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Clear Creek History Park

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

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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This is a great place to walk around, ride your bike and see the old structures. There were people wading in the water and tubing down the stream.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Alexandra T
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Murrieta, California
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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to walk around, ride your bike and see the old structures. There were people wading in the water and tubing down the stream.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This one truly has something for everyone. You can stroll or run along the creek, and visit the historic buildings most any time of year. In the spring and summer, there are tubers and kayakers in the creek. There are large trees, nice picnic areas, and interesting old buildings to see.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

During my stays in Golden, I took a morning walk along the clear creek trail. The trail is along the river with beautiful view of the mountain. There are runners and dog walkers along the trail. Every one is very friendly. It's good place to enjoy a walk to run with friends or yourself. Also along the trail, there are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

People were wading, tubing, swimming. Great for anybody but especially kids and dogs. Nice public art: fish, butterflies, elk, and more. Clean, accessible.

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Georgetown, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

If you have some time to walk around it is interesting to see these buildings. You can also read the plaques with historical information on them.

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High Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

It had to be a short visit because of s heavy hailstorm that sent us back to our car. What we saw was very nice.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

We've used this area for family pictures and my husband and I just wander around sometimes and look at the buildings and read the plaques. Being in the foothills and with the mountains against the scene, it's a gorgeous setting. Fun to visit.

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

The special shows are particularly good. Their is usually parking available in the back. It has been in Golden for may decades.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We are pass owners for Colorado State Parks, so we decided to drive up from Denver to see what we could see. Very nice canyon park with lots of hiking, a lookout and picnic area at top of the vista type road. We'll be back to explore this spring.

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Golden, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Summer time is a good time to visit, especially in the month of August with the Art Festival, of course my husband is an Artisan. The history park has volunteers showing off their craft skills, making lace, etc like in the early pioneer days. The children really enjoyed it.

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