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Address: 11th and Arapahoe Sts, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 303 278 3557
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12:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:30 pm

Pioneer life in the hills and canyons near Golden was harsh, difficult...

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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Authentic and beautiful

Very beautiful all year round. people come to take their family photos here for good reason. Authentic buildings and it's all outside so you get to walk around in nature

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Trevor M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Very beautiful all year round. people come to take their family photos here for good reason. Authentic buildings and it's all outside so you get to walk around in nature

Thank Trevor M
Boulder, Colorado
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607 reviews
321 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Cute little old wooden buildings along the creek, none of which were open, but still interesting to look at and walk around. Not much information. Very quiet, a few old things here and there.

Thank Miriahm D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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87 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Nothing fancy but neat for the kids to see the old buildings and there are some animals for them to feed along the way. Running right through the history park is Clear Creek which is absolutely beautiful. We saw a kayak flipping up and down in the rapids and sat down on a bench for a rest to look at... More 

Thank goldieloxx7
Gold Canyon, Arizona
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This was a great place to take a ride. I love scenic views from an area you can not just drive thru with a car. This is definitely a must do as a couple or with a family.

Thank Michele S
Nashville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We enjoyed the adjacent Cherry Creek walkway along the creek more than the history exhibit but a good place to stretch legs, let kids run around, see a cabin and live chickens you can feed. The creek walk is beautifully paved and easy to stroll with lots of shady benches. Fun to watch paddle boarders and kayakers surf the rapids... More 

Thank Monica W
Mondovi, Wisconsin, United States
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54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My husband and I stumbled upon this little gem while walking along the trail. It is a little settlement village that contains a ranch, a blacksmith barn, garden, school and chicken coop with live chickens. You can see how the early settlers lived in the late 1800's. The buildings were locked and there was no staff when we were there,... More 

1 Thank Amy S
Atlanta, GA
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146 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A couple of small houses on the banks of Clear Creek. I don't know what the concept was supposed to be, but it didn't work. Seems as if this could be a nice little excursion with some more thought. It's free and if you're just walking around downtown it's no real loss. Just don't get your hopes up for something... More 

3 Thank RockyRaccoon
Wendover, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

School room and boarding house great to see. Nearby history centre was excellent too with very friendly staff. And to top it all we had fresh snacks from the Saturday farmers' market and ate them on the history centre patio in the open air

3 Thank richard b
Los Angeles, California, United States
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The best thing about this little park is that it's located on Clear Creek, in beautiful Golden, Colorado. You can park to the west, and gain access by walking 100 yards or so across the bridge, or park to the east in the nearby lot (or on the street)—no charge for parking, and handicap accessible from either direction. There are... More 

5 Thank Barry G
Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

You can sign your kids up inexpensively for a week of pioneer days during the summer where they learn to churn butter, mine for gold, and dress in pioneer garb. They learn the work and games of that time period.

1 Thank ABaruch1

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