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Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum

Dedicated to the heroism, technology, culture and spirit of mountaineering, the Mountaineering Museum brings visitors into the world of mountain and rock climbing and honors the achievements of mountaineers from America and around the world. Read More
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Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave

This popular museum exhibits exploring Buffalo Bill’s life and times, including Wild West show outfits and posters, Indian artifacts, and antique firearms. Temporary exhibits, which change every year, explore a variety of Western themes. Read More
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Colorado Railroad Museum

The Colorado Railroad Museum features twelve acres of narrow and standard gauge locomotives, cars, and 50 thousand rare old photographs, papers and artifacts. Read More
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Dinosaur Ridge

Dinosaur Ridge is a world-renowned geological and paleontological outdoor museum, containing more than a hundred dinosaur tracks discovered in 1937.

The Main Visitor Center features an exhibit hall and a kid's dig area ideal for little paleontologists in training. The Discovery Center on the west side of Dinosaur Ridge just inside Red Rocks entrance #1, features dinosaur tracks, fossils, and replicas.  

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Foothills Art Center at Astor House

The Foothills Art Center (FAC) is now hosting all art exhibitions in the historic Astor House, while the original FAC building is now the Creative Campus, and home of classes, studio artists, and educational programs. FAC is dedicated to “leading and inspiring the community through art, education, and cultural excellence." Read More
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Golden History Museum

As the first territorial capital of Colorado, the history of Golden runs deep with color, intrigue and fascinating characters. The History Museum explores that past with rotating exhibits, a hands-on gallery for families, lectures and dynamic displays. The Golden History Museum is owned and operated by the City of Golden and is free to visit. Read More
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Golden History Park

Take a trip through the past and see how Golden’s early settlers worked and lived in the late 1800s at the Golden History Park. Located across the creek from the Golden History Museum, the Park features original cabins and buildings, authentically furnished. The buildings are open periodically during the summer--see the events schedule for more information. Read More
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Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Preserve

Connect with nature at this 110 acre park. Inside Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Preserve, experience exhibits that explore the flora and fauna of the foothills ecosystem, including kid-friendly, hands-on exhibits. Step outside for a walk in nature on the 2.8 miles of trail or enjoy a naturalist-led program. Read More
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Mines Museum of Earth Science

Located in the Colorado School of Mines General Research Lab (GRL) building, the Mines Museum of Earth Science offers free admission to extraordinary exhibits including over 15,000 square feet of fossils, minerals, rocks, gemstones, and even minerals that glow. Take a trip into Golden's geologic past! Read More
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Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Come explore the world of quilts at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, dedicated to the preservation of quilts, and the continuation of the art of both traditional and contemporary quilt-making. Read More
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