• 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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  • Golden Visitors Center

    Stop by the Golden Visitors Center to pick up informational brochures, grab directional maps or learn suggestions for things to see and do.

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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

Apr
25
Sat
10:00 am Trains! “Luck O’ the Rails” @ Th...
Trains! “Luck O’ the Rails” @ Th...
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Trains! "Luck O' the Rails" @ The Colorado Railroad Museum
Trains! 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 the uniquely Colorado Galloping Goose. In March & April the Colorado Railroad Museum will honor the great effort of Irish Immigrants who had a profound impact on the building of the transcontinental railroad. As told from the perspective of the fictionalized character, John Joseph McGlinchey, the museum shares the story through his daily diary of working on the rails, laying the track that would connect the west and the east, and the challenges and perils of the “Gandy Dancers.” Don’t miss this historic journey that will […]
5:30 pm Belly Dance Show @ American Moun... @ American Mountaineering Center
Belly Dance Show @ American Moun... @ American Mountaineering Center
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Belly Dance Show @ American Mountaineering Center @ American Mountaineering Center | Golden | Colorado | United States
Belly Dance Show! This Elevation 2015 Early Show  is hosted by Studio Muse and will be a grand evening of Belly Dance! This will be one heck of a show at the American Mountaineering Center. All Ages. Under 15 years old, half price when purchased with an adult ticket. This show is part of a 4 day event that is held in Golden every year, and this brand new show is offered specifically for the local community! There will be internationally known Tribal Fusion Belly Dancers,  Colorado professionals, and performers from around the country who are all gathered in Golden for this week! Photo Credit: Moiria-2 Show tickets, click here. To plan a […]
Apr
26
Sun
1:00 pm CSM celebrates Earth Day with bl... @ Kafadar Commons
CSM celebrates Earth Day with bl... @ Kafadar Commons
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CSM celebrates Earth Day with block party on April 26 @ Kafadar Commons | Golden | Colorado | United States
Mines student group, EarthWorks, will be hosting an Earth Day celebration April 26 1-4 p.m. on Kafadar Commons. With help from the Mines Activities Council, the group will host a block party that will include food trucks, a beer garden, bubble soccer, donation stations, a sustainability station and other eco-friendly activities. “Everyday should be Earth Day, but we are very excited to celebrate with the Mines campus,” said Elizabeth Starbuck, EarthWorks president. “It’s easy to ignore the pressing issue of climate change and take our Earth’s beauty for granted when you have tests, labs and endless amounts of homework, but we think it’s important to take a break and celebrate […]
Apr
27
Mon
5:00 pm Taste of Golden: Local Cuisine &... @ American Mountaineering Center
Taste of Golden: Local Cuisine &... @ American Mountaineering Center
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Taste of Golden: Local Cuisine & Beverage @ American Mountaineering Center | Golden | Colorado | United States
Taste of Golden, a showcase of local cuisine and beverage, is set for Monday, April 27, at the American Mountaineering Center. Experience all the newest and the best dining in Golden with over 20 restaurants, breweries, and distilleries providing their signature food items, micro-brews and spirits.  This is a chance to sample dining options available in Golden and a convenient way to savor lots of different food and drink.  A Taste of Golden is a perfect evening to sample what these businesses have to offer.  All proceeds support programs of the Golden Chamber.. Networking…..Socializing……A Great Time! Sponsored by the Golden Chamber Ambassadors. For ticket information click here.             […]
Apr
28
Tue
7:30 pm Geeks Who Drink Trivia @ Buffalo Rose Event Center
Geeks Who Drink Trivia @ Buffalo Rose Event Center
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Geeks Who Drink Trivia  @ Buffalo Rose Event Center | Golden | Colorado | United States
Are you smarter than a 5th grader? Prove it! Stop by the Buffalo Rose for free GEEKS WHO DRINK event every Tuesday night from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and try your hand at some trivia for free drinks. You can also enjoy all-you-can-eat tacos for only $10 or $7 with a Colorado School of Mines student ID. No RSVP needed, just show up with or without some friends!  
May
1
Fri
5:00 pm Opening Reception @ The Rocky M... @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Opening Reception @ The Rocky M... @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Opening  Reception @ The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum  @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum | Golden | Colorado | United States
Opening reception of two new and vibrant exhibitions at The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum: Gwen Marston: Contemporary Quilts, and Native American Portraits by Patsy Heacox. Gwen Marston, with her famously “liberated” approach to patchwork has made quilting an accessible, joyful process for countless quilters. She’s known for creating exuberant, contemporary pieces which always pay tribute to the antique quilts that first captured her imagination. Native American Portraits by Patsy Heacox are often life-size portraits surrounded by meticulously-researched symbols and quotations that help tell the subject’s story. Also in the gallery: Native American Quilts from the RMQM collection. Gwen Marston’s Contemporary Quilts and Native American Portraits by Patsy Heacox are on exhibit from  April […]
May
10
Sun
10:00 am Mother’s Day Brunch @ Bridgewate... @ Bridgewater Grill
Mother’s Day Brunch @ Bridgewate... @ Bridgewater Grill
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mother's Day Brunch @ Bridgewater Grill @ Bridgewater Grill | Golden | Colorado | United States
Mother’s Day Brunch at the Bridgewater Grill features a very special menu prepared by their Executive Chef.  The Bridgewater Grill is located inside The Golden Hotel, on the banks of Clear Creek in historic downtown Golden. Seatings beginning at 10 am, final seating at 2:30 pm, reservations recommended: 303.279.2010 Experience the popular Bridgewater Grill, located in The Golden Hotel, in beautiful Golden, Colorado. The contemporary American restaurant features comfortable classic selections, including Hummus Duo, Steak and Frites, Fish and Chips, Cuban Sandwich or one of our several Burgers or Salads. Enjoy an enticing house-made dessert while enjoying excellent views of Clear Creak from our restaurant. The Bridgewater Grill is a Golden […]
May
16
Sat
5:00 pm Cycle Fest 2015 @ American Mountaineering Center
Cycle Fest 2015 @ American Mountaineering Center
May 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Cycle Fest 2015 @ American Mountaineering Center | Golden | Colorado | United States
The Colorado CycleFest is a day of festivities in support of the Colorado High School Cycling League. Whether it’s a blazing decent or digging deep in the climb, when a cycler is“out of the saddle” they’re likely pushing their limits, becoming stronger, more confident and reaching new levels of personal achievement. Please join Cycle-Fest 2015 with guest host Sonya Loony. She knows what it means to be “OUT OF THE SADDLE” 100% of the proceeds will go to supporting interscholastic cross country mountain biking  in Colorado and Wyoming. The annual Coaches’ Summit is April 24-26 and the fifth race series opens August 29-30. For information and ticketing, click here. To […]
7:00 pm West Side Live Presents! @ Jefferson Unitarian Church
West Side Live Presents! @ Jefferson Unitarian Church
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
West  Side Live Presents! @ Jefferson Unitarian Church | Golden | Colorado | United States
Experience performing arts in an intimate venue!  West Side Live! presents award winning clarinetist Roger Campbell leading the hottest sextet since the Big Band Era! Swinging hard since 1997, this extraordinary group of musicians has performed thousands of concerts around the world for jazz festivals, clubs, weddings, summer concerts, and more. They conquer dizzying charts by the likes of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and Lionel Hampton. It’s tight, fun, exciting, danceable, and hugely popular among the jazz and swing crowds. West Side Live! Presents is an independent performing arts series based in Golden, Colorado. Each season, West Side Live! Presents offers a diverse variety of musical and dramatic genres including […]
May
26
Tue
5:30 pm 2015 Golden Bike Cruise Ride
2015 Golden Bike Cruise Ride
May 26 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
2015 Golden Bike Cruise Ride
The Golden Family Friendly Bicycle Cruise! 2015 promises to be a great season to get out on bikes with family and friends! Please join the cruisers on the last Tuesday of each month from May through October, and ride the wonderful bike paths of Golden! tis month’s theme is Mime Time! Once again, the New Belgium Brewing Company will be pouring their fabulous Fat Tire Amber Ale and one other summer brew. The High Road Bluegrass Band, the Lookout Mountain Boys and other local bands will be serving up great music, and there will be food and fun for everyone! As always, there will be prize drawings after every ride, so […]

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A Taste of Golden

A Taste of Golden is a great way to get to know Golden restaurants, breweries and distillers. Over 20 local businesses will be showing off their best tastes and recipes.

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Golden’s Perfect Pairing – Week 4

Few towns in the world offer better opportunities for hiking, followed by a refreshing glass of beer than Golden, Colorado. This week we feature the trails of North Table Mountain and the beers of Cannonball Creek Brewery.

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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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