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Golden History Center

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Address: 923 10th St, Golden, CO 80401-1025
Phone Number:
+1 303-278-3557
10:00 - 16:30
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Discovery place of Tyrannosaurus Rex, home to an American saint, location...

Discovery place of Tyrannosaurus Rex, home to an American saint, location of the largest single-site brewery on Earth—Golden, Colorado is truly a one-of-a-kind city. Explore the colorful past of this unique community at the Golden History Center. Begin your Golden adventure by exploring our dynamic exhibits, engaging programs, and amazing collections. Get up close with the gruesome tools from one of the city’s first dentists, marvel at the beauty of the Coors porcelain collection, and listen to music played on one of the finest instrument collections on the Front Range.

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this museum really had very interesting facts about golden. ill just say you wont believe all the things that were invented and started in this small town. it was a great place to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this museum really had very interesting facts about golden. ill just say you wont believe all the things that were invented and started in this small town. it was a great place to visit.

Lakewood, Colorado
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We had my daughter's engagement party here. We had it in the summer and with the patio overlooking over Clear Creek made it a great experience.

Thank Lance R
Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We almost walked past this museum on our walk along the creek. We decided to stop in and we're glad we did. It is about $3 to get in and you receive a small blue disc to get engraved as a souvenir. The museum has a section of local residents' belongings from last century and an area where you can... More 

Thank Alexandra T
Richardson, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Pretty good little museum on the grounds of the School of Mining. It is free, see lots of gold, silver and other rocks.

Thank Bill J
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We had two grandchildren along and were happy to pay the small fee. The center is a mix of history and technology that has developed in the Golden area. I was very interested in an exhibit and film showing the manufacturing of beer cans for Coors in the fifties. There were old pianos and musical instruments and a laser etcher... More 

Thank Joep63
Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

A pleasant surprise on a walkabout. Lots to see and most informative. Worth visiting if you are in Golden.

Thank JimOB1
Hartford, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

They have great pamphlets and were very helpful in directing us to the quickest way to see elk and wildlife on our last day in Colorado.

Thank eramakri
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

Golden made this park several years ago and it's up the banks of Clear Creek. It's a fun peek at a working history household which has a garden. In the summer people are there to talk to you about what they are doing. You can walk along one of Golden's sidewalks to get there. It's not very far off Washington... More 

Thank Janice F
Templeton, California
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

Local Golden history is on view with some amazing local business history too. Coors beer innovations, Coors Tek porcelain, bullet proof vests, companies and inventions that are uniquely Golden all highlighted. You can make your own free laser disk souvenir! Small but fun and well done.

Thank Melinda R
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

I utilized this location for a out of town family dinner. The management are great there and it is an amazing location with great artifacts from our Colorado past

Thank rjf1hh2

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