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Bottles of the Herman Joseph Private Reserve, honoring Adolph Herman Joseph Coors, co-founder of the brewery, roll down the assembly line inside the Coors Brewery in Golden, CO. Photo courtesy visitgolden. com



Welcome to Golden! Thanks for visiting our historic town. We were born during the Gold Rush – a time that demanded innovation, and encouraged rebellious behavior – when one of the first businesses was a saloon, and handshakes sealed deals. Adventure was around every corner. Today, not much has changed. Golden continues to be a place for authentic experiences. It’s a playground for all ages, rich with culture, outdoor activities, scenic beauty and friendly people! Our earliest visitors came looking for gold and adventure. And they still do. During your visit enjoy our world-class outdoor recreation, cultural attractions, local charm, and the Coors Brewery, the largest single-site brewery in the world. Whatever your style, we’ve got an activity for you, from white water kayaking to fine dining to shopping. Spend an afternoon on Clear Creek, climb aboard the trains at the Colorado Railroad Museum or drive up Lookout Mountain and visit Buffalo Bill's Grave and Museum. There's so much to do and see in Golden, you'll create memories for a lifetime. Use this guide to plan your visit or go online to for additional information. In the attractions section, learn about Golden’s museums, theaters, parks and more. The shopping section will help you find the perfect souvenirs and gifts, while the dining section highlights all of Golden’s fabulous restaurants, lunch spots, taverns and breweries. Finally, the calendar of events will tell you what’s happening now and throughout the year. (A complete calendar of events is available at No matter if you enjoy the arts or the outdoors, breweries or theaters, Golden is the place for adventure for the whole family. Additional visitor information is available online at, including trails information, shopping and dining ideas and things to do and places to see. Again, thanks for visiting and we hope you enjoy your stay!





12th Street Historic District

The Arthur Lakes Library

12th Street, Golden (west of Washington Avenue)

Colorado School of Mines 1400 Illinois Street, Golden 303-273-3698

This is the most historically significant residential area of Golden, which was instrumental in the development of the Colorado Territory. Most residences in the district were built between 1870 and 1920 and display adaptations of basic architectural styles popular during that period using local building materials. It contains homes of former prominent residents in local and state history. Information available at the Golden Visitors Center, 1010 Washington Ave. 303-279-2282.

American Mountaineering Center 710 10th Street, Golden (10th Street and Washington Avenue) 303-996-2763 The American Mountaineering Center is home to the American Alpine Club, the Colorado Mountain Club, Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum and the Henry S. Hall Library, one of the most extensive mountaineering libraries in the world. The Center includes a 3200 sq. ft. conference center, the beautifully restored 350 seat Foss Auditorium/movie theatre, and 3 smaller rooms available for rent. A variety of events open to the public are often held, including adventure films and educational classes for children’s groups.

Applewood Golf Course 14001 W. 32nd Avenue, Golden 303-279-3003 | For over 50 years, Applewood Golf Course has welcomed golfers to tee it up. Set against the foothills, it is a tribute to its beautiful and breathtaking setting. The par 71 course features slight elevation changes, water hazards and a mix of local wildlife.

The Arthur Lakes Library supports the educational and research programs at Colorado School of Mines and also serves as a regional center for information in engineering and science fields. It has a collection of over 200,000 maps, the largest collection in the state, and has a permanent exhibit of gold and silver specimens. The Russell L. and Lynn Wood Mining History Archive houses documents and artifacts pertaining to the history of mining and the Colorado School of Mines. The library is a selective depository for U.S. government publications and a partial depository for Colorado state publications.

Astor House Museum 822 12th Street, Golden 303-278-3557 | Built of hand-cut sandstone in 1867, this onetime boarding house and hotel served as a home to miners, travelers, and Colorado School of Mines students for most of its life. Closed for remodeling. Keep up on the progress at www.

Boettcher Mansion 900 Colorow Road, Golden (one mile above Buffalo Bill’s grave) Main Phone: 720-497-7630 Built in 1917 as a summer lodge for Charles Boettcher, the Boettcher Mansion is a well preserved example of the historic Arts & Crafts style, popular in the early 20th century. It is nestled into 110 forested acres on top of Lookout Mountain. This unique stone-and-timber landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic places.

Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum (AMM)

710 10th Street, Golden 303-996-2755 | The AMM is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the heroism, technology, culture and spirit of mountaineering. The museum brings visitors into the world of mountain and rock climbing and honors the achievements of mountaineers from America and around the world. Exhibits on climate, science, cultures and the humanities as they relate to mountains promise to make the visitor experience rich, exciting, and interactive. 

Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave 987 Lookout Mountain Road (off I-70 or US 6, atop Lookout Mountain) 303-526-0744 | Exhibits exploring Buffalo Bill's life and times include Wild West show outfits and posters, Indian artifacts, and antique firearms. Temporary exhibits, changed every year, explore a variety of Western themes. Children and adults alike can try on cowboy outfits and get a picture while seated on "Stumpy," the Museum's fiberglass horse. The complex on Lookout Mountain includes the Buffalo Bill Museum, Buffalo Bill's grave, and the Pahaska Tepee gift shop and snack bar.

Buffalo Overlook Along Interstate 70 west of Denver (take I-70, Exit 254) The Buffalo Overlook (Genesee Park) was the first City of Denver Mountain Park, created in 1914. It marked the return of the first known buffalo to Jefferson County, where they had been extinct since before the Gold Rush in the 1840s. The buffalo herd started in 1914, beginning with seven bison from Yellowstone. Drive west along I-70 from Golden toward Evergreen and view one of the few herds of buffalo on the Eastern Slope. Take the Buffalo Overlook

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The 13th annual Golden Community Rodeo Series’ freestyle competitions. Photo by Christy Steadman

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Clear Creek County

level of adventure. And, because we’re so close to Denver, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy the mountains! You’ll also find numerous lodging, dining and shopping experiences in a stunning mountain setting 365 days a year.

Idaho Springs, Dumont, Downieville, Lawson, Empire, Georgetown, Silver Plume 303-567-4660 |

Clear Creek History Park

Where the Old West Meets New Adventure! Located just 20 miles west of Denver along the I-70 corridor, Clear Creek County encompasses the mountain communities of Idaho Springs, Dumont, Downieville, Lawson, Empire, Georgetown and Silver Plume. It’s where the first gold strike took place! Visit working mines and pan for gold; explore the historic Victorian mining towns of Georgetown, Idaho Springs, Silver Plume and Empire; or take a trip back in time on the historic Georgetown Loop Railroad® tollfree #866-6749237.

Imagine life as a canyon homesteader living near Golden while you stroll through this historic park. Peek through the windows of beautiful 19th century cabins and an 1876 one-room schoolhouse. To download a free map and see a complete schedule of events, paid tours, and programs please visit

Clear Creek County is also where you can get your adventure on! From white water rafting, Colorado hiking, bike trails, fishing, ziplining and Rocky Mountain Colorado ski vacations to scenic byways, 14,000-ft. peaks (14’ers), the highest paved road in the Northern Hemisphere and wildlife viewing, there’s something for every

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Clear Creek Whitewater Park 1201 10th Street, Golden 303-384-8000 One of Golden’s most unique recreational attractions is the Clear Creek Whitewater Park, built for a variety of water sports. The course is located at the west end of 10th Street adjacent to Lions Park with plenty of free parking. Spectators can watch amateur and professional kayakers or watch as tubers pass by.

Colorado Music Hall of Fame 17900 Trading Post Road, Morrison 303-697-6910 • Open Monday-Sunday 9am – 4pm The Colorado Music Hall of Fame, a non-profit organization, educates the public about Colorado’s amazing and diverse musical legacy. Located at the Trading Post at Red Rocks, the dynamic environment is devoted to colorful and entertaining exhibits honoring inductees (John Denver, Judy Collins, Firefall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Glenn Miller and many more) and dozens of Colorado acts and rock history subjects. Static displays and interactive elements showcase memorabilia and kiosks that profile each enshrinee with bios, photos, audio and video. The John Denver “Spirit” statue also lives in at CMHOF’s home on the Red Rocks campus. Thousands of fans worldwide have registered their excitement and approval in a flurry of social media posts. Admission is free. The Colorado Music Hall of Fame, presented by Comfort Dental, is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Continued from PAGE 8 Colorado Railroad Museum 17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden 303-279-4591 | 800-365-6263 There’s something amazing about trains-- the familiar whistle has always promised adventure. The gentle rock of the rails has set the rhythm of American life. Experience it all again at the Colorado Railroad Museum which features train rides every Saturday. Stroll the museum’s 15-acre rail yard with over 100 narrow and standard gauge steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses, HO Model Railroad and G-scale garden railway.

Colorado School of Mines 1500 Illinois Street, Golden; 303-273-3000 | 800-446-9488 | Established in 1874 to serve the needs of the local mining industry, Colorado School of Mines now has an international reputation for excellence in engineering and the applied sciences, with special expertise in the development and stewardship of the earth’s resources. Mines offers

With the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest in the nation, Mines offers an innovative curriculum that emphasizes practical, hands-on experiences and an interdisciplinary approach to solving problems of importance to society. Visit the school’s Geology Museum, 303-273-3815.

Coors Brewery Tours Golden, CO Brewery 13th & Ford Streets, Golden; 303-277-BEER | 866-812-2337 Since 1873, Coors Brewing has thrived on a legacy of quality, innovation and customer service. The Coors Brewery Tour explores the world’s largest single-site brewery and includes a self-paced walking tour of the brewery highlighting the malting, brewing and packaging processes; free beer sampling in the Coors Brewery hospitality room; and the Coors & Co outlet for shopping. Tours and parking are free, and photos are permitted along the route. Bags of any kind are not permitted.

Cussler Museum 14949 W. 69th Avenue, Arvada 303-420-2795 | The Cussler Museum features a fabulous collection of fine classic automobiles owned by best selling author Clive Cussler. On display are over 75 rare and unique automobiles, ranging from the early 1900’s through 1960’s. Clive Cussler refers to this collection as “Masterpieces of the Mechanical Arts”. Significant automobiles such as Auburns, Cords, Duesenbergs, Cadillacs, and many European models are featured on this selfguided tour. The Cussler Museum, located in Arvada, is open seasonally, May through September, Mondays through Thursday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The museum is available to rent for your special event, year-round. For more information visit our website at or call us at 303-4202795.

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RMQM hosts quarterly exhibits that feature both traditional and contemporary art quilts. Museum will be closed all major holidays. Check the website for events & closures:

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Dinosaur Ridge is a world-renowned geological and paleontological outdoor museum. It contains more than 300 duck-billed dinosaur tracks that were discovered in 1937 when Alameda Parkway was being constructed in 1937 over The Dakota Hogback. An amateur paleontologist can follow a self-guided trail of the ridge with over 15 interpretive signs, or take a guided, 45 minute shuttle tour from the Visitor Center (call for hours): 303-697-3466 x 100. Dinosaur Discovery Days happen during the summer, typically the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10am through 2pm. On those dates scientists will be stationed along the stops on the Ridge to interpret the rocks and fossils. At the Visitor Center there will be hands-on activities for all ages including gold panning, fossil sifting, and metal detecting. Themes change each month, visit our website for more details: www. Groups or schools can arrange a private guided tour by calling or e-mailing the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge with the below contact information. To receive flyers for special programs and additional information, e-mail

Dog Park at Tony Grampsas Sports Complex 4471 Salvia Tony Grampsas Dog Park is a 2.5 acre site 300 yards north of the main parking lot. It is a great place for dogs and people alike as large trees provide shade and there are shrubby areas for the dogs to explore. Carry your own water in if your pet needs refreshment. During the summer months there are areas where ground water comes to the surface making parts of the park muddy. Remember to keep your pet leashed until you enter the dog park.

Foothills Art Center 809 15th Street, Downtown Golden 15th Street & Washington Avenue 303-279-3922 | Open Daily, Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 - 5 p.m. Enjoy award-winning art exhibits in a historic setting at Foothills Art Center (FAC). Located in downtown Golden, the galleries are situated in a gorgeous Gothic church which is listed on the


National Register of Historic Places. From local Colorado artists to internationally acclaimed traveling shows, FAC brings engaging exhibitions and diverse educational programs for adults and children. The newly updated gift shop offers high quality, affordable works including jewelry, ceramics, glass, paintings and much more.

Geology Museum Colorado School of Mines 13th and Maple Streets, Golden 303-273-3815 The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum offers free admission to extraordinary exhibits including minerals from Colorado, Colorado mining heritage, mining artifacts, gold and silver display, gemstones, mineral properties and Earth history, special radioactive exhibits, world minerals and fossils. A favorite for many visitors is the representation of a uranium mine, complete with driller and crystal pocket. Not to miss: An Apollo moon rock.

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Continued from PA G E 1 1 Georgetown Gateway Visitor Center 1491 Argentine, Georgetown 303-569-2405 | Built in 2004, Georgetown’s Gateway Visitor Center is located just off I-70 at exit 228. The friendly and knowledgeable staff offer information about the area's history and background as well as directions to the many historic sites and recreational information. The Visitor Center also includes a wonderful gift shop, small displays about Georgetown, and a monument to our Veterans as well as a Historic District plaque.

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The Energy Dept.’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Education Center features energy education programs for all ages. Student and community groups will learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency innovations as well as NREL’s world-renowned research.

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Golden Bike Park Tony Grampsas Sports Complex 4471 Salvia Street, Golden 303-884-8000 Enjoy this mountain bike park featuring downhill flow trail, bi-directional access trail, skills area and beginning pump track. Free parking is available at the lot off Salvia Street.

Golden Community Center 1470 10th Street, Golden 303-384-8100 | The center offers an indoor 25-meter lap pool, leisture pool with a water slide, therapeutic area, sun deck, 5,000 square foot weight room, indoor play area for kids, jogging track, climbing wall, gymnasium, senior center and fitness room.

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doors. Watch as professional and local athletes compete in kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, fly fishing, slack rope walking and yoga. Spectators of all ages are encouraged to attend.

Golden History Center 923 10th Street, Golden 303-278-3557 | The Golden History Center is the starting place to experience local history through innovative exhibits, lectures, programs, and events. Each museum object, from the 18-foot-long Foss Drug sign to Coors pottery and Jolly Rancher memorabilia, tells a unique story about Golden history. Open six days per week from 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Tuesdays.


only, so call 720-497-1100 to plan your visit.

Golden Public Library 1019 10th Street, Golden 303-235-5275 | Take a relaxing break and drop in to the Golden Library where you can connect, discover and create. Our library offers a vibrant and welcoming place to sit back, relax, check email, and explore all we have to offer, including magazines, books, movies, music, downloadables, eBooks, free Wi-Fi and more. It’s also the perfect place for families with children to visit the Family Learning Center and engage in fun, interactive play.

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Golden Oldy Cyclery and Sustainability Museum

1010 Washington Avenue, Golden 303-279-2282


The Golden Visitors Center provides information on shopping, dining, lodging and recreation. Stop in and browse information for local attractions, surrounding areas and watch videos about Golden.

Located in the heart of Golden, the Golden Oldy Cyclery and Sustainability Museum features antique bicycles and thousands of photos documenting the history of cycling since the 1800’s. Visitors also learn tips for creating a sustainable home and lifestyle. Tours are by appointment

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Located off I-70 near the US Highway 40 exit Take I-70 to Exit 228 in Georgetown and follow the signs through Historic Georgetown to the Scenic Byway. 23 miles long, Guanella Pass Scenic Byway follows the original wagon route that linked the mining towns of Georgetown, Colorado and Grant, Colorado on US Highway 285. Along the way you will experience clear mountain lakes, water falls, incredible flora and fauna, animals, and trail heads. The byway is a spectacular drive in the fall, as the aspens put on their autumn best and shower the byway with leaves of gold.

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Idaho Springs Heritage Museum and Visitors Center 2060 Miner Street, Idaho Springs 303-567-4382 | Come explore the town where the Colorado Gold Rush began in 1859. The Idaho Springs Visitors Center and Heritage Museum is a great place to stop for helpful information about the, Historical district, mining tours, local shops, restaurants, recreational activities, as well as the Mt. Evans Scenic and Historic Byway. While here, be sure to tour the free museum and view the exhibits on mining history, the Clear Creek Watershed Foundation, the Berthoud Pass Ski Area, and the




The byway is paved from Georgetown to just past the Summit, but not all the way to US Highway 285. Guanella Pass typically opens Memorial Day Weekend and remains open through late November/early December - Weather Permitting.

The exhibit is a fascinating place for those interested in geology. This geological cross-section site has an intriguing walk along the rock face. Highway construction has exposed layers of earth. With the help of plaques that explain the formation of the cliffs along the Eastern Slope, visitors will get a glimpse into the geological makeup of the area.

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Jeffco Fairgrounds 15200 W. Sixth Avenue, Golden 303-271-6600 | The Jefferson County Fairgrounds is a 100-plus acre complex that hosts a multitude of evens including rodeos, bull riding, dog shows, trade shows, horse shows, banquets and more. Camping is also available

Jefferson County Public Library 1019 10th Street, Golden 303-235-5275 | Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is the third largest public library in the state of Colorado. Our mission is to meet the changing needs of our communities by providing information and environments that promote personal growth and community transformation. A JCPL library card is the smartest card in your wallet, giving you access to a network of 10 libraries, a Bookmobile, a Traveling Children’s Library and eTrain, a mobile computer training lab, as well as books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs, downloadable audiobooks

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and eBooks and computer and Internet resources.

Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway The Lariat Loop Byway is a 40-mile route where you can retrace the motoring adventures of the early 1920’s and experience Denver’s mountain parks. The byway connects the towns of Golden, Evergreen and Morrison and has over 20 historic sites along the byway.

Lawson Whitewater Park County Road 308 and Alvarado Road, Lawson 303-567-4660 | The Lawson Whitewater Park has several in stream structures and the original Lawson Hole. The Lawson Whitewater Park is used for a rafting put in as well as kayaking and fishing. The park includes over 400 feet of trails, terracing and public access points. There is parking, restrooms and changing area. Located one mile from I-70 at exit 234. Take County Road 308 to Alvarado Road. Cross over the bridge, travel about 400 feet and

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of the highest caliber, featuring some of the greater Denver area’s finest talent.

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In addition to great productions, Miners Alley Playhouse features a beautiful lobby/lounge, where you can enjoy the beautiful view of Lookout Mountain while enjoying your favorite beverage or cocktail. MAP also features an ever-changing gallery of fine art from some of Colorado’s best artists. You’re guaranteed to have a great evening at Miners Alley Playhouse!

Lookout Mountain Nature Center 910 Colorow Road, Golden 720-497-7600 | Connect with nature at this 110 acre park. Inside experience exhibits that depict migrating birds and reveal secrets of the ponderosa pine forest. Visit the Discovery Corner and Observation Room. Outside stroll trails winding through forest and meadow, picnic beneath towering pine trees or join a naturalist-guided program.

Miners Alley Playhouse 1224 Washington Avenue, Golden 303-935-3044 | Miners Alley Playhouse is an award-winning professional theater in downtown golden. With live theater, musicals, comedy, improv, concerts, and classes, Miners Alley Playhouse  has been providing an entertainment center for audiences and an artistic home for artists in the greater Denver area for over twenty five years. Miners Alley Playhouse offers six main stage productions every year. 2017 will include such hits as HIR, A Skull in Connemara, Cabaret, Broadway Bound, Les Liasons Dangerouses, and A Christmas Carol. All shows are affordable and

Mother Cabrini Shrine Off I-70 on Lookout Mountain, I-70 Exit 259, Golden 303-526-0758 | World-famous outdoor Stations of the Cross and Mysteries of the Rosary adorn the sides of the stairway leading to the Statue of the Sacred Heart. Artistic terra cotta benches are placed throughout the area for the convenience of pilgrims. The shrine is dedicated to America’s first citizen saint, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. St. Cabrini founded the Order of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, an orphanage, and numerous schools and hospitals. Visit our website for information and hours.

Mt Evans Scenic Byway The highest paved road in North America Take I-70 to Exit 240 and follow the signs to

Highway 103 and Mount Evans. Drive South 14 miles and turn onto Highway 5, which will take you approximately 14 more miles to the Mount Evans Summit* (From Exit 240, it is about a 1 hour drive to the Summit) Just before Highway 5 you will arrive at Echo Lake. Be sure to visit the Echo Lake Lodge Restaurant and Gift Shop for a bite to eat, or to pick up a few souvenirs. It is also the the last stop for water and restrooms before reaching the Summit. While you are here, you will need to check-in at the Forest Service Station and pay the Mount Evans Summit fee of $10 per vehicle to proceed driving up the remaining 14 miles on the highest paved highway in North America! On your drive up you will pass several mountain lakes, and wind through the gorgeous Alpine Meadows, an ancient Bristlecone Pine forest with miles of undisturbed tundra, amazing plant life, and plentiful wildlife. You may even see Mountain Goats, Marmots, and many more animals along the way – We only ask that you DO NOT FEED any wildlife on your adventure. Once you reach the Summit of Mount Evans, you will be at 14,265 feet with incredible views of the entire Front Range and the Continental Divide. Many of the flora and fauna life zones at the Summit are the same as those found at the Arctic Circle. *The Mount Evans Summit, or the upper section of the road way is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day weather permitting. The

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small fee is charged for the upper section of the byway to help maintain the road.

National Earthquake Information Center Colorado School of Mines 1711 Illinois Street, Golden 303-273-8500 This U.S. Geological survey building contains the National Earthquake Information Center. The Facility locates earthquakes throughout the world. Tours of the Facility are available by appointment only. Call 303-273-8500 for your tour.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 15013 Denver West Parkway 303-384-6565 | NREL's Education Center offers a variety of free hosted programs and introductory tours by appointment for student and adult groups addressing renewable energy and energy efficiency. It also boasts a small display area which includes several video presentations describing NREL's research. A launch-pad for energy innovations, NREL is home to world-renowned energy experts. NREL researches and develops technologies for powering our homes, buildings, and businesses, and fueling our vehicles and other modes of transportation. The lab leads the way in analyzing energy integration, energy supplies, and economic impacts.

"Oh My Gawd Road" aka Virginia Canyon Road “Oh My Gawd Road” is the breath-taking, hairraising shortcut to nearby Central City, another historic gold rush town known as the “richest square mile on earth” – This scenic dirt road gets its name from its spectacular views as well as its narrow and curving lanes. The canyon is filled with old mining sites, and like the travelers of yesterday, many people drive the road in search of gold as they travel between Idaho Springs and the gambling communities of Central City and Blackhawk. Open year round. Take I-70 to Exit 241 in Idaho Springs. Follow Colorado Boulevard into town, and stay to the right at the fork, take the second right onto Virginia Canyon Road and follow the road up through the residential neighborhood, which then curves to the right onto the dirt road.


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Saratoga Casino Black Hawk 101 Main Street, Black Hawk, CO 80422 303.582.6100 | Fun is never far at Saratoga Casino Black Hawk, home to nearly 500 of the newest, hottest slots, progressives and video poker machines, as well as all of your favorite table games, including Roulette, Blackjack, Craps and more.

Prospect Recreation & Park District provides park and recreation services to the communities of Applewood and Fairmount in north/central Jefferson County. The District operates seven developed parks and also has two facilities available for rental for occasions such as business meetings, parties, and family gatherings. The Arbor House is located at 14600 W. 32nd Avenue; Kendrick Cottage is located at 5414 Kendrick Court. Both facilities are situated in beautiful park settings and are ADA accessible. Check out our website and give us a call when you are planning your next event.

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre Take Red Rocks exit 259 off I-70 General information: 720-865-2494 Visitor Center: 303-697-4939 Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a natural, geologically formed, open-air theatre located in the 868 acre Red Rocks Park. The majestic setting of the amphitheater, along with the view of the Denver panorama from the top of the theater is breathtaking. The allure of the two 300 foot sandstone monoliths, Creation Rock (stage right) and Ship Rock (stage left), is not duplicated anywhere in the world. The theater provides perfect acoustics and was once listed as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Colorado Music Hall of Fame is located in the Trading Post. The Park is open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily unless a concert is scheduled. The Visitor Center at the top of the Amphitheatre is open year ‘round.

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum 200 Violet St., Suite 140, Golden (as of May 1, 2016) 303-277-0377 | Open Monday-Saturday: 10am – 4pm, Sunday: 12pm – 4pm RMQM recognized by USA Today as one of the top 10 museums to view quilts, hosts quarterly exhibits ranging from modern contemporary art quilts to historical quilts from the 1800s and 1900s. Today, the museum’s diverse collection contains more than 550 quilts, houses a research library of more than 6,000 volumes. RMQM is the only museum in the Rocky Mountain region dedicated solely to the celebration and preservation of quilts and the role they play in the historical journey of the American spirit.

Splash Aquatics Park 3151 Illinois Street, Golden 303-277-8700 | Golden’s Splash Water Park is the perfect alternative to the major water theme parks. While still filled with twists and turns, the park offers a more relaxed atmosphere and scaled back thrills that will delight the kiddos without taking such a big bite out of your wallet. (Summer only)

Territorial Capitol 12th Street and Washington Avenue, Golden First known as the Loveland Building, what would become the home of the Colorado Territorial Capitol was built in 1861. Legislative sessions were held on the upper floor from 1864 to 1867. The historic building has been renovated to house the Old Capitol Grill restaurant.

Triceratops Trail Near Hwy 6 & 19th Street, Golden The Triceratops Trail provides evidence such as dinosaur tracks and impressions left by other animals and plants which existed here about 65 to 70 million years ago. Also, these impressions (trace fossils) are almost all different from those at Dinosaur Ridge because of the millions of years difference in their ages. You are in for a special treat because of the occurrence of a T. Rex tracks in the T. Rex pit. The T. Rex tracks are very rare. Only three have been identified in the world and one of them is located her in the Triceratops Trail. In addition, you will see trace fossils such as bubbles, “bugs”, plants (beautiful palm fronds), etc. All of these above locations have explanatory signs. Closed until summer of 2017.

U.S. Marine Corps Memorial Intersection of West Sixth Avenue and US Highway 40 The U.S. Marine Corps Memorial is dedicated to all the men and women, of all eras, who have served or are serving their country as United States Marines, Fleet Marine Force Corpsmen or other military units which have provided direct support of the Marines in their mission of defending the United States.




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Whether you’re looking for gifts, souvenirs, household items, fashion or shoes, Golden’s friendly and unique shopping experience is sure to deliver. You’ll find superior outdoor gear, the most precious of gems and everything in between. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll “strike gold” in one of our shops. Visit all of Golden’s shopping districts including North Golden, Downtown, Central Golden, South Golden Road, Golden Ridge and West Colfax – each offers a unique experience and great deals. From ski shops to used book stores, Golden’s shopping districts have something for everyone. If supporting a local businesses is your mantra, explore Golden’s historic downtown featuring over 100 independent businesses offering clothing, jewelry, outdoor gear, sweets and more. You’ll appreciate Golden’s Victorian buildings and rich history while shopping at various boutiques, art galleries, gift shops, spas and retail shops. Pick up a Golden Ticket during your Coors Brewery Tour, at a special event or at the Golden Visitors Center and you could save up to 20 percent off your purchase or win $500. More than 80 businesses accept the Golden Ticket. A full list of participating businesses is available online at After a day of shopping, stop by one of our many restaurants or taverns and relax and enjoy the smalltown charm of Golden. Here eating is an experience – one steeped in history, paired with beer and perfect for making memories with friends and family. Golden restaurants have been named in Denver Eater, Zagat, Culinary Colorado, Toronto Star and many other publications as some of the best places to dine in the Denver Metro area. You can enjoy modern fine-dining, woodfired pizza, perfectly made deli sandwiches, and so much more. Learn more about shopping and dining in Golden at






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Blue Moose Trading Company

1212 Washington Avenue, Golden 303-279-0200

1299 Washington Avenue, Golden

We even serve our 4 legged friends –so stop by for a dog treat!!

Need to find the right gift at the last minute? Then this is the shop to visit. You can find that special item, get it gift wrapped, pick out a greeting card, and be out the door in no time.

The inspiration behind Blue Moose Trading Company began with the inkling that our little town of Golden, Colorado craved a shop that meets the needs of both locals and tourists alike. Golden has been continuously expanding and we wanted to create a space filled with beautiful and unique mountain eclectic merchandise that is hand-picked and specifically tailored to our customers. Come check out Golden's favorite new shop.

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With fast friendly service, Donna Owen, Anna, and Margaret enjoy taking the pain out of your shopping experience. Locals and visitors can choose from a wide assortment of Colorado made food products, Coors and Colorado Souvenirs, T-shirts, Post Cards and many other things you even didn’t know you wanted. With a large variety of Melissa and Doug Toys, Ty Beanie Boos, Willow Tree, Fun Metal Signs, Wedding Gifts, Crosses , Leanin Tree Cards, Willow Tree Angels and much more. Stop in and see why we say “Old Fashioned Service is Our Gift to You”.

Apex Pavement Solutions 607 10th Street, Suite 207, Golden 303-273-1417 | Long time Goldenites Brian Pike and Brian Blythe have worked together for many years building successful teams, sharing ideas and developing their industry expertise before forming APEX in 2011. They believe that by creating a positive work environment they would attract and retain the best employees in the industry. They were right and their devoted employees take pride in providing superior customer service and quality workmanship, earning Apex a reputation for excellence in its industry. APEX is a one-stop shop for asphalt installation, repair and maintenance. Services include Crack Sealing; Seal Coating; Infrared Patching; Removal & Replacement Repairs; New Installation; Asphalt Overlays and Pavement Marking. If you have a need for asphalt pavement give APEX a call. Their dedication to high quality, personal service, and extensive experience will result in the best solution for your asphalt project.

Joy Brandt, Re/Max Alliance 1019 8th Street, Suite 200, Golden 303-378-7800 | Joy Brandt has built her excellent reputation through her personal commitment to fulfilling her customer’s needs. Joy has lived in Golden for 51 years and has 38 years of experience selling homes in Golden and surrounding areas. Joy’s husband, Jack, now retired from Wells Fargo’s Golden Branch, works with Joy to assist with the many details related to buying and selling homes. For information about homes currently on the market or for tips to prepare your home for sale, visit Joy’s web site at You can reach Joy at 303-216-1109 or e-mail at

Century 21 Golden West Realty 1299 Washington Avenue, Suite 120, Golden 303-279-7979 | We are Golden’s oldest and largest real estate firm, established in 1965. Our mission is to ensure the highest degree of professionalism and ethical standard in serving the public with their real estate needs; to meet or exceed the expectations of our clients and provide accurate and up-to-date information, skilled analysis and sound real estate advice and to support the community in which we live and work. We have 23 professional agents to help with all of your needs, residential and commercial. Our goal is to make your real estate experience as enjoyable and stress free as possible. Your needs are our first

722 Washington Ave., Unit 210, Golden 303-566-4100 | Colorado Community Media publishes the Golden Transcript, Lakewood Sentinel, Wheat Ridge Transcript and Arvada Press newspapers, along with the Golden Guide. The four community newspapers distribute 55,100 copies weekly serving Jefferson County. All are award-winning papers, and the Golden Transcript’s 150 years of publication make it the state’s oldest newspaper without a major interruption of service.

Creekside Jewelers 1206 Washington Avenue, Golden 303-279-4246 | At Creekside Jewelers (formerly Plummer’s Jewelry) we pride ourselves on our wide selection of items, many exclusive to our store. Whether you’re looking to have your own original ideas custom made into a unique piece, or you just need a watch battery, come by and see what we have to offer. With many people finding the cost of gold putting jewelry out of reach right now, we are happy to offer several lines of fine sterling with semi-precious gems and 18k gold accents that are incredibly beautiful. For those that love the great Southwest, our collection of Native American designs shouldn’t be missed. We also offer a bridal collection and are happy to set your choice of diamond in any setting. Full service jewelry repair is done on premises and we can also have your watches serviced. So come see us for the Cherry Creek look at Clear Creek prices!

Earth Sweet Botanicals 1224 Arapahoe, Golden 303-278-1260 Earth Sweet Botanicals is a beautiful Frenchstyle boutique where aromatics fill the air. From our own imported essential oils to locally made

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Continued from PAGE 20 teas and tinctures, and our own in-house natural skin care products, we have something for everyone. We also carry lovely plant-inspired home and garden décor, as well as jewelry, candles and lavender products. Come see our 10-foot Eiffel tower and mini greenhouse inside our shop! Learn all about botanical treatments at our twohour demonstration classes—and take home a sample made in class! Join us for a FREE cup of tea today, and take in all the beauty.

with nostalgic toys, old-fashioned candy and a multitude of outdoor toys and science kits that are fun for all ages! We are your birthday headquarters for those last minute gifts. Golden Goods also offers gift certificates in any denomination. We feature Colorado carved wooden bears and have river tubes for summer fun. Come by and check us out for all your toy, gift and candy needs! We are family owned and operated. Voted best Toy Store for Best of Jeffco 2013. Open 7 days a week!

Gene Bauer Goldsmith

Golden Liquors

1323 Washington Avenue, Golden 303-277-1424

601 13th Street, Golden CO 80401 (303) 578-5400 www.

Gene Bauer, Goldsmith, specializes in custom designed jewelry in gold, platinum, and gemstones, combining innovative style with master craftsmanship. The store also features gemstone gifts and sterling silver jewelry.

Golden Goods 1201 Washington Avenue, Golden 303-216-2123 | Golden Goods is downtown Golden’s newest toy and candy store. We are excited to provide Golden

Golden Liquors has been Golden’s favorite liquor store since 1934. Conveniently located across the street from the Coors tour parking lot, we proudly offer the “Freshest Coors Sold Anywhere!” When we took over in October of 2015 we completely overhauled the store to give it a fresh upbeat look and new exciting focus. We now offer the best pricing in town and the best selection of all your favorite Colorado Craft beers, national favorites and everything Coors has

to offer! With each craft beer sold by the bottle you have the option to mix your own 6-pack, try something new or just grab a 6-pack of one of your favorites from our selection of over 200 different beers!

Golden Real Estate 17695 S. Golden Rd., Golden 303-525-1851 | Golden Real Estate is renowned for its commitment to sustainability. It has enough solar panels to power both its office and its three electric vehicles, as well as providing free charging to the general public. It also accepts Styrofoam for recycling, keeping over 200 cubic yards of the material out of our landfills.  All nine agents at Golden Real Estate are certified EcoBrokers.  Clients of the company get free use of their moving truck, too.  Call Golden Real Estate at 303-302-3636 if you’d like to sell your home or search for a new home in one of their Tesla electric cars!

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One of the best ways to experience Golden is to pedal your way around town. With 24 miles of interconnected trails, bike lanes throughout town, and world-class mountain biking, the whole family can enjoy all Golden has to offer on two wheels. On April 20, the Golden Bike Library will open for its second season, so you’ll likely see the Golden Bike Library bikes, with their signature yellow baskets, all over town. This unique bike share program allows visitors, residents, local employees and students to “check out” a bike for a limited time-period for local use in Golden. What makes a bike library different than a traditional bike share program like “B-cycle” in Denver is that the “library” has adult bikes available in three sizes, as well as children’s bikes. Additionally, the bikes feature lightweight frames and 21 gears to navigate Golden’s hills. Users can check out bikes for local trips, employment meetings, and recreation or to link to local public transportation. The Golden Bike Library is centrally located at the Golden Visitors Center at 1010 Washington Avenue. Users can check out bikes Thursday through Sunday from 10

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located in the Conveniently located Conveniently in the Denver West Office Park, Dr. Sam Kawakami Denver West Office Park, and his professional staff offer services for both children and adults. Dr. Sam Kawakami and his professional staff offer services for both children and adults. Whitening/Cosmetic Dentistry Orthodontics/Implants Gum Therapy (Periodontics) Whitening/Cosmetic Dentistry Nitrous Oxide-Head Phones Orthodontics/lmplants Gum Therapy (Periodontics) RootNitrous Canals/Crowns Bridges Oxide-Headand Phones Six Month Smile/Clear Alignier Orthodontics Root Canals/Crowns and Bridges Six Month Smile/Clear Alignier Orthodontics Saturday and Evening Appointments Saturday and Evening Appointments Oral Surgery-Emergency Treatments Oral Surgery-Emergency TreatmentsWelcome New Patients Welcome-Most Insurance New Patients Welcome-Most Insurance Welcome 14062 Denver West Parkway. Bldg. 52, Suite 120 - Golden 14062 Denver West Parkway. Bldg. 52, Suite 120 - Golden

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Continued from PAGE 22 West side of Washington Ave between 8th & 9th St. 303-215-9386 | Golden River Sports, your Colorado kayak, SUP, tubing and fly fishing experts is celebrating 14 years in business! Whether you want to rent, buy, take a guided trip or lesson, our experts can help! We are still two great spaces in one! Golden River Sports and Golden River Sports “Too.” Fly fishing has remained in the existing space at 806 Washington Ave and kayaking / water sports is still in the space next door at 808 Washington Ave. GRS has the latest kayaks, including inflatables, to demo or rent as well as rods, reels, boots, and waders. The shop has a well rounded selection of river accessories, DVDs, books and maps as well as a great collection of tying materials, tools and vices. Golden River Sports’ Outfitter Service offers half and full day guided fishing trips to all of the best local waters. We also have access to pristine private waters if you want to get away from the crowds. GRS also offers help with basic kayak lessons, SUP classes, fishing, casting, fly tying clinics and seminars. We cater to all ability levels. We can

guide you through the basics in a relaxed and low pressure setting. Join us for free demo nights every Thursday evening Memorial Day to Labor Day at the Golden Playpark on 10th Street. Water levels permitting. Inner tube rentals and purchases for Clear Creek also available.

Laurel Property Services 1214 Washington Avenue, Golden 303-278-4241 | Golden’s largest and best known property manager, Laurel Property Services, Inc. is a full-service Property Management and Real Estate Company. Our approach to property management and real estate sales assures each client of individualized, detail-oriented care. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Laurel Property Services, Inc. has been in business since 1988 starting with an inventory of 65 units. They currently manage more than 350 units, including single-family homes, apartment complexes and small office buildings. The company advertises, leases and maintains all properties, renting to quality tenants at mar-

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ket rates to assure the property owners a good return on their investments. No one gets lost in the big-business shuffle. Enjoy the rewards of income property without the hassles.

Meyer Hardware 1103 Arapahoe Street, Golden 303-279-3393 | In 1945, Joe and Ruby Meyer moved from Nebraska and settled in Golden where they bought a hardware store from E.G. Son. It was then that the Meyer Hardware legacy began. Their daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Harold Schaefer, eventually joined them and helped to create one of the best hardware stores in Metro Denver. Today, the Schaefer’s sons, Steve and Jim are carrying on the family tradition. Jim works as a salesperson, and Steve is President of the Corporation. After expanding over eight times since 1945, the business now operates out of a 21,000 square foot building. Customer service has always been Meyer Hardware’s most important competitive advantage. It employs knowledgeable and friendly people and maintains a staff of 20 with a total of

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805 12th Street, Golden, CO 80401 (303) 273-9708

Laurel Property Services, Inc. Property Management Is Our Specialty

1214 Washington Ave., Golden

Office (303) 278-4241

Joy Brandt (303) 378-7800

1019 8th Street • Suite 200 Golden, CO 80401 • (303) 216-1109

Bike Continued from P AGE 23 am to 4 pm. A key-drop box at the Visitors Center allows users to return the bikes after hours. Riders are required to sign a waiver and those under 18 must have a parent signature. A valid ID and credit card are also required for rentals. Rides under two hours are free, while daily rentals are $10. Each bike comes equipped with a lock and helmet. Riders may also receive a Golden Ticket and reusable water bottle with each bike rental. The helpful bike library staff also provide trail maps and suggested tours. Reservations are not required, but they are recommended due to a limited number of bikes in any preferred size. The library has a total of 60 bikes. Golden information, maps and self-guided tours are also available to plan biking adventures. The program will expand this year to offer three additional “branch” locations, one at the Light Rail Station, one on the Colorado School of Mines campus and one near downtown Golden; and it will be open 7 days a week because these new locations will feature self-checkout. For more information about the Golden Bike Library and for updates about the launch of the new locations visit For general Golden biking information, go online to Thanks to the Golden Bike Library partners: Barrels & Bottles, Cannonball Creek, Golden City Brewery, Golden Optimists, Golden Sustainability, Holidaily Brewing Co., Mountain Toad, New Terrain Brewing Co., Peak Cycles Golden, St. Anthony’s Hospital, and Woody’s Wood Fired Pizza. We had a successful program launch in 2016 and look forward to another season of waving to many smiling pedalers as they ring their bike bells around Golden. 

Golden Goods Toys, Candy & More

Old-Fashion Candy Nostalgic Toys Your Birthday Gift Headquarters! Wooden Bears Arts & Crafts Outdoor Fun Science Kits

1201 Washington Avenue 303.216.2123 • Gift Certificates Available

Locally owned and operated since 2007 URBAN ESCAPE DAY SPA


VOTED TOP 5 “BEST SPA” “Denver’s A-List”

Golden’s favorite Day Spa is now offering Medical Skin Treatments in addition to our relaxing spa services. Now offering: • Botox • Filler • Microneedling • Medical Exfoliation • Dermaplaning • VI Peels and more!

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SCHEDULE YOUR ESCAPE WITH US TODAY! 1299 Washington Ave., #170, Golden, CO 80401 303-278-1709



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Gene Bauer Goldsmith 1323 Washington Avenue Golden Diner 700 12th Street Golden Goods 1201 Washington Avenue Golden Hotel 11th Street and Washington Avenue Golden Liquors 601 13th Street

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Peak Cycles The Golden Holiday parade. Photo by Rich Myrup

1224 Washington Avenue, Suite 145, Golden 303-216-1616 | Hours: Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Closed Sun. Peak Cycles is conveniently located at 13th and Washington in the historic Foss Building in downtown Golden, Colorado. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here for you.  From the recreational rider to the most demanding racer - we make sure you get the products and services that are right for your style of riding.  We carry top name brands from S-Works, Specialized, Giant, Cinelli, Surly,  and Early Rider. We also have rental and demo bikes available . Our full service shop can handle anything from basic tune-ups to high performance suspension tuning. We have a professional bike fit studio and all fits are performed by George Mullen. George has sixteen years of fitting experience and has completed over 4600 fits. He has completed Serotta Elements™ and Serotta Advanced Fit™ courses as well as Specialized™ BG fit school, designed by World renowned biomechanist Dr. Andy Pruitt.

Gene Bauer maker of fine jewelry

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In addition to our bike shop, Peak Cycles has one of the most thorough websites in the industry. contains over 53,000 products from over 825 manufacturers. Browse the extensive online catalog or let our knowledgeable staff help you find exactly the part or accessory you need. BikeParts. com has competitive prices and inexpensive domestic and international shipping rates. For local residents and visitors we offer a free next-day “in-store pickup” shipping option during checkout. If you order by 3 p.m. MST, you can pick up your order the following day after 2 p.m. MST Monday - Friday.

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Golden Liquors Golden’s favorite liquor store since 1934 Over 200 craft beers sold by the bottle - try ‘em all!


607 10th Street, Suite 207 • Golden, Colorado 80401 Proud Members of Denver Metro BOMA and Golden Chamber of Commerce

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The Golden Ticket is your chance to SAVE and WIN at Golden businesses just as a thank you for visiting Golden. The Golden Ticket is your passport for fun, exciting entertainment, delicious food and drink and great deals!

How do I use the GOLDEN TICKET?

Where can I use my GOLDEN TICKET?

Rules and Regulations

Present the ticket at a participating retailer or restaurant at the time of purchase and scratch to see your savings or cash prize.

Golden Tickets are accepted any where you see the “Golden Ticket Accepted Here” signs including businesses throughout historic downtown Golden. Go to for a listing of businesses and map of where you can use your Golden Ticket.

Discount or cash prize only valid when scratched in presence of participating businesses at time of purchase. Discounts limited to items priced at or below $300. Not valid on sale items or with any other offers. Other restrictions may apply. Cash prizes can be redeemed in person at the Golden Visitors Center. Odds of winning cash prize 1 in 200. Odds of winning grand prize 1 in 10,000.


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Open 7 Days a Week.

1114 Washington Avenue, Golden 303-279-6313

Urban Escape Day Spa

The Silver Horse is located under Golden’s famous arch at 1114 Washington Avenue. The Silver Horse features an exceptional collection of Colorado hand crafts, western art, turquoise jewelry, western boots, hats and clothing. The spirited and unique atmosphere of the Silver Horse is accented by many of the most intriguing items of the west. Stop by and discover your western spirit today.

private tea service and a “decadent” dessert. Pedicures are performed in “zero gravity” chairs and are enhanced with an aromatherapy eye pillow. Couples massages are performed in a special room for two creating an intimate experience.

1299 Washington Ave. Suite #170, Golden 303-278-1709 | Urban Escape is a full service day spa located in historic downtown Golden. The spa offers a unique variety of services in the areas of skin care, waxing, massage, body treatments, pedicures and manicures. Popular services include the “Pure Radiance Facial”, the “Clear Creek Warm Stone Massage” and the “Decadent Duo Pedicure” which includes a

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There are a wide range of spa packages that are offered such as the “Urban Getaway”, and the “Ultimate Escape”. Other packages available are the Decadent Duo, Blushing Bride, Mother-To-Be Gift Packages, Tempting Toes, and the Urban Athlete Package. Gift Cards and Gift Certificates are available online or at the spa. Come “Escape” for the day and leave the world behind.

Wings of Eagles 805 12th Street 303-273-9708 Wings of Eagles is locally owned by Judy Farley. Judy and her late husband Rick, of native Ute descent, opened their first store in Golden almost 25 years ago (23 years at Heritage Square) and are now located in Downtown Golden. Wings of Eagles, a Native American store, representing more than 40 different Indian tribes, is not your usual tourist type southwest store. This is one of a kind and unusual items


including the hand painted tipi, a 42 square foot buffallo hide, headdresses, bows, arrows, quivers, hand made knives, hand selected jewelry and pottery, Kachina dolls, paintings, sage, sweetgrass, music and books.

Woodhouse Day Spa The Woodhouse Day Spa 714 Cheyenne Street Golden, CO 80401 303-390-9109 | Your journey begins in a peaceful and relaxing environment . . . you will immerse your body, mind and spirit in all aspects of health and wellness. While you relax in a luxurious robe and comfortable sandals, you may enjoy a beverage while indulging in your choice of over 70 rejuvenating spa treatments. Our team of dedicated professionals possesses a genuine desire for your overall wellbeing and will make your experience the ultimate retreat. Choose from a variety of advanced body and skin care treatments from our famous nurturing facials, to invigorating body treatments in our Vichy shower. Succumb to our Swedish, deep tissue, or our 80 minute volcanic hot stone massage, to relaxing while enjoying our expert manicures and pedicures. Please call us to schedule your ultimate spa experience whether for a day or an hour, a friend’s day out or a bridal shower, a birthday or an anniversary, we are ready to deliver the spa experience you deserve.

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Where the West Eats Receive a warm welcome and genuine western hospitality while enjoying a menu inspired to provide guests with a new and authentic dining experience. Relax and take in the best of old west culture while enjoying freshly prepared selections focusing on Colorado Proud ingredients. Make sure to try their unique hand pressed burger cooked to order on their 500°grille. Their popular Creekside patio boasts awe-inspiring views of Clear Creek and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Open daily from breakfast to dinner. For a sneak peek at their menu; visit

THE GOLDEN HOTEL The Great Rendezvous of the West Experience the story of The Golden Hotel that is inspired by western hospitality and a strong commitment to excellence. Located in historic downtown Golden overlooking scenic Clear Creek and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains; The Golden Hotel provides guests with an upscale yet down to earth experience that is carried through their 62 guest rooms and suites as well as their 6,500 square feet of meeting and event space. Visit their award-winning restaurant the Bridgewater Grill.





Ace Hi Tavern


1216 Washington Ave. Golden 303-279-9073

El Dorado Mexican Restaurant

In 1961, Ace Hi Tavern opened it’s doors and earned a place in Golden’s history. With ties to Golden’s past, Ace Hi began a new tradition of community and fun that is beloved among locals. The opening of the Coors Brewery brought many to Golden for work, and since the, Ace Hi has been a favorite for workers ending late-night shifts. With the “Best Happy Hour in Jefferson County” year after year, Ace Hi is a go-to for Colorado School of Mines students and other locals looking for great value and a great time. From music, games and pool to its full bar, Trivia Night and even Karaoke, Ace Hi truly has something for everyone.

720 Arapahoe Street, Golden 303-278-4644 | Come and experience Homemade Mexican Food at it’s best. From our Sizzling Fajitas to our famous Green Chile, your mouth will thank you. All of our food is made daily from scratch and always made to order fresh. Offering daily Food and Drink Specials. Beautiful Mountainous views from our Patio. We are located one block west of Washington via 8th Avenue. It truly is “Golden’s Best Kept Secret”.

Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta

Family owned and operated. Voted Best Mexican Food, Best Burrito, Best Green chili, Best Margarita and Best Family Restaurant for Best of Jeffco. Winner in Golden Chambers Chili-Cook Off event.

600 12th Street, corner of 12th and Jackson Downtown Golden 303-278-9999 |

El TequiLeno Family Mexican Restaurant

Featuring authentic, handmade New York style pizza, hot heroes, fresh salads and pastas. Pizza by the slice and whole pies, made to order for dine in, carry-out and delivery. Family friendly. Patio seating available. Proudly serving Golden for over 10 years.

Bridgewater Grill at The Golden Hotel 800 Eleventh Street, Golden 303-279-2010 | 800-233-7214 Receive a warm welcome and genuine western hospitality while enjoying a menu inspired to provide guests with a new and authentic dining experience. Relax and take in the best of old west culture while enjoying freshly prepared selections focusing on Colorado Proud ingredients. Make sure to try their unique hand pressed burger cooked to order on their 500°grille. Their popular Creekside patio boasts awe-inspiring views of Clear Creek and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Open daily from breakfast to dinner. For a sneak peek at their menu;

12391 W. 64th Avenue, Arvada | 303-423-1307 1535 S. Kipling Parkway, Lakewood | 303-988-2580 2790 S. Havana Avenue, Aurora | 720-748-1260 Welcome home to the best Mexican food made fresh every day and the best margaritas. Open seven days a week. Happy hour is 2 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with 2-for-1 beer and 16 oz. margaritas. Seafood, mole, fajitas, burritos, pork carnitas, crisp rellenos, guacamole, smothered green chile, a kids menu and more. Come to El TequiLeno’s and we will bring Mexico to you.

The Golden Diner 700 12th Street, Golden 303-279-5959 | Located one half block east of Washington Avenue on 12th Street, The Golden Diner has been serving up homemade comfort food since 2009. The owners, Mike & Simone Shormann are Golden residents and Colorado natives. Stop by and enjoy

the relaxed atmosphere, historic photos, or sit at the counter and catch up on local gossip. How does thick sliced bacon, fresh golden hash browns, or a breakfast burrito smothered with our delicious homemade green chile sound? For lunch how about Golden’s best cheeseburger with hand cut fries or a fresh salad? Or for something unique, check our board for daily specials. Come in today and experience why The Golden Diner is the local’s choice for breakfast and lunch! We were "voted" "best of Jeffco" for six years In a row: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2014 and 2015for our delicious breakfast.

Goozell Yogurt & Coffee 1200 Washington Avenue, Golden 303-279-2000 | Voted 2013-14 Best Frozen Yogurt Shop in Denver (Denver A-List), Awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence, Colorado Community Media 2013 Best of the Best… ‘Goozell’ comes from the Turkish word “Güzel” (pronounced 'goo-zel') meaning: "Beautiful”. Goozell Yogurt & Coffee is a family owned and operated premium self-serve yogurt shop and full service espresso bar located in the heart of historic downtown Golden. Goozell Yogurt has over a dozen flavors of gourmet yogurts (probiotic certified), all natural sorbets and 50 luxurious toppings. Goozell Coffee utilizes beans imported from the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey to create its own custom rich blend providing a bolder flavor with minimal bitterness. With indoor/outdoor seating on the corner of 12th and Washington Avenue, this gem is rated among the best places to sit and people watch while enjoying some incredible indulgences.

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Continued from PAGE 34 Maki Sushi & Grill 1301 Washington Ave., Suite 120 (enter off 13th, just below Starbucks) Downtown Golden, CO 80401 303-404-2800 Within sight of the famous Golden bluff on one side and Coors Brewery on the other, Maki Sushi & Grill offers the finest sushi dishes in West Metro Denver. Located just a few steps off Washington Avenue on 13th Street in Downtown Golden, come & check out our awesome sushi bar or our impressive dining room or relax in our sidewalk patio seating. Open seven days a week, (11:00am to 9:30pm Mon.-Thurs., 11:00am-10:00pm Fri., 11:30am10:00pm Sat, & 12:00pm-9:30pm Sun; Happy Hour 3:00pm-6:00pm M-F with half-price sushi, hot Sake, house wine, & domestic beer), experience an endless array of Japanese dishes, from a variety of fresh sushi, sashimi, & Chef's Special sushi rolls prepared as you watch - to our Yellowtail Jalapeño appetizer and many different brands of domestic and imported beer, hot and cold Sake, or fine wine. Don't miss our famous Spicy Girl Roll, Jalapeno

Bomb & our Sushi Boat filled with sushi & rolls!


Whether you are dining alone or having a family gathering, in a rush for some tasty takeout, or just taking an afternoon Happy Hour break, your biggest dilemma at Maki Sushi & Grill as you relax from the hectic business life, (or browsing blocks of nearby antique shops), is choosing from our many exciting dishes, from fresh Sushi to our delicious Shrimp & Vegetable Tempura or Drunken Noodle.

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Mill City Chop House at Saratoga Casino Saratoga Casino Black Hawk 101 Main Street, Black Hawk, CO 80422 303.582.6100 | The Mill City Chophouse at Saratoga Casino Black Hawk is where dining reaches new heights. Elevate your dining experience with prime steaks and chops, prepared using Colorado’s finest, freshest ingredients and served in an intimate dining room. Open Fridays & Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Reservations strongly recommended. Book online at Whether it’s a party for the whole office, a small family get together, or anything in between, we can make your event a memorable one. Call 303.582.6140 to find out about our special group

444 Main Street, Black Hawk, CO 80422 303.582.1000 Discover great dining that Monarch Casino Black Hawk is known for. The Buffet features nightly Whole Maine Lobster, Crab and USDA Prime Rib alongside an array of buffet favorites, plus a spectacular Saturday and Sunday Champagne & Mimosa Brunch. Dine on delicious dishes from the Asian Station, American Station, Southwest Station, Seafood Station and Live Action Station. Finish with a handcrafted sweet treat from the Dessert Station. Breakfast 8am-11am, Lunch 11am-2:30pm, Dinner 3:30-10pm Looking for a lighter snack? Visit Chicago Dogs! Eatery. Dig in with Chicago-style hot dogs, salads, pizza, wings, hot dogs and so much more. Chicago Dogs! Eatery is open daily. Visit Guest Services to join Club Monarch to earn great dining rewards and receive special offers.

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elets, Benedicts, smoothies and skillets.

Table Mountain Grill & Cantina 1310 Washington Avenue, Golden 303-216-8040 With its vibrant Santa Fe decor, friendly service and fresh Southwestern and American cuisine, Table Mountain Grill & Cantina will make you feel as if you were dining in a good friend’s home. For breakfast, we offer an enticing variety of some of the heartiest breakfast fare around, including down home country biscuits and gravy, om-

A Golden Tradition Since 1961

Happy Hours

At lunch, the house favorite chicken tortilla soup will whet your appetite for a variety of well-crafted traditional dishes, or you may opt for the unusual and order our Buffalo burger with a side of sweet potato fries. Enjoy a delectable evening meal of fresh rainbow trout, filet mignon, piñon cherry chicken, fire-roasted Chile rellenos, or chicken enchiladas. Indulge in a chocolate taco or key lime pie for dessert.

variety of fine tequilas, an extensive wine list, local microbrews, and happy hour specials. And don’t forget about us on the weekends – our brunches, featuring our legendary Mesa Bloody Mary, have become a standard stop for many folks. Reservations are encouraged. Call for more information, 303-216-8040.

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Continued from PAGE 37 Tin Star Smokehouse 16400 South Golden Road 303-279-0361 |

Voted “Best Of The Best” Sushi In Town! Daily Lunch Specials From $8.25

Our original Bar-B-Que is inspired by great traditions from across the country with a Colorado twist. Our rub is one of a kind, blending flavors of the southwest with the toasted notes of herbs and spices. Our sauce is a Kansas City style with a tangy vinegar influence from the Carolinas to enhance the sweet molasses undertones. We smoke with a combination of mesquite and applewood, which gives our meat a mild flavor with a hint of sweetness that enhances the flavor of our meats and ribs. Tin Star specializes in catering any size event or party as well as dine in or pickup at our 16400 South Golden Road location.

The Vista at Applewood Golf Course 14001 W. 32nd Ave., Golden 303-278-6637 | The Vista at Applewood Golf Course is proud to be Golden, Colorado’s newest event venue. With the recent 2012 extensive renovation, The Vista has been impeccably designed to suit your event needs. If you are looking for picturesque elegance our venue is a great choice, no matter the event.

Dine-In or Take-Out & Full Service Bar 1301 Washington Ave, #120 Golden, CO 80401

Located in Downtown Golden

Open: Mon-Thur 11am - 9:30pm • Fri 11am - 10pm Sat 11:30am - 10pm • Sun Noon - 9:30pm Fresh Sushi, Awesome Sushi Bar, Delicious Sushi Rolls & Tempura GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE!


½ PRICE SUSHI ($5.50 or under)

1/2 PRICE: Hot Sake, House Wine, Well Drinks, or Domestic Beer $2 DRAFT BEER

Dine-In Only. Cannot be combined with any other offers., Groupon, discounts, or coupons.

The Vista is truly one of the most unique venues in Golden, as our beautiful location offers panoramic views of the North and South Table Mountains and majestic sunsets from our private event deck. We offer light fare, buffets, and personalized plated menu selections. Our talented executive chef and professional service staff pride themselves on providing fine food and impeccable service to make your event most memorable. The Vista is great for all types of special events including, but not limited to, the following: galas, golf tournaments, fundraiser/silent auctions, baby showers, birthdays, bar/ bat mitzvah’s, quinceañera, rehearsal dinners, post wedding brunch, anniversary celebrations, graduation parties, retirement parties, celebrations of life, and athletic banquet.

Woody's Wood Fired Pizza 1305 Washington Avenue 303-277-0443 | Woody’s Wood-Fired Pizza was recently named “Hot 100 Independent Pizzerias” in the country by Pizza Today Magazine - #1 in Colorado. Family owned and operated since 1993, Woody’s offers more than great pizzas with wood-fired wings, burgers, sandwiches and pastas. Our full bar offers 16 Colorado draughts and great premium well drinks – including 5280’s “Best Bloody Mary in the Mile High City.” Happy hour is Monday - Friday 3 to 6 PM. Woody’s also features 16 televisions with the latest sports, weekly Trivia, College Night, and Take and Bake Pizza for 20% off menu price! Come on down, Folks!

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Your Lunch or Dinner With Purchase of $40 or more

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patio seating available

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Expires 3/31/2018 with coupon only. Total is pre tax, can't be used to purchase gift cards, no separate checks, cannot be combined with any other offer. Not valid during happy hour. Some restrictions apply. Management reserves all rights.

The views offered in and around the city of Golden are some of the best you can find. A pale pink, yellow and blue sky arises as the summer sun comes up over Denver at Red Rocks Ampitheatre. Photo by Crystal Anderson

A Penny farthing high wheel rider makes his way down the Buffalo Bill Days parade route. Photo by Tim McClanahan

It's all smiles for this Coors Brewing employee. Photo by Ryan Borthick




Photo courtesy Pansy's Parolor Bed & Breakfast



Turn your day trip into a weekend adventure and stay with us! Enjoy a mountain experience without the hassle and expense of traveling to the mountains. Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a modern hotel room, an RV park for your motor coach or a cozy room in a bed and breakfast, Golden has accommodations to fit every budget and desire. Our hotels, with their modern amenities and awardwinning restaurants, are sure to make your stay away from home comfortable and enjoyable, while our bed and breakfasts provide a more intimate experience in historic Victorian-era homes. Golden is an eclectic mix of history , recreation and contemporary fun, and our accommodations provide the perfect launching pad for your Golden adventure. Golden is also a great place to hold your next meeting, conference, gathering, reunion, special event or celebration. Our small historic town, spectacular mountain beauty and variety of venues make this the ultimate location for a memorable wedding or corporate meeting. Golden is home to venues of all shapes and sizes and can accommodate everything from small groups to large multi-day conferences. To learn more about Goldenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting, conference and wedding spaces go online to visitgolden. com/meetings-andevents.





Aegis Professional Realty 514 9th Street, Golden 720-363-5626 | Aegis Professional Realty, located in a beautiful 1867 downtown Golden property, is a full service residential real estate company. We have 5 brokers with over 30 years of combined real estate experience. We specialize in 1031 exchange transactions, renovations,and first time home buyer purchases ! We are also happy to announce that our beautiful 1867 property will be available to rent for your small intimate events beginning April 15, 2017. We can help you to host an amazing event with both indoor and outdoor spaces ! Looking forward to being a part of this great community in Golden.

Golden Hotel 800 11th Street at Washington Avenue, Golden 303-279-0100 | 800-233-7214 Experience the story of The Golden Hotel that is inspired by western hospitality and a strong commitment to excellence. Located in historic downtown Golden overlooking scenic Clear Creek and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains; The Golden Hotel provides guests with an upscale yet down to earth experience that is carried through their 62 guest rooms and suites as well as their 6,500

square feet of meeting and event space. Visit their award-winning restaurant the Bridgewater Grill.

Golden Pond Retirement Community 1270 North Ford Street, Golden 303-271-0430 | Golden Pond is conveniently located near downtown Golden and Highway 93. At Golden Pond, we are committed to providing housing, personal care, and other comprehensive senior services. Golden pond is a place where residents can enjoy life, and their friends and families can have peace of mind knowing that their loved one is being cared for with dignity and respect. The Meadows is our secured Alzheimer’s Assisted Living neighborhood. Composed of 15 private studio apartments, The Meadows is designed to create a secure, peaceful environment for our residents with memory care needs. Dedicated staff are available 24 hours a day to assist each resident with his or her day to day activities and care. Come visit our beautiful, 7-acre site today.

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Our hotel features 121 beautifully appointed guest rooms to accommodate your traveler's needs. Each of our rooms include the Hampton Cloud 9 bed, microwave, refrigerator, FREE high speed internet, coffeemaker, iron, ironing board and 36" HDTV. Enjoy our FREE "On the House" Breakfast each morning, indoor heated pool with jacuzzi, fitness center, 24-hour business center and coin-operated laundry. We guarantee you'll be 100% satisfied with your experience! Hampton Inn we love having you here.

Olde Towne Golden Realty 908 Washington Avenue, Golden 303-278-2400 | Our mission at Olde Towne Golden Realty, LLC is to be the most reliable and successful real estate company in Jefferson County.

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AEGIS PROFESSIONAL REALTY & GOOSETOWN EVENTS Cheryl. Lori, Marybeth, Nadine and Sherry 514 9TH STREET GOLDEN 80401 303-278-2729

niently located at the intersection of 6th Avenue and West Colfax. Look for the Home Depot adjacent to the hotel. We offer easy access to Golden, Downtown Denver, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado Mills Mall, Colorado School of Mines, Bandimere Speedway and just 45 minutes west to world famous Colorado ski resorts.

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specializes in the marketing, listing and selling of new and resale homes, residential communities, condominiums, commercial and investment opportunities. We offer Property Management services as well as HOA services. We have a full time staff who continually strive to provide top quality service for their individual clients and customers. We are locally owned and operated.

Pansy’s Parlor Bed & Breakfast 906 12th Street, Golden; 303-278-6616 | Pansy’s Parlor Bed & Breakfast is an 1879 Victorian house, listed on the National Register, and located in Golden’s beautiful 12th Street Historic District. One block West of Washington Avenue, guests can walk to restaurants, shops, museums, theatre, COORS, scenic Clear Creek, Colorado School of Mines, and all the other downtown sites. Hosts Judy and John Early offer gracious accommodations and delicious food at reasonable rates, in this B&B which is a favorite of the Golden Historic Homes tour. Buffalo Bill sat in the parlor, James Gow, the Armory Building’s Architect, grew up here and built the fireplace from rocks and gems studied by early C.S.M. mining students.

movies, books & games libraries are included.

Table Mountain Inn 1310 Washington Avenue, Golden 303-277-9898 | Table Mountain Inn, located in the heart of historic downtown Golden, CO, just steps from the Colorado School of Mines and a couple blocks from Coors Brewery, offers southwestern hospitality in its boutique hotel with 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space and full service restaurant, The Grill & Cantina, a locals favorite. Table Mountain Inn is set at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and only 15 minutes to downtown Denver. So much is available at your fingertips whether you are on business or leisure travel. Out the front doors of the hotel are a variety of shops, tantalizing cuisine and exciting entertainment. Nestled within the two mesas; South & North Table Mountain and Clear Creek, Table Mountain Inn guests can set out for a hike, a walk through town or even a raft or kayak trip down the river. For skiers, the hotel is 90 minutes to world class ski resorts such as Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Winter Park. As a guest at Table Mountain Inn you will find very comfortable accommodations in any of our

three room types; traditional, grand or suite. The rooms have been newly renovated and offer Eco Sciences amenities and Allegro Coffee. Many of our rooms have balconies for you to enjoy the activity of Golden. Complimentary access to the Golden Recreation Center, a business center, a workout room and free parking are available to all Table Mountain Inn guests.

Teddy & Bill. Photo courtesy Pansy's Parlor Bed & Breakfast

Four reasonably priced theme bedrooms (2 Victorian Lady’s, Buffalo Bill’s, Schoolmarm’s) have distinctive period furnishings for guests’ enjoyment, such as queen-size, antique brass beds, writing desks, oak armoires and dressers, and an original, deep clawfoot tub. Known for delicious multi-course breakfasts, Pansy’s Parlor offers teas, luncheons, meeting space, and a secluded backyard patio/garden. It hosts intimate parlor and seasonal garden weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners,bridesmaids’ lunches, and private celebrations. Pansy’s Parlor offers GREAT GETAWAY DEALS on Birthday, Anniversary, “Sweetheart Special,” Theatre, or Spa Packages. Free WiFi, cable TV with DVD, and

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Crowds sit to enjoy 4th of July fireworks near the banks of Clear Creek. Photo courtesy



Besides Golden’s signature events such as Buffalo Bill Days, the Fine Arts Festival, or Olde Golden Christmas, the city offers various activities every day of the year. From music to theatre, from a historical lesson to a hiking adventure in the outdoors, Golden has got it all. Grab a partner or friend and visit various locations for live music played from all types of genres. Inhale and taste the fresh produce sold at the Farmer’s market during warm-weather seasons. Enjoy a relaxing walk or bike ride outdoors, or take an academic adventure through the Colorado School of Mines campus. You can be assured that Golden has something for everyone and every budget. With activities for every season, finding things to do in Golden is easy. Finding an open spot on your calendar, well, that’s the hard part!





A comprehensive event list can be found at ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE/CANCELLATION

APRIL All Month Golden’s Epic Events Golden History Center All Month Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve

24 – July 22

“Under the Western Sun” & “Quilting the Wild West” Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

29 – 30

Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum Garage Sale


All Month The Buffalo Bill Story Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave All Month Interactive and Educational Displays American Mountaineering Museum 1 – 22

Evolutions 2017 Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

1 – 23

Member’s Show Exhibition Foothills Art Center


Bunny Express Train Colorado Railroad Museum


Ride the Rails Colorado Railroad Museum

20 - 23

Colorado School of Mines E-days and Fireworks

20 – Oct. 31

Golden Bike Library Golden Visitors Center

21 – June 25

Colorado Watercolor Society Exhibition Foothills Art Center


LOST Ladies Only Sample Tour Historic Downtown Golden


Steampunk at the Station Colorado Railroad Museum


Golden Super Cruise South Golden Road


"A European Vacation: Folk songs from across Europe" Golden Concert Choir


The Mendelssohn Trio West Side Live!


SCFD Free Day Colorado Railroad Museum

Jefferson County Spring Concert Colorado School of Mines Green Center 7 pm

MAY All Month Made in Golden: Where Innovation Lives Golden History Center All Month Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve Gentle hiking trails with panoramic views. 134 acres of wildlife habitat. All Month A Visit to the Wild West Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave

13, 20, 27 All Month Interactive and Educational Displays American Mountaineering Museum

Ride the Rails Colorado Railroad Museum

12 – 31

All Month Golden Bike Library Golden Visitors Center

Variations on Growth Exhibition Foothills Art Center

19 - 21

Golden Games Clear Creek Whitewater Park

19-June 25

Cabaret Weekends Miners Alley Playhouse

1 – 25

Colorado Watercolor Society Exhibition Foothills Art Center


29 – 31

Coors Brewery Tour Closed for Memorial Day


Golden Bicycle Cruise The Golden Cruise - Meet at the parking lot west of the Golden Library, 5:30 pm



2017 Hall of Mountaineering Excellence GALA American Mountaineering Center


Buffalo Bill Burial Recreation Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave

3, 10, 17, 24

Golden Farmers Market Golden Chamber of Commerce (parking lot west of the Golden Library)

All Month Made in Golden: Where Innovation Lives Golden’s Epic Events Golden History Center All Month Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve Gentle hiking trails with panoramic views. 134 acres of wildlife habitat. All Month A Visit to the Wild West Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave All Month Interactive and Educational Displays American Mountaineering Museum All Month Golden Bike Library Golden Visitors Center 1

Coors Brewery Tour Begins special summer hours: 7 days a week through Aug. 14 Mon – Sat. 10 – 4, Sun. noon -4 Coors Brewery Tour 1-800-642-6116 303-277-BEER (2337) Confirm 13th and Ford Streets

1 – 25

Colorado Watercolor Society exhibit Foothills Art Center

2 - 25

Cabaret Weekends Miners Alley Playhouse


Golden Super Cruise South Golden Road


Homesteaders’ Day Golden History Center

24 - 25

Day Out with Thomas Colorado Railroad Museum


Golden Bicycle Cruiser Rides The Golden Cruise Meet at the parking lot west of the Golden Library, 5:30 pm

JULY All Month Made in Golden: Where Innovation Lives Golden’s Epic Events Golden History Center All Month Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve Gentle hiking trails with panoramic views. 134 acres of wildlife habitat. All Month A Visit to the Wild West Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave


All Month Interactive and Educational Displays American Mountaineering Museum All Month Golden Bike Library Golden Visitors Center 1-2

Day Out with Thomas Colorado Railroad Museum

1, 8, 15, 22

Golden Farmers Market Golden Chamber of Commerce (parking lot west of the Golden Library)


Golden Super Cruise South Golden Road


Lion’s July 4 Celebration & Fireworks Lion’s Park


Day Out with Thomas Colorado Railroad Museum

14-Aug. 20

Broadway Bound Weekends Miners Alley Playhouse


Mopar Street Fair Downtown Golden


Golden Bicycle Cruiser Rides The Golden Cruise Meet at the parking lot west of the Golden Library, 5:30 pm

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Buffalo Bill Days Downtown Golden, Parfet Park

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Golden Super Cruise South Golden Road


SCFD Free Day Colorado Railroad Museum

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Jefferson County Fair Jefferson County Fairgrounds

4, 5, 6

Coors Brewery Tour Closed for Labor Day 1-800-642-6116 303-277-BEER (2337) Confirm 13th and Ford Streets


Les Liaisons Dangereuses Weekends Miners Alley Playhouse

All Month Made in Golden: Where Innovation Lives Golden’s Epic Events Golden History Center All Month Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve Gentle hiking trails with panoramic views. 134 acres of wildlife habitat. All Month A Visit to the Wild West Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave

15 – May 2018 Coors Brewery Tour Returns to regular hours of operation: Thurs. – Mon. 10am – 4pm Sun. noon – 4pm Closed Tu. & Wed. for tours. Gift shop open Wednesdays. 1-800-642-6116 303-277-BEER (2337) Confirm 13th and Ford Streets 19-20

Golden Fine Arts Festival Golden Chamber of Commerce


Golden Gran Fondo Downtown Golden


Golden Bicycle Cruiser Rides The Golden Cruise Meet at the parking lot west of the Golden Library, 5:30 pm

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Golden Farmers Market Golden Chamber of Commerce (parking lot west of the Golden Library) 10

Golden Giddyup Golden’s Trails


Toby’s Pet Parade (Parfet Park) In Association with Foothills Animal Shelter


Buffalo Bill Fall Roundup Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave


Golden Gallup Parfet Park


Golden Bicycle Cruiser Rides The Golden Cruise Meet at the parking lot west of the Golden Library, 5:30 pm

All Month Interactive and Educational Displays American Mountaineering Museum


All Month Golden Bike Library Golden Visitors Center

All Month Made in Golden: Where Innovation Lives Golden’s Epic Events Golden History Center


All Month Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve Gentle hiking trails with panoramic views. 134 acres of wildlife habitat.

All Month Made in Golden: Where Innovation Lives Golden’s Epic Events Golden History Center

All Month A Visit to the Wild West Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave

All Month Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve Gentle hiking trails with panoramic views. 134 acres of wildlife habitat.

4-Aug. 20

Broadway Bound Weekends Miners Alley Playhouse

4, 11, 18, 25

Movies and Music in the Park Parfet Park

5, 12, 19, 26

Ride the Rails Colorado Railroad Museum

5, 12, 19, 26

Golden Farmers Market Golden Chamber of Commerce (parking lot west of the Golden Library)


Golden Super Cruise South Golden Road

All Month Interactive and Educational Displays American Mountaineering Museum All Month Golden Bike Library Golden Visitors Center 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Ride the Rails Colorado Railroad Museum

All Month A Visit to the Wild West Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave All Month Interactive and Educational Displays American Mountaineering Museum


All Month Golden Bike Library Golden Visitors Center 6 - Oct.15 7

Les Liasons Dangereuses Weekends Miners Alley Playhouse Golden Super Cruise South Golden Road

7, 21

Ride the Rails Colorado Railroad Museum


Chili Cook-Off & Beer Tasting Golden Chamber of Commerce


Great Turkey Chase Parfet Park Runners High


Be a Tool 5K Downtown Golden Neighborhood Rehab Project

4 - Dec.23

A Christmas Carol Weekends Miners Alley Playhouse


Small Business Saturday


Trick or Treat Street Downtown Golden Merchants


28 & 29

Halloween Trick or Treat Train Colorado Railroad Museum

All Month Made in Golden: Where Innovation Lives Golden’s Epic Events Golden History Center

NOVEMBER All Month Made in Golden: Where Innovation Lives Golden’s Epic Events Golden History Center All Month Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve Gentle hiking trails with panoramic views. 134 acres of wildlife habitat. All Month A Visit to the Wild West Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave All Month Interactive and Educational Displays American Mountaineering Museum 9– 30

Polar Express Train Colorado Railroad Museum

10 – Dec. 31

Holiday Art Market at FAC Foothills Art Center

23 & 24

Coors Brewery Tour Closed for Thanksgiving 1-800-642-6116 303-277-BEER (2337) Confirm 13th and Ford Streets

All Month Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve Gentle hiking trails with panoramic views. 134 acres of wildlife habitat.


1 – 31

Olde Golden Christmas Citywide Olde Golden Christmas is the city’s signature winter event. The month-long celebration boasts weekly holiday parades, holiday window displays along Washington Avenue, holiday art market, holiday lights along Clear Creek, and more. For a full schedule, go online to


Candlelight Walk Downtown Golden Golden Chamber of Commerce

1 -23

A Christmas Carol Weekends Miners Alley Playhouse

1 -23

The Polar Express™ Colorado Railroad Museum

2, 9, 16

Olde Golden Christmas Parade Downtown Golden Golden Chamber of Commerce


Christmas with Cody Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave


Coors Brewery Tour Closed for Christmas 1-800-642-6116 303-277-BEER (2337) Confirm 13th and Ford Streets

31 - 1

Coors Brewery Tour Closed for New Years 1-800-642-6116 303-277-BEER (2337) Confirm 13th and Ford Streets

All Month A Visit to the Wild West Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave All Month Interactive and Educational Displays American Mountaineering Museum


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Dinosaur Ridge

13 Mother Cabrini Shrine


American Mountaineering Center


Golden Gate Canyon State Park

14 National Renewable Energy Lab


Apex Park


Golden History Center


Black Hawk / Central City, via U.S. Hwy 6

10 Hogback, Geological Walk

15 Red Rocks Park


Buffalo Bill Museum

11 Lookout Mountain Nature Center & Preserve / Boettcher Mansion


Colorado Railroad Museum

12 Lariat Trail

16 Town of Morrison 17 White Ranch Park


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Where the West... Sleeps, Eats, Meets and Weds The Golden Hotel overlooking scenic Clear Creek and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains is conveniently located in the heart of historic downtown Golden. Committed to Excellence; the hotel provides guests with an upscale yet down to earth experience by delivering true western hospitality. The Golden Hotel - The Great Rendezvous of the West.

800 Eleventh Street Golden, CO 80401 ::: 303.279.0100 :::

Golden Guide 2017  

Learn about the best attractions, accommodations, restaurants and more that beautiful Golden, Colorado has to offer.