Top things to do in Golden

Top Choice Museum in Golden

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…
Top Choice Historic Building in Golden

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 …
Top Choice American in Golden

Abejas

Abejas is a bustling bistro with a rustic-chic setting – reclaimed barn wood, corrugated metal, even bungee cords set the tone. The menu is farm to table with food sourced as locally as possible. Lunch brings deligh…
Brewery in Golden

Cannonball Creek Brewing Company

A young brewery, Cannonball Creek has already won several medals at the Great American Beer Festival, including a gold for its Trump Hands (India Pale Ale) and Solid Gold (Belgian-style Pale Ale). Despite the accola…
Museum in Golden

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…
Sports & Outdoors in Golden

Bentgate Mountaineering

This outdoor-equipment shop focuses on skiing and mountaineering and has a good selection of high-quality gear for sale. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. The shop also hosts workshops on subjects like '…
Mediterranean in Golden

Ali Baba Grill

Sure, it looks like another drab strip-mall joint from the parking lot, but the Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine here is awesome and every bit as surprising as the elaborate interior, which is likely Golden’s only…
Museum in Golden

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 …
Brewery in Golden

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…
Museum in Golden

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…