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The 2016 GOLDEN GUIDE is a supplement of the Golden Transcript, a publication of Colorado Community Media; publisher of 17 weekly community papers and websites reaching over 152,000 households.

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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, they still do. During your visit make sure to enjoy our world-class outdoor recreation, 20 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 or 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 be able to visit again and again and 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 the new and improved, 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

12th Street, Golden (west of Washington Avenue) 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. There is a convenient 12th Street Walking Tour available at the Greater Golden Chamber of Commerce, 303-279-3113, and Astor House Hotel Museum, 303-278-3557.

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 Colorado School of Mines 1410 Illinois Street, Golden 303-273-3199

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 in 2016 for rehabilitation and renovation. Keep up on the progress at

Boettcher Mansion

900 Colorow Road, Golden (one mile above Buffalo Bill’s grave) Main Phone: 303-278-3557 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 303-279-3080 | 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 987½ 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 Exit and see not only buffalo but also the Continental Divide.

Clear Creek County

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

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The Colorado Railroad Museum features some unique trains from across the locomotive world. Photo courtesy Colorado Railroad Museum

Continued from PAG E 7 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 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.

Clear Creek History Park

11th & Arapahoe Street, Golden 303-278-3557 | 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 Whitewater Park

1201 10th Street, Golden 303-384-8133 One of Golden’s most unique recreational attractions is the Clear Creek Whitewater Park,

build 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 nonprofit 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.

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 15acre 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 all the advantages of a world-class research institution with a size that allows for personal attention for its 5,700 students. With the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among

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Continued from PAG E 8 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 col-

lection 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 self-guided 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.

Dinosaur Ridge Visitors Center 16831 W. Alameda Pkwy, Morrison 303-697-DINO | 303-697-3466 Erin Fair, Tour Programs Coordinator, x 101

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: 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

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,

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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


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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,

rado 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.

Georgetown Gateway Visitor Center

The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum offers free admission to extraordinary exhibits including minerals from Colorado, Colo-

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.

1491 Argentine, Georgetown 303-569-2405 |

Golden History Center

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.

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-footlong 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.

Golden Bike Park

Tony Grampsas Sports Complex 4471 Salvia Street, Golden

Colorado School of Mines 13th and Maple Streets, Golden 303-273-3815


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.

923 10th Street, Golden 303-278-3557 |

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Continued from PA GE 11 the 1800’s. Visitors also learn tips for creating a sustainable home and lifestyle. Tours are by appointment 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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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.


Guanella Pass Scenic Byway

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. 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.

Hogback Geological Exhibit

Located off I-70 near the US Highway 40 exit 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.

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

Idaho Springs Heritage Museum and Visitors Center

Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway

2060 Miner Street, Idaho Springs 303-567-4382 |

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.

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 10th Mountain Division-Clear Creek County operations.

Jeffco Fairgrounds 15200 W. Sixth Avenue, Golden 303-271-6600 | The Jefferson County Fairgrounds is a 100-

Lawson Whitewater Park County Road 308 and Alvarado Road, Lawson 303-679-2300 | 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

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Lookout Mountain Nature Center

Miners Alley Playhouse offers six main stage productions every year. 2016 will include such hits as 4000 Miles, You Can’t Take it With You, Biloxi Blues, Little Shop of Horrors, God of Carnage, and A Christmas Carol. All shows are affordable and of the highest caliber, featuring some of the greater Denver area’s finest talent.

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.

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!

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Continued from PAG E 13 Alvarado Road. Cross over the bridge, travel about 400 feet and the Lawson Whitewater Park is on the right.

910 Colorow Road, Golden 720-497-7600 |

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.

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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

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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 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

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Continued from PAG E 15 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 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

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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, hair-raising 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

ADMISSION Adults $10.00 Seniors (65 & Over) $8.00 Children (under 12) $5.00

Virginia Canyon Road and follow the road up through the residential neighborhood, which then curves to the right onto the dirt road.

Prospect Recreation & Park District 303-424-2346 |

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 150, Golden (as of May 1, 2016) 303-277-0377 | Open Monday-Saturday: 10am – 4pm, Sunday: 12pm – 4pm

HOURS OF OPERATION Mon. through Thurs. 10am-5pm May - September phone: 303.420.2795 | 303-273-3000

Exhibits at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum include diverse examples of the quilter’s art, from antique bedcovers to works of contemporary

fiber. Exhibits change quarterly. The museum also offers docent tours, educational programs for children and adults, a 5,000-volume library, and a gift shop featuring unique pieces by local artists.

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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.

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.

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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. Om addition, you will see trace fossils such as bubbles, “bugs”, plants (beautiful palm fronds), etc. All of these above locations have explanatory signs.

Make the Visitors Center your 1st stop for information about where to dine, play, shop and stay!

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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 provide. You’ll find superior outdoor gear, the most precious of gems and everything in between. You’re sure to find gold in one of our shops! Make sure to visit all of Golden’s shopping districts including North Golden, Downtown, South Golden Road and Golden Ridge – each offers a unique experience and great deals. From ski shops to used book shops, Golden’s shopping districts are filled with golden nuggets waiting to be discovered. 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. Explore Golden’s Victorian buildings while shopping at various boutiques, art galleries, gift shops, spas and retail shops. Pick up a Golden Ticket during your Coors Brewery Tour or at a special event and you could save up to 20% off your purchase or win $500 bucks. Over 90 businesses accept the Golden Ticket. A full list of participating businesses is available online at After a day of shopping make sure to stop by one of our many restaurants or taverns for a bite to eat or drink, and relax and enjoy the small-town charm of Golden. Here eating is an experience – one steeped in history, paired with beer and perfect for making memories with friends and family. There are delicious discoveries to be found around every corner. You can enjoy modern fine-dining, wood-fired pizza, perfectly made deli sandwiches, and so much more. Learn more about shopping and dining in Golden at




Avenue Gifts

1212 Washington Avenue, Golden 303-279-0200 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. 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.

Baby Doe’s Clothing

1116 Washington Avenue, Historic Downtown Golden 303-279-8100 Baby Doe’s is the go-to spot where local ladies and visitors alike can always find something special to wear or a perfect gift to give. As we enter our 16th year we are more than just a boutique, we are a gathering place where women of all ages meet old friends and likely make new ones. We carry the work of over 40 local and regional artists along with a unique blend of clothing that exemplifies the easy, laid back Colorado lifestyle with flair and style. Our customers come from all over the Front Range for our unique selection of fun, casual clothing and artisan made accessories and our goal is that they leave feeling and looking fantastic!

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 50 years and has 37 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 priority. We even serve our 4 legged friends –so stop by for a dog treat!!

Christian Action Guild Thrift Shop/Food Bank 1401 Ford Street Golden 303-279-5674

Do you know where the local food bank is? The Christian Action Guild was incorporated in 1966 as a nondenominational, all volunteer, 501(c) (3), non-profit organization dedicated to providing crisis assistance to those in need in the Golden community. The Guild is a small, local, all volunteer organization dedicated to raising the quality of life for those in need in our community—our neighbors. Please remember the Christian Action Guild when you are considering giving back in your community. Come visit us. See what we are all about. We need volunteers. We need food. We need money. We need donations of goods for our thrift shop. Everything that comes into the Guild goes back into the community.

Colorado Community Media Golden Transcript

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

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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

Golden Goods

1224 Arapahoe, Golden 303-278-1260 |

1201 Washington Avenue, Golden 303-216-2123 |

Earth Sweet Botanicals is a beautiful Frenchstyle boutique where aromatics fill the air. From our own imported essential oils to locally made 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 two-hour 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.

Golden Goods is downtown Golden’s newest toy and candy store. We are excited to provide Golden 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.

Gene Bauer Goldsmith 1323 Washington Avenue, Golden 303-277-1424 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.

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!

Golden Liquors

601 13th Street, Golden CO 80401 303-578-5400 | www. 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 Any-

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ON A BIKE One of the best ways to experience Golden is via a bike. 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. And starting June 22, it will be easier than ever to rent a bike in Golden with the new Golden Bike Library. Photo courtesy

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URBAN SPAS” -5280 Magazine Editors

Joy Brandt (303) 378-7800

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

VOTED TOP 5 “BEST SPA” -The Denver Channel




Continued from PAG E 22 where!” When we took over in October of 2015 we completely overhauled the store to give it a fresh upbeat look and new exciting focus.

ing truck, too. Call Golden Real Estate at 303302-3636 if you’d like to sell your home or search for a new home in one of their Tesla electric cars!

Golden River Sports/ Golden River Sports “Too”

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!

806 / 808 Washington Avenue, Golden West side of Washington Ave. between 8th St. & 9th St. 303-215-9386 |

Golden Real Estate

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.

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 mov-

Golden Goods Toys, Candy & More

Old-Fashion Candy Nostalgic Toys Your Birthday Wooden Bears Gift Headquarters! Arts & Crafts Outdoor Fun Science Kits 1201 Washington Avenue 303.216.2123 • Gift Certificates Available

Golden River Sports, your Colorado kayak, SUP, tubing and fly fishing experts is celebrating 13 years in business in 2016! Whether you want to rent, buy, take a guided trip or lesson, our experts can help!

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 fullservice Property Management and Real Estate Company. Our approach to property management and real estate sales assures each client of individualized, detail-oriented care.

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805 12th Street Golden, CO 80401 Judy Farley (303) 273-9708 Fax (303) 716-1456 | (800) 806-5836

Laurel Property Services, Inc. Property Management Is Our Specialty

1214 Washington Ave., Golden

Office (303) 278-4241 • Fax (303) 271-0820

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Continued from PAG E 23 What is a bike library, you ask? It’s a bike share program, where visitors, residents, local employees and students can “check out” a bike for a limited time period for local use in Golden. What makes a bike library different than say a traditional bike share program like “B-cycle” in Denver is that the “library” has a variety of bikes available for different ages and abilities including, road bikes, mountain bikes, children’s bikes and light-weight geared bikes to address Golden’s hills. Users will be able to 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 9 am to 1 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 a nominal fee. Check the website for up-to-date pricing. Each bike comes equipped with a lock and helmet. Riders will also receive a Golden Ticket and reusable water bottle with each

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bike rental. Passes for the Golden Circulator Bus are also available if you plan to access public transportation. Reservations are not required, but please note there are a limited number of bikes in any preferred style and size. The library has a total of 40 bikes. Golden information, maps and self-guided tours are available to plan biking adventures if new to Golden. The program will expand in 2017 to offer two additional “branch” locations, additional bikes (up to 60) and be open 7 days a week. For more information about the Golden bike library visit or for general Golden biking information go online to n

Denver West Dental Group Women’s Clothing

...for the way you live

1116 Washington Ave.

Conveniently located in the Denver West Office Park, Dr. Sam Kawakami and his professional staff offer services for both children and adults. •Whitening/Cosmetic Dentistry •Orthodontics/lmplants Gum Therapy(Periodontics) •Nitrous Oxide-Head Phones •Root Canals/Crowns and Bridges

•Six Month Smile/Clear Alignier Orthodontics •Saturday and Evening Appointments •Oral Surgery-Emergency Treatments •New Patients Welcome •Most Insurance Welcome

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Anthony's Pizza 602 12th Street #120 Avenue Gifts 1212 Washington Avenue (in the Historic Foss building) Baby Doe's 1116 Washington Avenue Joy Brandt Re/Max Alliance 1019 8th Street

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Bridgewater Grill 11th Street & Washington Avenue Buffalo Rose 1119 Washington Avenue Century 21 Golden West Realty 1299 Washington Avenue Ste. #120 Creekside Jewelers 1206 Washington Avenue Earth Sweet Botanicals 1224 Washington Avenue





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Golden Hotel 11th Street and Washington Avenue Golden Liquors 601 13th Street Golden River Sports 806 Washington Avenue Goozell Yogurt & Coffee 1200 Washington Avenue Laurel Property Services 1214 Washington Avenue

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Maki Sushi 1301 Washington Avenue Meyer Hardware 1103 Arapahoe Street Miner's Alley Playhouse 1224 Washington Avenue, Suite 200 Old Capitol Grill 1122 Washington Avenue Pansy’s Parlor Bed & Breakfast 906 12th Street Peak Cycles 1224 Washington Avenue Re/Max Alliance - Golden 1019 8th Street The Silver Horse 1114 Washington Ave Table Mountain Inn 1310 Washington Avenue Urban Escape Day Spa 1299 Washington Avenue, Suite #170 Wings of Eagles 805 12th Street Woody's Wood Fired Pizza 1305 Washington Avenue

CAG Food Bank & Thrift Shop 1401 FORD ST, GOLDEN, CO 80401 | 303-279-5674

Continued from PA GE 2 4 Celebrating their 28th 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.




Tues & Fri 10:00am - 3:30pm | Sat 11am - 1pm

Tues & Fri 10:30am - 2:30pm Sat 11am - 12:45pm

The company advertises, leases and maintains all properties, renting to quality tenants at market 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.

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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 355 years of service. As Steve states, “We pride ourselves on being a serviceoriented store. If you can’t find something here, we will try to order it for you.”

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Definitely drop in and see what Meyer Hardware has to offer.

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

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

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Phone: 303.273.1417 Fax: 303.216.0565

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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.

Use your Golden Ticket to: • Shop at participating merchants! • Eat at local restaurants! • Save up to 20% off your purchase! • Win up to $500 cash!

Your Colorado Kayak, SUP & Fly Fishing Experts!

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· Gear & Apparel! · Guided Trips & Lessons! · Rentals including inflatable kayaks, rip-boards & SUP! · Inner-tubes perfect for Clear Creek!

806 Washington Ave. Between 8th & 9th Streets (303) 215-9386

Sales | Service | Fits | Rentals | Demos 1224 Washington St. Suite 145 | Golden, Colorado 80401 303.216.1616 | Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5




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.

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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

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.

RE/MAX Alliance Golden

1019 8th Street, Golden 303-277-1322 | RE/MAX Alliance Golden is a great place to begin and end your search for real estate support! We are located at 1019 8th Street, just a few blocks west of Washington Street, in Downton Golden. Offering a range of Residential and Commercial Real Estate Services, our brokers serve the Golden community and beyond. With over 170 years of brokerage experience in our office, we pride ourselves in offering the best customer service in the industry. Please call as at 303.277.1322, or email us directly at, to speak with us further on how we can satisfy YOUR needs!

Ready to Serve You Where the West Lives - Golden

Silver Horse

1114 Washington Avenue, Golden 303-279-6313 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. Open 7 Days a Week.

Urban Escape Day Spa

170 Years of Broker Experience Residential and Commercial Services City and Mountain Properties Supporting our Golden Community

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 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. 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, MotherTo-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. n

303-277-1322 Golden RE/MAX Alliance • 1019 8th Street



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AT THE GOLDEN HOTEL Spectacular outdoor dining on Clear Creek… Experience casual American cuisine in the comfort of the award-winning Bridgewater Grill with its relaxing Creekside location. Enjoy freshly prepared classics such as salads, burgers, house made soups and sandwiches, as well as our signature steak and house-made desserts. The spectacular creekside patio and bar is open seasonally boasting aweinspiring views of both Clear Creek and the Rocky Mountain foothills. Relax in their popular lounge, which offers happy hour daily and the most refreshing beer in town straight from the frozen tap lines. Live music can be enjoyed on Thursday evenings – please call for details. Open every day for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Proudly supports green initiatives including solar powered energy. For the full menu and more information, visit or call 303-279-2010.

THE GOLDEN HOTEL The Old West meets the New West at the award-winning Golden Hotel located in the heart of historic downtown Golden, nestled between breathtaking Clear Creek and the Rocky Mountain foothills. Business and leisure travelers alike rave about their 62 brand new state-of-theart guest rooms and suites featuring luxurious five-star bedding, plush robes, HD flat panel TV’s and complimentary high-speed internet access. The Golden Hotel is the ideal setting for your next event, featuring over 6,500 square feet of meeting and event space, including the Clear Creek Ballroom with views of the foothills and their spectacular outdoor venue, the Creekside Courtyard. The hotel offers their guests a complimentary local shuttle within a 5 mile radius. Proudly supports green initiatives including solar powered energy. The Golden Hotel’s personalized service will take you to a different place and time. For more information, visit or call 303-279-0100.




Ace Hi Tavern

1216 Washington Ave. Golden 303-279-9073 | In 1961, Ace Hi Tavern opened its 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 then, Ace Hi has been a favorite for workers ending latenight shifts. With the “Best Happy Hour in Jefferson County” year after year, Ace Hi is a goto 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.

Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta

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

Blue Canyon Grill and Underground 1224 Washington Avenue, Golden 303-271-0730

The Blue Canyon was established in 2004 and is family owned and operated. It is in the historic Foss Drug Building in Downtown Golden at 13th and Washington Ave. Our inviting atmosphere and down to earth attitude and free WiFi makes us a true local and tourist favorite. We are well known for our fantastic hamburgers. Blue Canyon Grill had the award winning chili at the 2015 Knock Your Boots Off Chili Cook Off.

Bob’s Atomic Burger

1310 Ford Street, Golden 303-278-1601 At Bob’s Atomic Burgers, we freshly grill our burger for an authentic old fashioned taste that

can't be beat. We cook everything to order assuring you get the best tasting product possible. With our never frozen ground beef, and the juicy tender chicken, to our healthy delectable vegetarian quinoa, we're sure to have your taste buds exploding. After the meal, make sure you grab one of our hand spun milkshakes or malts, they'll have you in heaven! So remember, for always fast, friendly, fresh, and always REAL food, the only choice is bobs 

Bridgewater Grill at The Golden Hotel 800 Eleventh Street, Golden 303-279-2010 | 800-233-7214

Spectacular outdoor dining on Clear Creek… Experience casual American cuisine in the comfort of the award-winning Bridgewater Grill with its relaxing Creekside location. Enjoy freshly prepared classics such as salads, burgers, house made soups and sandwiches, as well as steaks, fresh fish, chicken and pasta dishes. The spectacular creekside patio and bar is open seasonally boasting awe-inspiring views of both Clear Creek and the Rocky Mountain foothills. Relax in their popular lounge, which offers happy hour daily and the most refreshing beer in town straight from the frozen tap lines. Join them for their monthly Colorado Beer Tour to enjoy a dinner of incredible food and brew. Live music can be enjoyed on Thursday evenings – please call for details. Open every day for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Proudly supports green initiatives including solar powered energy. For the full menu and more information, visit www. or call 303-279-2010.

The Buffalo Rose

1119 Washington Avenue, Golden 303-278-6800 | Visit our historic haunted bar in downtown Golden. We feature a full menu restaurant and famous bar. Specials are offered every day all week long. Happy Hour is weekdays 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. with half price appetizers and drinks. Our large venue seats up to 400 people and

is available for private parties and fundraising events. Live entertainment is offered every Friday and Saturday with many national acts. Check our website: for special entertainment and events. Enjoy our spacious patio (weather permitting) with a full bar and live music 7 days a week.

El Dorado Mexican Restaurant

720 Arapahoe Street, Golden 303-278-4644 | Come and experience Homemade Mexican Food at its 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”. 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.

El TequiLeno Family Mexican Restaurant

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.

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CALL FOR RESERVATIONS 303.277.8755 3050 ILLINOIS STREET, GOLDEN, CO 80401 Located at the Fossil Trace Golf Club, off 6th Avenue West; take Jefferson County Parkway to Illinois Street .



Continued from PAG E 34 700 12th Street #130 Golden 720-328-9531 We are family owned and operated, baking made-from-scratch cupcakes fresh every day. We offer several different flavors daily. Gold Mine Cupcakes is the perfect stop to satisfy your sweet tooth. We also cater cupcakes for any size event. Hours: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday are- 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays - CLOSED, Friday/Saturday - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday • 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Golden Diner

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, 2013, 2014 and 2015 for our delicious breakfast.

Goozell Yogurt & Coffee

1200 Washington Avenue, Golden 303-279-2000 |

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

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.

Maki Sushi & Grill

1301 Washington Ave., Suite 120, Downtown Golden (enter off 13th, just below Starbucks) 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, (from 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., & 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Fri. & Sat., lunch served Mon.-Sat. from 11:00

Downtown GolDen


Large Portions of Great American Food Complete Family Style Dinners • Homemade Desserts • Special Kids’ Menu Banquet Facilities • Private/Semi-Private Dining Rooms Dining Room Hours Sun.-Thurs. 11 - 8:30 Fri. & Sat. 11 - 9:30

Bar Hours Vary - Happy Hour $1.75 Coors & Coors Light Drafts Every Day 3pm - 7pm

1122 Washington Ave. | 303-279-6390

600 12th Street

(corner of 12th and Jackson)

Dine In | Carry Out | Delivery 303-278-9999


a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Happy Hour 3-6:00 p.m. 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 & sushi rolls to our delicious Shrimp & Vegetable Tempura.

ray 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.

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 ar- EXICAN




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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.

Breakfast 8-11 a.m., Lunch 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Dinner 3:30-10 p.m. 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.

For breakfast, we offer an enticing variety of some of the heartiest breakfast fare around, including down home country biscuits and gravy, omelets, Benedicts, smoothies and skillets.

Chicago Dogs! Eatery is open daily. Visit Guest Services to join Club Monarch to earn great dining rewards and receive special offers.

At lunch, the house favorite chicken tortilla soup will whet your appetite for a variety of wellcrafted 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.

Old Capitol Grill

The best of traditional cuisine is served in the historic original territorial capitol with a Western decor. Complete family style dinners, special kids’ menu and homemade desserts. Banquet facilities and private/semi-private dining rooms. Happy hour is 3 to 7 p.m. every day.

Patio Area Available!

Family Mexican Restaurant

Drop in and enjoy the history, and great food and atmosphere.

1122 Washington Avenue, Golden 303-279-6390

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Buy One Entree Get Second 1/2 Price Good now thru 04/30/2016 Good only Sunday thru Thursday Not valid during Happy Hour Limit one per table

Over 150 tequilasto choose from! Sunday thru Thursday 10:45am – 10:00pm

Friday and Saturday 10:45am – 11:00pm


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2790 S. Havana Ave. (Havana & Yale) 720-748-1260


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12391 W. 64th Ave. (at Ward Rd) 303.423.1307

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Table Mountain Grill & Cantina features a wide 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.

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Three Tomatoes Grille

3050 Illinois St. Golden 303-277-8755 Open all year round to the public, Three Tomatoes Grille is not the typical golf course restaurant. We provide authentic American cuisine that will tantalize your senses. Whether it’s your next business lunch or your romantic dinner, birthday party or happy hour we are the place for you and your guests. Our food and service along with our ambience and spectacular views of Golden and Table Mesa will make you feel at home while experiencing the highest level of hospitality. Conveniently located on 6th Avenue, only three minutes from Downtown Golden and less than 15 minutes from Downtown Denver, we are the perfect get away without getting away. Join us in the Fall and Winter to indulge, enjoy a drink with friends and family near the fireplace or sit in our dining room for one of our chef’s creations. In the Spring and Summer get reenergized sitting on the patio for breathtaking views and refreshing signature drinks.

Tin Star Smokehouse

16400 South Golden Road 303-279-0361 |

Buy one Regular Cupcake and get a small Cupcake


(not to be combined with any other offers or specials)





Work Parties



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.

A Golden Tradition Since 1961

Happy Hours Twice A Day!

700 12th Street, Ste130, Golden, CO 80401 (Just east of Washington, near the Buffalo Rose)

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7 Days a Week 7-11am

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1216 Washington | 303-279-9043

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. 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 banquets. n

BOB’S Atomic


patio seating available

Now Serving Jalepeno Margaritas

Lunch Special

$5.00 OFF

Buy one entree and two drinks, receive the second entree of equal or lesser value

50% off

Valid 11am - 2pm • Dine in Only No split checks please • Expires 5/31/2017 Some restrictions apply, see server for details, May not be combined with any offers, not valid on the 2 for 1 margarita special

Total Ticket of $30 or More (Pre-tax)

Expires 5/31/2017 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. Some restrictions apply. Management reserves all rights.

Best Sushi in Town! Daily Lunch Specials From $8.25


Happy Hour 3:00pm – 6:00pm Mon-Fri, Dine In Only

½ PRICE SuSHI ($5.00 or under)

•1/2 Price Hot Sake & House Wine •1/2 Price Domestic Beer •$2.00 Draft Beer •1/2 Price Well Drinks

OPEN 7 DAYS 11 am- 8pm

Cannot be combined with any other offers.

$6.00 Off


With Purchase of $40 or more Downtown Golden Dine-In or Take-Out & Full Service Bar

1301 Washington Ave., #120, Golden, CO 80401

Colorado Bar-B-Que Dine In  Take Out Catering 16400 S. Golden Rd. Golden, CO 80401 303.279.0361

303-404-2800 Open Sun-Thur 11am-9:30pm, Fri & Sat 11am-10:00pm FREE DESSERT for your Birthday at Maki Sushi! Dine-In Only

Cannot be combined with any other offers, Must mention coupon when ordering. Dine-in only, limit 1 coupon per table per visit.


California Roll With Purchase of $30 or more Cannot be combined with any other offers, Must mention coupon when ordering. Dine-in only, limit 1 coupon per table per visit.



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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 you’re looking for a modern hotel room, an RV park for your motor coach or a cozy room in a bed and breakfast in historic downtown, Golden has accommodations to fit every budget and desire. Our hotels with their modern amenities and tasty restaurants are sure to make your stay away from home comfortable and enjoyable, and our bed and breakfasts provide a Victorian experience in historic buildings. Golden is a place of history mixed with contemporary fun, and our accommodations provide the perfect launching pad for your Golden adventure. Golden is also the perfect place to plan 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 the perfect wedding or the corporate meeting. From beautiful bed and breakfasts, hotels with meeting rooms to historic sites, venues of all shapes and sizes are available citywide for smaller, more intimate groups or large multi-day conferences. To book your stay or learn more about Golden’s meeting, conference and wedding spaces go online to




Golden Hotel 800 11th Street at Washington Avenue, Golden 303-279-0100 | 800-233-7214 The Old West meets the New West at the award-winning Golden Hotel located in the heart of historic downtown Golden, nestled between breathtaking Clear Creek and the Rocky Mountain foothills. Business and leisure travelers alike rave about their 62 newly renovated guest rooms and suites featuring luxurious fivestar bedding, plush robes, HD flat panel TV’s and complimentary high-speed internet access. The Golden Hotel is the ideal setting for your next event, featuring over 6,500 square feet of meeting and event space, including the Clear Creek Ballroom with views of the foothills and their spectacular outdoor venue, the Creekside Courtyard. The hotel offers their guests a complimentary local shuttle within a 5 mile radius. Proudly supports green initiatives including solar powered energy. The Golden Hotel’s personalized service will take you to a different place and time. For more information, visit or call 303-279-0100.

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 de-

signed 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.

Hampton Inn Denver - West/Golden 17150 W. Colfax Avenue, Golden 303-278-6600 Hampton Inn Denver West Golden is conveniently 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. 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.

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, muse-

ums, 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. 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 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. n

Pansy’s Parlor


Bed & Breakfast

906 12TH Street • Golden

Photo courtesy Pansy's Parlor Bed & Breakfast

We Strive to combine the best of care-free apartment living with the comfort of having staff on-call for 24/7 living.

We Strive to combine the best of care-free apartment living with the comfort of having staff on-call for 24/7 living.

3 acre full service community, impeccably manicured grounds with outdoor bbq areas, water

17150 W. Colfax Ave, Golden 303.278.6600 denverwest-golden

5 acre full service community, impeccably manicured grounds withIndependent outdoor bbq areas, features & pond. Ambience features & pond. Ambience of a fine vacation resort. 1-2water Bedroom Apartments, 62 of a fine vacation resort. Independent 1-2 Bedroom Apartments, 62 Assisted Living Apartments, 15 Memory-Care Assisted Living Apartments, 15 Memory-Care Secured Studio Apartments. Secured Studio Apartments.

Golden Pond


1270 North ford street | goldeN, colorado • For more information call 303.271.0430

1270 NORTH FORD ST GOLDEN, COLORA www.goldenpondlivin



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; it’s 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

Colorado Railroad Museum

APRIL 1- 3

CSM E-days and Fireworks


Woodstove Cooking: Scones, Lemon Curd and Clotted Cream Clear Creek History Park Learn to make the classic components of the quintessential afternoon English cream tea on a woodstove just like our great grandmothers did. You’ll never look at our American coffee break the same way again. Enjoy “a cuppa” hot tea while you eat what you make. Take recipes home. Presented by living history interpreter Priscilla Marshall. Recommended for adults. Youth aged 12-17 may pay to enroll when accompanied by a paid participating adult. Meet at Pearce Cabin in Clear Creek History Park. Advance registration is required.


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Mountain Standard Clay Exhibit April 16 – June 12 Foothills Art Center




Third Annual Taste of Golden American Mountain Museum 5:00 – 7:00 pm


Presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce

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Jefferson County Spring Concert Colorado School of Mines Green Center 7:00 pm

SCFD Free Day Colorado Railroad Museum


Thirsty Third Thursdays American Mountaineering Museum


LOST Ladies Only Sample Tour Historic Downtown Golden

Colorado Rails & Cocktails: Writing on the Rails (CRRM)

Enjoy free admission to the museum, sip craft beer, and win gear! Beer will be poured by a local Colorado craft brewery and there will be a gear giveaway sponsored by local outdoor companies.

Presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce

Thirsty Third Thursdays American Mountaineering Museum Enjoy free admission to the museum, sip craft beer, and win gear! Beer will be poured by a local Colorado craft brewery and there will be a gear giveaway sponsored by local outdoor companies.


2016 Ethics in Business Awards Luncheon Denver West Sheraton Hotel Presented by the Rotary Club of Golden

This exhibition replaces Foothills Art Center’s longstanding biennial exhibition, Colorado Clay.  Included in this exhibition will be juried and invited ceramic artists all who hail from the Mountain Standard Time Zone.


Presented by West Side Live! 7 pm Athena Project is a professional group of artists dedicated to supporting and expanding women's artistic contributions to the Denver stage and the wider community. Each year, Athena Project produces an Arts Festival, that includes a world premiere play and Girls Write, a year-long playwriting and play development experience for girls. This unique organization will bring their passion to the West Side Live! stage with a staged reading of the play "Sheltered" written by Catherine Wiley. 

An Evening of Colorado History Author, Erika Krouse has just recently finished her Amtrak Artist in Residency. Join us to hear her adventures “on the rails” and how it has inspired her writing. Admission includes 2 beverages of your choice: beer, wine or soda and snacks. Doors open at 5:30PM for early enjoyment of attractions

20-22 Golden Games Clear Creek Whitewater Park 7

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Athena Project: Sheltered Jefferson Unitarian Church

Watch as professionals and local athletes complete in kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, fly fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing and slack rope walking. Spectators of all ages are encouraged to attend. More information is available at



Colorado Railroad Museum

Biloxi Blues (live theater) May 20 – June 26 Miners Alley Playhouse

Catch a ride behind one of the Museum’s steam or diesel locomotives in passenger cars from different eras in Colorado railroad history or on one of the unique “Galloping Goose” Motorcars. Rides operate 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Admission: Museum Members and Children under 2 are free, Children $5, Adults $10, and Seniors $8. Ride Tickets: Adults (16+) $4, Children (2-15) $2. Museum members receive $1 discount per ticket. Tickets are available for purchase at the door, no reservations required.

The second in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon's trilogy which began with Brighton Beach Memoirs and concluded with Broadway Bound. Last summer, Miners Alley Playhouse brought you Brighton Beach Memoirs. This summer, continue your journey with the Jerome family.


Historic Districts Walking Tour Golden History Museum Historian Ed Weising leads you through two important historic districts in Golden. Tour 12th Street with its beautiful Victorian-era homes and the house that Buffalo Bill once frequented. Then, cross Clear Creek to visit the workingclass neighborhood of the north side that once housed paper and flour mills.


Golden Bicycle Cruise Golden Library Parking Lot

10-12 Golden Music Festival Clear Creek History Park Celebrate summer at the Golden Music Festival on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 10-12, 2016. Sit on the rustic hillside amphitheater in Golden's Clear Creek History Park for one of the region’s top live music festivals. If the award-winning bluegrass, Americana, and folk tunes aren't enough, quality beverages from Golden’s own MillerCoors and a variety gourmet foods prepared on-site will keep you satisfied all weekend long. Tickets are $15 per day in advance, $20 per day at the gate, and a three-day pass is only $30. Advance tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Visit


Golden Summer Street Fair Historic Downtown Golden Presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce



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Golden Farmers’ Market June 4 – October 1 The Golden Farmers’ Market begins June 4 and runs every Saturday through October except for Buffalo Bill Days, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Located west of the Golden library, the market includes a variety of vendors, kids activities, food trucks and more.


Ride the Rails June 4, 11, 18, 25


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Steampunk at the Station Evening Concert *NEW EVENT Colorado Railroad Museum Our steam engines create the perfect backdrop for this trending genre of “science fiction meets the 19th century Industrial Age” found in music, clothing art and lifestyle. Steampunk at the Station invites guests to arrive in their finest Steampunk attire.*The Colorado Railroad Museum will open at 5:30


p.m. for this ticketed concert featuring Hydrogen Skyline, a hand-picked Colorado Steampunk band. Tickets for this 21+ only event are $20 each and do not include admission to the Steampunk at the Station daytime activities and train rides. Food vendors will be on hand to pair nicely with a microbrew from Golden’s finest independent brew house. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.


Fine Craft Invitational (Art Exhibit) June 25 – September 4 Foothills Art Center For the first time in its history, Foothills Art Center is inviting outstanding American artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metals, wood and mixed media to exhibit major bodies of their work. Learn more at www.foothillsartcenter. org


Golden Bicycle Cruise Golden Library Parking Lot


Colorado School of Mines Walking Tour Presented by the Golden History Center


Golden Summer Street Fair Historic Downtown Golden Celebrating the Golden Transcript's 150th Anniversary Presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce


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Lion’s July 4th Celebration & Fireworks Lions Park Downtown Golden Event includes entertainment for children, food and beverage concessions, live music and of course, a spectacular fireworks show (weather permitting).


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crafts fair, children’s activities, golf tournament, Mutton Bustin’, car show and more! Don’t miss Cody’s Wild West Show at high noon on Saturday.

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Little Shop of Horrors (Live theater) July 15 – August 21 Miners Alley Playhouse A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Alladin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world!


Mopar Street Party


Dinosaur Express Train Colorado Railroad Museum Make fresh tracks through prehistory with a day of exciting activities and surprises for the whole family. Ride behind a historic steam locomotive and follow the dinosaur tracks around the Museum’s 15-acre railyard. And don’t miss the adventurous stories of these prehistoric reptiles during our Dinosaur Storytime.



Golden Bicycle Cruise

28-31 Buffalo Bill Days Historic Downtown Golden Buffalo Bill Days dates back to the 1940’s as a trail ride up Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill’s grave. Today the event has expanded to include a parade, pancake breakfast, live music,


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God of Carnage (Live Theater) September 9 – October 16 Miners Alley Playhouse

Movies and Music in the Park August 5, 12, 19, 26 Parfet Park

What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behavior of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime?

The series features free music and a family-friendly movie each Friday night. Bands begin performing at 7 p.m. and the featured movie of the night begins at dusk, around 8:30 p.m. The movies are shown on a giant inflatable screen under the stars.


Mountain Melodies Music Festival Buffalo Bill’s Grave and Museum Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave will host the 13th Annual Mountain Melodies Music Festival on Sunday, August 7, 2016 from noon to 4:00 p.m. Grab your picnic basket, blankets and lawn chairs and spend the afternoon at Buffalo Bill's grave on Lookout Mountain. You will enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the Rocky Mountain Front Range while listening to some homegrown American music.


SCFD Free Day Colorado Railroad Museum


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Golden Beer Talks Windy Saddle

10-25 Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine Colorado Railroad Museum Thomas the Tank Engine will be chugging into the Colorado Railroad Museum for the annual Day Out With Thomas event. All Thomas fans are invited to come spend the day with their favorite No. 1 engine. For 65 years, children have been captivated by the courageous adventures of Thomas and his engine friends. A Day Out With Thomas is an exciting way for children and grown-ups to enter the world of Thomas & Friends™. The event provides an opportunity for kids to ride onboard a train led by Thomas and have their pictures taken with Sir Topham Hatt, the controller of Thomas’ railway. Thomas the Tank Engine will speak when the train arrives and departs from the boarding area. Admission includes access to Museum exhibits and model train layouts, and special Day Out With Thomas activities that include a petting zoo, temporary tattoos, Imagination Station (train table play area), sing-alongs and a magic show!

20-21 Golden Fine Arts Festival Historic Downtown Golden Golden’s Fine Arts Festival presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce hosts more than 140 artists from around the country. The diverse work includes glass, photography, painting, sculptures and jewelry. Activities include artist demonstrations, a special hands-on Kids Art Zone and much more. Admission is free. For more information visit


Golden Gran Fondo


Golden Bicycle Cruise Golden Library Parking Lot



Rocky Mountain National Watermedia September 17 – October 23 Foothills Art Center Now in its 43rd year, this is a perennial favorite of Foothills Art Center’s members and guests. The exhibition


will feature around 70 works of art by national artists working in watermedia.


Golden Giddyup *NEW EVENT Jeffco Open Space The Golden Giddyup is a community sponsored bike event and trail stewardship program to be held in Golden, Colorado on September 17, 2016 on Jeffco Open Space parks. Founded after the 2013 floods wrecked towns and trails from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs, the Giddyup is the product of all of the volunteer hours spent rebuilding our parks. Our partners are the trail stewards at Jeffco Open Space and the Jeffco Outdoors Foundation, all of whom want to make sure that the hard work and community spirit lives on long after the waters have receded.


Golden Gallup 5k/10K Historic Downtown Golden On Sunday, September 25, 2016 Golden’s biggest annual race will take place for the 11th year running! This scenic 5k/10k race will start beneath the City’s famous ‘Welcome’ arch, right in the center of historic downtown Golden, and finish in Parfet Park beside beautiful Clear Creek. After you’re done running, watch the Stallions, Ponies and Buckaroos run along the Clear Creek bike path in our Kid’s Fun Run! The 2016 Golden Gallop is sure to be a one-of-a-kind race in a one-of-a-kind town. Will you be there, running where the west runs?


Presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce, this annual event draws amateurs and professionals from all over the state to compete in the chili competition. Enjoy over 60 beers while listening to live music!

Golden Bicycle Cruise Golden Library Parking Lot


Golden Super Cruise South Golden Road -


Last Golden Farmers’ Market

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Golden Beer Talks Windy Saddle -


Small Business Saturday


Golden Elf Contest Presented by


A Christmas Carol November 25 – December 23 Miners Alley Playhouse This hilarious, fast-paced adaptation uses only five actors to bring Dickens' most beloved characters to life. From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig, Barlow's A Christmas Carol uses nothing more than simple props, fun physicality, and the power of imagination to convey this timeless story of redemption. Witness Ebenezer Scrooge's transformation from a stingy miser to a man who generously celebrates the spirit of the season all year long, in this brand new adaptation that is destined to become your favorite holiday celebration!

Golden Bicycle Cruise – Zombie Ride Golden Library Parking Lot

29-30 Halloween Trick or Treat Train Colorado Railroad Museum It’s full steam ahead for tricks, treats and trains at the Colorado Railroad Museum! The Railroad Halloween Town is a safe place to enjoy Halloween. Catch a ride behind the historic locomotive in vintage passenger cars hosted by conductors and engineers in full costume. Visit all of the Town’s special stops to fill your treat bags and tickle your funny bones including the “not so spooky” haunted railcar and the Olde Railroaders silly graveyard. And, get a great picture of your costume as you pause in front of our Pumpkin Patch cart


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Golden Beer Talks Windy Saddle - Polar Express Train November 12 – December 23 Colorado Railroad Museum Holiday Art Market November 12 – December 31 Foothills Art Center

Turkey Trot Clear Creek Trail


Be a Tool 5K Elf Run

Candlelight Walk Historic Downtown Golden Presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce


Holiday Parade


Holiday Parade


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Holiday Parade

Presented by Runners High


Olde Golden Christmas City-wide Olde Golden Christmas is the city’s signature winter event. The monthlong celebration boarst 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


24 Knock Your Boots Off Chili Cook-Off & Beer Tasting Historic Downtown Golden

Presented by the Neighborhood Rehab Project

YETI Night American Mountaineering Museum

This annual fundraiser for Foothills Art Center provides the community an opportunity to shop for local and regional handcrafted items not found in large box or retail stores. It has become a tradition for Golden’s holiday season.


Historic Downtown Golden

Enjoy free admission to the museum, live music, crafts for kids, local craft beer and win prizes for the best YETI costumes. Prizes for adults, groups, and kids.




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From I-70

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From C-470

1 MillerCoors

7 Dinosaur Ridge

13 Mother Cabrini Shrine

2 American Mountaineering Center

8 Golden Gate Canyon State Park

14 National Renewable Energy Lab

3 Apex Park

9 Golden History Center

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

10 Hogback, Geological Walk

15 Red Rocks Park

5 Buffalo Bill Museum

11 Lookout Mountain Nature Center & Preserve / Boettcher Mansion

6 Colorado Railroad Museum

12 Lariat Trail

16 Town of Morrison 17 White Ranch Park

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A Truly Golden Experience. The Golden Hotel, overlooking scenic Clear Creek and the Rocky Mountain Foothills, is conveniently located in the heart of historic downtown Golden, Colorado. Our mountain lodge ambiance will instantly put you at ease and our full-service amenities are designed to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers in Golden and Denver. Whether you’re looking for your ideal wedding location, a place to hold a business meeting or just enjoy a quick mountain getaway, our hotel staff ’s personalized service will take you to a different place and time.

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2016 Golden Guide  

Annual guide to all that is amazing in the City of Golden, Colorado.