Activities & Resources
Historic Downtown Golden050in Golden, CO 80402
about Historic Downtown Golden:
The business district has several retail stores, gift boutiques, cafes, and galleries. Many are located along the main thoroughfare, Washington Avenue, which is streetscaped with trees, planters, brick, flagstone, and ornamental street lights.
Clear Creeks runs through downtown, offering a perfect place to stroll and take in the mountain views - head to Parfet Park to find the creek and its footpaths.
Many museums and cultural centers are located within the district, including Golden Pioneer Museum & History Center, Clear Creek History Park, and Miners Alley Playhouse.
In close proximity: The Colorado School of Mines, Heritage Square, the National Earthquake Information Center, the Coors Brewing Company, the American Mountaineering Center, and the Colorado Railroad Museum.
The Visitors Center is a good place for out-of-towners. An army of volunteers keeps it well staffed, and they're always very happy to provide maps, directions, and recommendations. Pamphlets describing local attractions are plentiful and free for the taking. A shady side patio offers a good place to rest and watch the creek.