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“Charming little creekside farm to explore”

Clear Creek History Park
Ranked #16 of 56 things to do in Golden
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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!
Edmonds, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Charming little creekside farm to explore”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Clear Creek is the heart of Golden, Colorado! In the summers people wade in the creek with their dogs, go kayaking on a well-designed course, and tubing, picnicking, strolling along and even panning for gold! Along the creek is an old time farm with chickens, plantings, and a few well kept historic buildings such as a little school, house, and barn. Lots of historic-type activities for kids all summer long! Every Saturday morning in the summer there is a wonderful Farmer's Market with lots of local produce, breads, honey, jams, and other products and free carriage rides. A great place to chill out and watch the hang gliders soaring over Lookout Mountain.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Back in Time”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

A great little park to walk around. Very small so should only take an hour at most However this makes you feel like you have gone back in time to the gold panning era. The mountains against the cabins make for some great pictures. Great to see if you're in Golden.

Visited January 2014
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Golden, Colorado, United States
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“We got married here =)”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Very cute self-guided historical park. The buildings are quaint and give a great idea of what Golden used to be like in simpler times. My husband and I married ourselves on a rainy September day in the old stage/hay barn building. It was very intimate and romantic. Love this place.

Visited September 2013
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Philadelphia, US
Level 6 Contributor
84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“just add a little commentary”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Clear Creek History Park is a nice step-back-in-time to The Old West. When I was there the buildings were not open, yet I still had a great time looking around. Clear Creek flows adjacent to the property so you can watch (or join) the tubing or kayaking during the summer months.

If some brief commentaries could be placed near the cabins about the people who lived there, it would make for an even more interesting visit.

Visited August 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Free attraction and nice walk”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Nice free attraction and a nice walk by the river. Watch the tubers and photo ops on and near all the beautiful bronze statues. Sit down and relax as you listen to the mountain stream flow by. Take a stroll and relax from the hustle and bustle of life.

Visited August 2013
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