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“Great history! Wonderful special events, especially during the summer and holidays.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Clear Creek History Park

Clear Creek History Park
11th and Arapahoe Sts, Golden, CO 80401
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!
Golden, Colorado
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“Great history! Wonderful special events, especially during the summer and holidays.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

They have done a wonderful job of saving important buildings and history from the area. They do great special events during the summer and holidays. Great location along Clear Creek, only blocks from the History Museum and other attractions, too.

Visited January 2013
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Carmel, Indiana
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“Living History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

A must see... if you are visiting Golden ! Take a trip back into the past .You can just imagine what the simple life was like back in the 1800's. Beautiful spot right next to the creek. Dog friendly , and adjacent to walking trail that follows Clear creek .

Visited November 2012
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“Go back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

What a wonderful place to walk and enjoy history! The buildings and decor are very authentic. This is the real deal. In the homestead cabin, a volunteer dressed in an authentic long gown was embroidering and she was happy to answer questions about her home, circa 1891. (what a trooper--it was like 90 degrees!) Very interesting!! My kids and I enjoyed it.

Visited July 2012
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Lexington, North Carolina, United States
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“Great Scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

It is a good little walk around the park. It is a free park to walk and the view of the mountains are beautiful. Clear Creek is a nice creek to walk around also. Dog and kid friendly. Kayakers are a bonus to watch.

Visited July 2012
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“A taste of the past.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This is a good little park to take a walk around. They have an old school house, barns, a vegetable garden. Even an "outhouse". Very nostalgic. I don't think that you should have to pay to see inside of the old houses and properties though. It's not alot but still you shouldn't have to pay to see the inside when you can clearly see the outside.

Visited July 2012
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Golden_History, Manager at Clear Creek History Park, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Thank you, Buster M., for your recent visit and review of the Clear Creek History Park in Golden. Indeed, our building collection includes an authentic one-room schoolhouse, several outbuildings, and two different cabins that were moved to the park log by log.

During our operating hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays, between May 1 and Oct. 31, some of the buildings are open for visitors, complete with living history activities run by our costumed interpreters. In the off-season (Nov. 1 through April 30), the buildings are closed except during special events.

However, there is never an admission fee for the Clear Creek History Park, regardless of season. It is always free, open 365 days per year, and visitors can choose to start their self-guided experiences from several different entrances, exploring any of the buildings that are open on any given day (again, dependent on the season).

Regarding your comment about paying to see the inside of buildings, you may be referencing two of our other museums which are also featured on TripAdvisor: the Astor House Museum and the Golden History Center. Each are within a five-minute walk from the Clear Creek History Park, and they each have a nominal $3 admission fee (or $5 for both).

Thank you again for your review, Buster M., and please call us directly at 303.278.3557 if you have any questions or concerns about your recent visit. We would love to hear from you.
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