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Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum

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Address: 710 10th St, Golden, CO 80401-5835
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The Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum inspires an...

The Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum inspires an appreciation for the mountains and mountaineering. Through exceptional, interactive exhibitions, education programs, and world-renowned speakers, the Museum educates visitors about the history of the mountains, the climbers who visit them, their delicate environments, and the diverse cultures which inhabit them. "It is the first of its kind in North America and the ultimate mountaineering experience available indoors" - Jim Whittaker, First American to summit Mount Everest

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Not a very big museum, but very interesting. The mountaineering library next door is fascinating. It has info from around the world- we could have spent all day there reading... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Not a very big museum, but very interesting. The mountaineering library next door is fascinating. It has info from around the world- we could have spent all day there reading. Love taking visiting friends to this Museum.

Thank ddcarver
Broomfield, Colorado
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

This is a great little museum that has many interactive displays that are very well organized and very well put together. All the information presented in this museum is interesting and educational. This museum not only tells you about mountain climbing here in America, but also tells you about mountains all over the world, The country that they are in... More 

1 Thank Christian B
Silverdale, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

The museum is small, actually only one big room. But the displays are very nicely done. Some of them are interactive, like the display about proper clothing. There are also two small TV rooms with a variety of videos playing. If you want to learn about mountain climbing, this is worth a visit.

Thank AF_Hiker
Killeen, Texas
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

Pretty small museum, but very informative. If you are into climbing or mountaineering, might be worth a visit when the rock is too wet to climb. Admittance is adults $5 and kids are $1, paid using the honor system.

Thank Donald G
Emory, Texas
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Informative and employees very helpful ! Great place to learn about early days of Colorado and surrounding areas !

Thank Fdrl L
Golden, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

This is a must see if you are in the Denver Area. The museum has the history, artifacts and education of US mountaineering. clothing, gear, maps and explanations of how they worked, how the men and women struggled to achieve greatest all over the world. You must go to see this place.

1 Thank JHMoss
Longmont, Colorado
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

A Very cool place to learn about mountaineering. Several displays of equipment and maps around the area and the world. Staff are avaialble to answer questions. A great museum in a Great Town.

Thank Todd G
St Paul
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2013

Thank you for hosting the Certified Passive House Practitioner training. Your facility and staff are friendly and supportive. Your facility was excellent for our training. It was fascinating to see the mountaineering history on the walls and and in the museum. I highly recommend this facility.

Thank seekayak
St. Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

A great museum if you're at all into mountaineering, or even just reading about mountaineering. It's not a huge museum, but it's packed with all kinds of interesting exhibits, and you can watch short films (about the effects of altitude and the debate over whether or not one should use supplemental oxygen) on either side of the museum. There's an... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

While most of this museum consisted of photos and reading, it was well laid out and had very interesting documentation of the history of mountaineering from around the world. My husband is a fourteener enthusiast having climbed more than half of them in Colorado and I am fascinated by Everest and K2 climbs, so we both enjoyed the museum and... More 

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