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Clear Creek History Park

11th and Arapahoe Sts, Golden, CO 80401
303 278 3557
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Ranked #7 of 27 attractions in Golden
Type: Natural History Museums
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... more » 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! « less
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Sunnyvale
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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
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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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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Billings, Montana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We arrived when the park guide was busy, but it was still a nice walk. You can peek into historic buildings and look at a chicken coop and gardens. A nice break from riding in the car.

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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We were there during late spring snow melt, so the waters were flooding (plenty of people still getting in water with tubes). The info around park was interesting but the layout and maintenance were the real winners. Highly recommended for people watching as they play in water!

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Golden, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

This is a great place to take the kids! Living museums are the best and the Clear Creek History Park will not disappoint! Although late Spring through the Fall there is always something to discover and the volunteers happily share a wealth of knowledge with children and adults alike.

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