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Address: 11th and Arapahoe Sts, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 303 278 3557
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Description: 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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Clear Creek History Park - It Started with a For Sales Sign

In the early 1990’s Irma Whys and her husband often drove up Golden Gate Canyon. One day she spied a For Sale sign on the old Pearce Ranch. Tom Pearce, a miner from Wales... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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81 reviews 81 reviews
47 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

In the early 1990’s Irma Whys and her husband often drove up Golden Gate Canyon. One day she spied a For Sale sign on the old Pearce Ranch. Tom Pearce, a miner from Wales homesteaded this ranch in 1878. He and his family farmed and ranched in addition to mining. Irma Whys is a Golden resident who is well-known for... More 

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Falls Village, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Right in the heart of Golden is a fine exhibit of the past history of the region. The buildings set up along Clear Creek give a sense of what life was like here in former times. The displays are well maintained and you can view them at your own pace. You can learn a lot listening to the docents explaining... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Absolutely beautiful! Golden is a western town from a western movie. Amazing place. The path is active with joggers and dog walkers. Worth visiting!

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

It's especially well maintained and I love walking thru it. We take visitors here all the time and they love it. Glad they change out the chickens and wish there were even more animals.

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Derby
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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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Colorado
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113 reviews 113 reviews
61 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Sunnyvale
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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