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Golden History Center

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Address: 923 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 13032783557
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Discovery place of Tyrannosaurus Rex, home to an American saint, location...

Discovery place of Tyrannosaurus Rex, home to an American saint, location of the largest single-site brewery on Earth—Golden, Colorado is truly a one-of-a-kind city. Explore the colorful past of this unique community at the Golden History Center. Begin your Golden adventure by exploring our dynamic exhibits, engaging programs, and amazing collections. Get up close with the gruesome tools from one of the city’s first dentists, marvel at the beauty of the Coors porcelain collection, and listen to music played on one of the finest instrument collections on the Front Range.

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We were happy to see The History Center on our walk along the creek.

We had two grandchildren along and were happy to pay the small fee. The center is a mix of history and technology that has developed in the Golden area. I was very interested in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had two grandchildren along and were happy to pay the small fee. The center is a mix of history and technology that has developed in the Golden area. I was very interested in an exhibit and film showing the manufacturing of beer cans for Coors in the fifties. There were old pianos and musical instruments and a laser etcher... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

A pleasant surprise on a walkabout. Lots to see and most informative. Worth visiting if you are in Golden.

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Hartford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

They have great pamphlets and were very helpful in directing us to the quickest way to see elk and wildlife on our last day in Colorado.

Thank eramakri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Golden made this park several years ago and it's up the banks of Clear Creek. It's a fun peek at a working history household which has a garden. In the summer people are there to talk to you about what they are doing. You can walk along one of Golden's sidewalks to get there. It's not very far off Washington... More 

Thank Janice F
Templeton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Local Golden history is on view with some amazing local business history too. Coors beer innovations, Coors Tek porcelain, bullet proof vests, companies and inventions that are uniquely Golden all highlighted. You can make your own free laser disk souvenir! Small but fun and well done.

Thank Melinda R
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

I utilized this location for a out of town family dinner. The management are great there and it is an amazing location with great artifacts from our Colorado past

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This was a small interesting museum. Who know"longs" wereinvented here, and Jolly Rancher candy. I enjoyed the exhibits, although it seemed as though Coors had more than its share of the space. I especially appreciated the furry covered piano,that would have survived very intact if some ill advised person hadn't tried to clean it up using water! There is even... More 

Thank Miriahm D
Santa Maria, RS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Golden is a small town few minutes from downtown Denver. It is cut by a river of clear transparent water. We've been there in the summer and lots of boys, girls and entire families went down the river using tire cameras. It sounds and feels a lot like a golden childhood.

Thank Cesar R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The museum is small, but it is interesting. I didn't realize that Kongs were invented in the Golden area. There are some interesting pianos. Also, if you ever wondered about the "M" on the mountain, you will learn about it here.

Thank Patty E
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Stop by and learn more about the territorial Capitol of Colorado in Golden. Golden lost by only one vote on becoming the state Capitol of Colorado. The History Center has the museum located near Clear Creek in downtown Golden. It has special shows and historic exhibits. The Astor House (one of the oldest stone buildings in Golden) and the Clear... More 

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