• Golden Ticket

    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!

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  • Coors Brewery Tours

    If you think Golden is refreshing, wait until you tour the Coors Brewery, the largest single-site brewery in the world. The self-guided tour includes a ride through historic downtown Golden, beer tasting (for 21+) and a visit to the Coors & Co gift shop.

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Welcome to Golden where you’ll discover our small town charm comes with world-class recreation; over 20 cultural attractions; affordable dining and eclectic shopping; and of course, the world’s largest single site brewery, the Coors Brewery Tour.

Plan Your Visit

Book a hotel room, make a reservation for dinner or find the perfect gift at one of Golden’s shops.

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Things to Do

Welcome to Golden where you’ll discover with our small town charm comes world-class recreation, including hiking, mountain-biking and water sports

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Coors Brewery Tour

Plan your visit to the Coors Brewery and discover our cool city and cold beer.

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About Golden Colorado

Welcome to Golden where you’ll discover our small town charm comes world-class recreation, including hiking, mountain-biking and water sports; over 20 cultural attractions; affordable dining and eclectic shopping; and of course, the world’s largest single site brewery, the Coors Brewery Tour.

Golden is a place of history mixed with contemporary fun. You can experience the Old West at the historic Clear Creek History Park, climb aboard the trains at the Colorado Railroad Museum or travel the Lariat Loop featuring Buffalo Bill’s Grave and Museum on Lookout Mountain, just to name a few of the adventures you can have in Golden.

No matter if you enjoy the arts or the outdoors, Golden is the place for adventure for the whole family. Our attractions rival any town in Colorado and with most being free, your next vacation won’t break the bank! Come Play in Golden with us and experience “Where the West Lives!”

Be sure to “follow” and “like” us on Twitter and Facebook, and we’ll keep you in the know on all Golden’s events and activities. You can also sign up for Golden’s monthly E-newsletter, the Golden Nugget, for deals, travel tips, local’s secrets and more.

To book your lodging or find a restaurant, we have everything you need to know in the “Plan Your Visit” section of the website. Save 5% to 20% off your next purchase with a Golden Ticket, available at the Visitors Center or on the Coors Brewery Tour. Win up to $500 cash when you scratch your Golden Ticket at over 85 participating businesses.

Upcoming Events

Aug
7
Fri
all-day County Fair & Rodeo @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds
County Fair & Rodeo @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Aug 7 all-day
County Fair & Rodeo @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds | Golden | Colorado | United States
County fair & rodeo at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds include bucking broncos, homemade chili, a portable WWII exhibit and bounce houses!  For more information, click here. To plan a Golden visit, book a hotel room, make a dining reservation or learn about Golden’s shops, click here.
5:00 pm Free Quilting Exhibition @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Free Quilting Exhibition @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Quilting Exhibition @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum | Golden | Colorado | United States
Opening reception for “It’s What We Do: 25 Years of Collecting” and “What Inspires You?” 25th Anniversary Challenge Collecting and preserving the varied examples of the quilter’s art is an important part of the mission of the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. The museum celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015, and this exhibit highlights the special, but seldom seen, areas of collecting. Visitors will see important work by pioneers of the art quilt movement, the first artists who took quilts off the bed and put them on the wall. They will also be surprised by kit quilts, which introduced quilting as an antidote to the “hurry up” life of the 1920s and 1930s […]
7:00 pm Free Movies & Music in the Park @ Parfet Park
Free Movies & Music in the Park @ Parfet Park
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Free Movies & Music in the Park @ Parfet Park | Golden | Colorado | United States
Movies & Movies in the Park is a free event!  Enjoy a family-friendly evening of music and a classic movie. Begin at 7 p.m. by enjoying the live music until dusk and then the classic movie shown on a giant inflatable screen. Bring a blanket to spread on the grass, and nosh on a picnic from home or food bought from one of the vendors on hand offering savory and sweet treats.  Then, of course, save room, because what’s a movie without hot, buttery popcorn? Blankets or low-slung chairs are the comfortable seats of choice. Movies & Movies in the Park asks those who need to sit up high to be courteous of those […]
Aug
8
Sat
all-day County Fair & Rodeo @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds
County Fair & Rodeo @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Aug 8 all-day
County Fair & Rodeo @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds | Golden | Colorado | United States
County fair & rodeo at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds include bucking broncos, homemade chili, a portable WWII exhibit and bounce houses!  For more information, click here. To plan a Golden visit, book a hotel room, make a dining reservation or learn about Golden’s shops, click here.
10:00 am Dinosaur Discovery Days @ Dinosaur Ridge
Dinosaur Discovery Days @ Dinosaur Ridge
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dinosaur Discovery Days  @ Dinosaur Ridge | Morrison | Colorado | United States
Dinosaur Discovery Day: Reptile and Bird Day Event. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge and several special guests on Saturday, August 8th 10 am to 2 pm to explore the relationship between dinosaurs and their cousins the reptiles, and their descendants the birds!  At the Visitor Center: Wild Wings will be here with live raptors (hawks, falcons, and owls), and the Denver Zoo will be here displaying many awesome reptiles such as snakes, lizards, turtles, and even an alligator! Other special guests include the Morrison Natural History Museum, Rocky Mountain Reptile Rescue, and more!  On the Ridge: Scientists will be stationed along the trail to interpret the fossil and geological […]
Sep
9
Wed
10:00 am Walking Tour: Courthouse Hill & ... @ Golden History Museum
Walking Tour: Courthouse Hill & ... @ Golden History Museum
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Walking Tour: Courthouse Hill & Colorado School of Mines  @ Golden History Museum | Golden | Colorado | United States
Walking tour of Courthouse Hill and School of Mines. – Learn about the early industries of Golden, the history of the School of Mines, and Courthouse Hill mansions and the fascinating stories of Adolph Coors and Goosetown. Historian Ed Weising will guide walkers through some of the buildings on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines and near some of the historic mines in Golden. Walking tours leave from the Golden History Center. Be sure to choose the correct day from the drop down menu when registering: July 7, August 8, September 9, October  6. For ticketing, click here. While in Golden, be sure to visit the Golden History Center to see, […]
Sep
12
Sat
8:00 am A Day Out With Thomas @ The Colorado Railroad Museum
A Day Out With Thomas @ The Colorado Railroad Museum
Sep 12 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
A Day Out With Thomas  @ The Colorado Railroad Museum | Golden | Colorado | United States
Come spend the day with Thomas the Tank Engine as he chugs  into the Colorado Railroad Museum for the annual Day Out With Thomas event. All Thomas fans are invited! Spend the day with the favorite No. 1 engine. Ride the train led by Thomas, take pictures and listen to Tomas the Tank as he speaks 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-a-longs and a magic show! A Day Out with Thomas is on Saturdays and Sundays, […]
Sep
13
Sun
8:00 am A Day Out With Thomas @ The Colorado Railroad Museum
A Day Out With Thomas @ The Colorado Railroad Museum
Sep 13 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
A Day Out With Thomas  @ The Colorado Railroad Museum | Golden | Colorado | United States
Come spend the day with Thomas the Tank Engine as he chugs  into the Colorado Railroad Museum for the annual Day Out With Thomas event. All Thomas fans are invited! Spend the day with the favorite No. 1 engine. Ride the train led by Thomas, take pictures and listen to Tomas the Tank as he speaks 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-a-longs and a magic show! A Day Out with Thomas is on Saturdays and Sundays, […]
Sep
19
Sat
8:00 am A Day Out With Thomas @ The Colorado Railroad Museum
A Day Out With Thomas @ The Colorado Railroad Museum
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
A Day Out With Thomas  @ The Colorado Railroad Museum | Golden | Colorado | United States
Come spend the day with Thomas the Tank Engine as he chugs  into the Colorado Railroad Museum for the annual Day Out With Thomas event. All Thomas fans are invited! Spend the day with the favorite No. 1 engine. Ride the train led by Thomas, take pictures and listen to Tomas the Tank as he speaks 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-a-longs and a magic show! A Day Out with Thomas is on Saturdays and Sundays, […]
10:00 am Gold Rush Days Walking Tour @ Golden History Museum
Gold Rush Days Walking Tour @ Golden History Museum
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gold Rush Days Walking Tour @ Golden History Museum | Golden | Colorado | United States
Gold Rush Days Walking tours.Visit historic sites along Clear Creek in Golden as well as the downtown historic buildings and Victorian cottages in the historic districts.  Historian and storyteller Ed Weising will guide visitors walkers through Clear Creek History Park. Walking tours leave from the Golden History Center. Be sure to choose the correct day from the drop down menu when registering: June 20, July 22, August 18, September 19. For registration, click here. While in Golden, make sure to see Golden History Museum’s exhibit: Calendar Girls to Cowboys: The Art of Selling Coors. To plan a Golden visit, book a hotel room, make dining reservations or learn about Golden’s shops, click here

From the Blog

Spend the Day in North Golden

Downtown Golden and Clear Creek are wonderful to visit with friends and family, but if you’re looking for new adventures in Golden, consider heading just a little north of downtown Golden to “north Golden.” North Golden is a hidden gem filled with great adventure and delicious dining. Park your car and enjoy a fun-filled day including hiking, shopping, and sipping! See you in (north) Golden.

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Cycling Adventures in Golden CO

Golden, Colorado is where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, and because of its spectacular location, Golden has become one of the most popular biking capitals of Colorado. Here you can find all types of cycling adventures. Read to learn about different cycling options and where to refuel after your ride.

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