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Clear Creek History Park

Address: 11th and Arapahoe Sts, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 303 278 3557
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Ranked #9 of 26 Attractions in Golden
Type: Natural History Museums, Outdoors
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Owner description: Pioneer life in the hills and canyons near Golden was harsh, difficult, and not for the faint of heart. Most who survived in the beautiful, if inhospitable region, succeeded as farmers and ranchers. Relive the experience by exploring the blacksmith shop, log cabins, hay barn and root cellar. Visit with our heirloom-breed chickens and discover a buzzing beehive. On select days, interact with costumed interpreters who enliven the landscape with cooking and blacksmithing demonstrations. Step inside the one-room Guy Hill Schoolhouse and take a seat in a student’s desk, but don’t wisecrack to the school mistress!

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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Nice park along both sides of the Clear Creek, lots of historical info, and a great Farmers Market on Sat.

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The history park is situated along Clear Creek. It comes alive on the weekends with volunteers reinacting life in the 1800's. Not all weekends have this, so you need to check it out. There are some old restored building and the visitor's center is close by as well. You can walk along the Creek and watch the tubers taking on... More

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stumbled upon the park while exploring golden. Saw people walking around with tubes, got curious asked them where they were going and an hour later I was whizzing down the river in a tube having the time of my life. There are some good currents along with some calm areas. Water on average is a couple feet deep so no... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Small, but full of information and interesting facts about Golden and the surprisingly large number of innovative people from the area. Strong and proud community. Several videos of people recalling history, good music history and instruments, and a cool laser machine that etched a souvenir for us. A great alternative to visiting a Denver museum. Get the $5.00 ticket to... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

As I walked through this park, it looked very realistic. The buildings looked like what I would imagine for that day and time. And the surroundings added to the authentic tour.

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Golden, Colorado
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Clear Creek is the heart of Golden, Colorado! In the summers people wade in the creek with their dogs, go kayaking on a well-designed course, and tubing, picnicking, strolling along and even panning for gold! Along the creek is an old time farm with chickens, plantings, and a few well kept historic buildings such as a little school, house, and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

A great little park to walk around. Very small so should only take an hour at most However this makes you feel like you have gone back in time to the gold panning era. The mountains against the cabins make for some great pictures. Great to see if you're in Golden.

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Golden, Colorado, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Very cute self-guided historical park. The buildings are quaint and give a great idea of what Golden used to be like in simpler times. My husband and I married ourselves on a rainy September day in the old stage/hay barn building. It was very intimate and romantic. Love this place.

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Philadelphia, US
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Clear Creek History Park is a nice step-back-in-time to The Old West. When I was there the buildings were not open, yet I still had a great time looking around. Clear Creek flows adjacent to the property so you can watch (or join) the tubing or kayaking during the summer months. If some brief commentaries could be placed near the... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Nice free attraction and a nice walk by the river. Watch the tubers and photo ops on and near all the beautiful bronze statues. Sit down and relax as you listen to the mountain stream flow by. Take a stroll and relax from the hustle and bustle of life.

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