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The small City of Golden is located ca. 15-20 mi west of Denver and approx. 20 mi south of Boulder. Sometimes it is called the '2 hour vacation town'... because some people do not need longer to discover the town.

The Visitor Center can be found at the corner Washington Ave and 10th St. Golden Visitor Center hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm; Saturdays, 10:00am - 4:00pm.

The major attractions of Golden can all be found in the downtown area around Washington Ave. and you can easily walk the city. The Astor House & Museum, the Armory Building (Cobblestone House), the Coors Brewery.

Apropos Coors Brewery: the little shuttle bus that transports tour visitors from the parking lot to the brewery drives through downtown and the friendly drivers give you a sightseeing tour and explain the buildings and talk about some history.

Golden is also home to the well renowned Engineers School "Colorado School of Mines". Address: 1500 Illinois St., Golden. See our weblink further below.

Colorado Railroad Museum

If you are interested in railroad history then this museum is a must-see.
The Colorado Railroad Museum is said to be one of the best privately supported rail museums in the United States. It displays ca. 100 historic narrow and standard gauge locomotives and cars on 15 acres at the foot of North Table Mountain, near Golden, Colorado. Address: 17155 West 44th Avenue

Armory Building

Built in 1913 with 3,300 Wagon loads of cobblestones from the Clear Creek as well as Quartz from the Golden Gate Canyon. Corner 13th and Arapahoe St.

Astor House Museum Hotel Museum

The former hotel opened in 1867 and was one of the top hotels west of the Mississippi. Today it is a museum and visitors can see one of the first modern kitchens built around 1890. Address: 822 12th Street

Buffalo Bill's Gravesite and Museum

See further below under "Related Topics".

Coors Brauerei

Enjoy a free tour and learn about Coors, its brands and history.

Adolph Coors Statue in Golden, Colorado
Adolph Coors Statue in Golden, Colorado



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