family, out-of-town visitors --- it's a ride that you won't forget! We're running through Labor Day, as well as for special events throughout and after the season…Check here for the latest information, as well as on Facebook (DenverTrolley) and on Twitter (@DenverTrolley). See you on the Trolley!
Riverfront Operation Days: Thursday through Monday: May 21 -through September 7 (weather-permitting)
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (departing every 30 minutes from Confluence Park behind REI; last departure at 4:30 p.m.)
Cost: $5 (age 13 and older), $2 (age 4 through 12), FREE (age 3 and younger)
Denver Tramway Heritage Society
P.O. Box 1348
Denver, CO 80201