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

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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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 

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Mondovi, Wisconsin, United States
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 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 

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Wendover, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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38 reviews
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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 

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Denver, Colorado
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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.

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Walk the path along Clear Creek and explore the old buildings at your leisure. You’ll learn what it was like to live in the area so many years ago. As you walk, you’ll also see ducks, birds, grasses and other types of plants. If you're lucky, you'll also see a kayaker or two brave the swiftly moving water of the... More 

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Right in the center of this wonderful western town on the banks of Clear Creek you will find the very informative History Park. If you wish to truly understand your surroundings you will spend an hour or so educating yourself in this compact but highly effective historical display. Be sure to see the many bronze plaques on the Washington Street... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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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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Address: 11th and Arapahoe Sts, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 303 278 3557
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Golden
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 am - 11:30 pm

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