• 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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  • Golden Music Festival

    Celebrate summer at the Golden Music Festival on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 12-14, 2015. Sit on a 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, craft beer from Golden’s own Mountain Toad Brewing and gourmet food will keep you satisfied all weekend long.

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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

Jul
7
Tue
10:00 am Walking Tour: Courthouse Hill & ... @ Golden History Museum
Walking Tour: Courthouse Hill & ... @ Golden History Museum
Jul 7 @ 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, […]
Jul
16
Thu
5:30 pm Thirsty Thursdays @ American Mountaineering Center
Thirsty Thursdays @ American Mountaineering Center
Jul 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thirsty Thursdays  @ American Mountaineering Center | Golden | Colorado | United States
Thirsty Thursday at The American Mountaineering Center. Thirsty Thursdays offer giveaways, gear, and beer . Free admission to the museum. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado, sits the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum. The 3,500-square-foot museum is a joint partnership of the Colorado Mountain Club, the American Alpine Club and the National Geographic Society. This one-of-a-kind facility will allow visitors to live the ascent of the world’s most inspiring mountains through: Educational displays, including a 135-square-foot scale model of Mount Everest and the Khumbu region – one of only two of its kind in the world Interactive exhibits on Colorado’s highest mountains, what it’s like to […]
Jul
18
Sat
10:00 am Dinosaur Express Train @ Colorado Railroad Museum
Dinosaur Express Train @ Colorado Railroad Museum
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm
Dinosaur Express Train @ Colorado Railroad Museum | Golden | Colorado | United States
Dinosaur Express Train at the Colorado Railroad Museum! Colorado railroads helped unearth many fossils as railroad tracks were laid. Construction crews often exposed these unusual and fascinating bones as they were digging and laying railroad ties. Trains were then used to transport these ‘stone bones’ to museums around Colorado and throughout the United States. Make fresh tracks through prehistory as children sift through sand for fossils, pan for fools gold, paint dinosaur footprints and enjoy other prehistoric activities. Be greeted by multiple dinosaurs whose skeletons have been found all along the Front Range. Follow the dinosaur tracks around the Museum’s 15-acre railyard and listen to the adventurous stories of these […]
Jul
22
Wed
9:00 am Buffalo Bill Days @ Downtown Golden
Buffalo Bill Days @ Downtown Golden
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Buffalo Bill Days @ Downtown Golden | Golden | Colorado | United States
Golden will again be hosting its annual Buffalo Bill Days celebration. This event dates back to the 1940′s as a trail ride up Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill’s grave. The Buffalo Bill Days Committee has expanded the activities through the years and it is now the largest community festival held in Golden. Bring the family to a wholesome small town community event. This year’s activities include Cody’s Wild West, the “Best of the West” Parade, Muttin’ Bustin’, live music, an orphan car and a classic car show, a golf tournament, food and merchandise vendors and much more.  It all begins Wednesday, July 22, 2015 with the golf tournament at Applewood […]
Jul
23
Thu
9:00 am Buffalo Bill Days @ Downtown Golden
Buffalo Bill Days @ Downtown Golden
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Buffalo Bill Days @ Downtown Golden | Golden | Colorado | United States
Golden will again be hosting its annual Buffalo Bill Days celebration. This event dates back to the 1940′s as a trail ride up Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill’s grave. The Buffalo Bill Days Committee has expanded the activities through the years and it is now the largest community festival held in Golden. Bring the family to a wholesome small town community event. This year’s activities include Cody’s Wild West, the “Best of the West” Parade, Muttin’ Bustin’, live music, an orphan car and a classic car show, a golf tournament, food and merchandise vendors and much more.  It all begins Wednesday, July 22, 2015 with the golf tournament at Applewood […]
Aug
2
Sun
12:00 pm 12th Annual Mountain Melodies Mu... @ Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave
12th Annual Mountain Melodies Mu... @ Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
12th Annual Mountain Melodies Music Festival @ Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave | Golden | Colorado | United States
Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave will host the 12th Annual Mountain Melodies Music Festival on Sunday, August 4, 2015 from noon to 4:00 p.m. Grab a picnic basket, blankets and lawn chairs and spend the afternoon at Buffalo Bill’s grave on Lookout Mountain. Enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the Rocky Mountain Front Range while listening to some homegrown American music. The Buffalo Bill Museum has a number of permanent exhibits about Buffalo Bill’s life and times as well as featuring a special temporary exhibit every year. Events at the site include a celebration of Buffalo Bill’s birthday every February as well as seasonal events on a variety […]
Aug
8
Sat
10:00 am Walking Tour: Courthouse Hill & ... @ Golden History Museum
Walking Tour: Courthouse Hill & ... @ Golden History Museum
Aug 8 @ 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, […]
Aug
15
Sat
10:00 am Golden Fine Arts Festival @ Historic Downtown Golden
Golden Fine Arts Festival @ Historic Downtown Golden
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Golden Fine Arts Festival  @ Historic Downtown Golden  | Golden | Colorado | United States
Travel to Golden for the 25th annual Golden Arts Festival and discover Colorado’s emerging artists at this FREE outdoor festival of fine art.  Browse through the artists’s displays featuring painting, sculpture,  mixed media, photography, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry and more. The Golden Fine Arts Festival is located on 11th Street just west of Washington Avenue in historic downtown Golden. The juried festival is an open-air art gallery in a gorgeous foothills setting adjacent to Clear Creek. The family-friendly event includes a Kids Art Zone as well as live music both days. Food vendors will provide yummy treats and the Clear Creek History Park adds an extra layer of adventure for festival […]
Aug
16
Sun
10:00 am Golden Fine Arts Festival @ Historic Downtown Golden
Golden Fine Arts Festival @ Historic Downtown Golden
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Golden Fine Arts Festival  @ Historic Downtown Golden  | Golden | Colorado | United States
Travel to Golden for the 25th annual Golden Arts Festival and discover Colorado’s emerging artists at this FREE outdoor festival of fine art.  Browse through the artists’s displays featuring painting, sculpture,  mixed media, photography, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry and more. The Golden Fine Arts Festival is located on 11th Street just west of Washington Avenue in historic downtown Golden. The juried festival is an open-air art gallery in a gorgeous foothills setting adjacent to Clear Creek. The family-friendly event includes a Kids Art Zone as well as live music both days. Food vendors will provide yummy treats and the Clear Creek History Park adds an extra layer of adventure for festival […]
Aug
29
Sat
10:00 am “The Great Train Robbery” @ Colorado Railroad Museum
“The Great Train Robbery” @ Colorado Railroad Museum
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
"The Great Train Robbery”  @ Colorado Railroad Museum  | Golden | Colorado | United States
The Great Train Robbery at The Colorado Railroad Museum The story of Colorado’s railroads is one of perseverance, daring and ingenuity—it is the story of settling and taming the Wild West. Celebrate the Wild West at “The Great Train Robbery” on the weekend of August 29 and 30 at the Colorado Railroad Museum. The Great Train Robbery will feature a whole slew of outlaws, lawmen, ladies and gentlemen as re-enactors bring the 1880′s Colorado railroad experience to life with train robberies and sharp shooting exhibitions. Also, don’t miss Blacksmith Sam, leather crafts and Native American storytelling. Listen to the songs and tall tales of cowboy poetry as cowboy’s reminisce about […]

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Mountain Biking in Golden

Golden has many mountain biking trails that are just right in town and easy to access. The most popular one is climbing up Chimney Gulch and descending trails on Apex.

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July 4th Celebrations in Golden

4th of July activities start at noon in Lions Park and include free rides for the kids, face painting, live music, and a large fireworks display in the evening (weather permitting!). There will also be food for purchase.

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Traveling to Golden? We have four major highways (I-70, Hwy 6, Hwy 58 and C-470) that lead to Golden. No matter if you are coming from the East or West, North or South, Golden is conveniently located at the foothills of the Rockies just 20 minutes from downtown Denver.

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