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“Great Colorado living history museum”

Clear Creek History Park
Ranked #16 of 56 things to do in Golden
Certificate of Excellence
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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!
Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews
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“Great Colorado living history museum”
Reviewed August 31, 2011

My kids have been to the Clear Creek History Park's summer camps, and they've loved experiencing life from the late 1800s: churning (and eating) butter, learning games and songs, tending to the garden, feeding chickens. It's a peaceful and informative place, often the host for fun summer and fall events in Golden, and often open for no cost but a donation: it's a great free family activity! Get on their mailing list so that you can find out when they've got interesting activities coming up: http://www.goldenhistorymuseums.org/calendar.php There's also a downloadable walking tour to print out in advance of your visit: http://www.goldenhistorymuseums.org/clearcreekpark.php

Visited August 2011
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Arvada, Colorado
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

We thoroughly enjoy the Clear Creek History museum! They always have so many fun events and they're just a few blocks off the bustling downtown. We especially love when they open up the old buildings and have living history reenactors explain how life was in the days of the pioneers! We also loved the Summer Music festivals!! Fabulous! The only thing that could improve this experience would be if the reenactors were there all the time because it really helps to bring Colorado's history to life!

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