Attractions

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Colorado School of Mines' Geology Museum

With a collection of 50,000 minerals, fossils and gemstones, the School of Mines' Geology Museum is worth a stop, even if rocks aren't really your thing. Two floors of exhibits take visitors through a veritable jour…
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Clear Creek History Park

Explore the life of a homesteader by walking through this re-created pioneer settlement. Here, original and replica 19th-century buildings – a cabin, two-seat outhouse, root cellar, schoolhouse, blacksmith shop and …
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American Mountaineering Museum

If you’ve come to Colorado to climb, this museum will give you tingles of inspiration. There’s a pile of stunning photos, historic climbing gear (some of which, like Peter Schoening’s ice axe, are from legendary exp…
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Colorado Railroad Museum

With more than 100 railroad engines, a 500yd looping track, cabooses and rolling stock, as well as paraphernalia and regalia, this is a must-stop for train fanatics touring the region. The stars of the show are the …
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Coors Brewery

Coors Brewery is now officially called MillerCoors, but try telling the locals that. There’s been brewing on this site since 1873. Coors survived the Prohibition years by producing malted milk and porcelain products…
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Golden History Center

Golden's History Center provides a timeline, albeit zigzagging, of the city's growth and citizens. Rotating exhibits showcase the 15,000 artifacts in the museum's collection, ranging from 19th-century instruments to…
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Foothills Art Center

Housed in three historic buildings, including a Gothic-style church, this small, carefully managed arts center hosts works by local artists as well as traveling exhibits. Classes and workshops occasionally offered t…
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Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave

This museum celebrates the life and legend of William F ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody, an icon of the American West. At his request he was buried at this site overlooking both the Great Plains and the Rockies, and today it at…