Golden City Brewery!!
Most people visit coors and call it done. If you're a beer conisseur like myself, you know that Coors is not the best there is. However, being a poor college student, we drink a lot of it. However, there is Golden City Brewery, located on 14th street west of Washington. In a small, unobtrusive building you can find the best beer in a great atmosphere. Fantastic people, even though I don't drink there I love to sit with my friends--I always see people I know. You really should pay it a visit.
Edge of the Mountains
Golden is best known as the home of Coors Beer. The town itself is really three towns. There's the brewery that spreads down stream for a mile or more. It's not intrusive as town is in the other valley. Old Town is at the river crossing and includes all the interesting places to shop and visit. Everything is in walking distance. The Colorado School of Mines is just up hill from this part of town. Then there is the modern town, leading south. Here you'll find all the modern stores and larger shops. The land of the big boxes. It's well done and easy to get around.
Golden is also county seat and the county facilities are located north towards I-70.
Golden - Denver's Playground
Golden is located just 15 miles to the west of Denver. It's a great place to begin your exploration of the Rockies. Although other cities, such as Estes Park, will just you higher in the mountains, Golden is right next door. You can be in Golden from Denver in under half an hour. Estes Park would take two hours. So if you're looking for a quick get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is it.
Colorado Railroad Museum
"Rio Grande Southern 0404 Caboose"
The RGS built this car in 1902 as the only new piece of rolling stock it ever owned. 0404 served as a passenger coach and railway post office car at times. Snowbound crews were sheltered during winter storms. It was used on final runs of the RGS in 1951.
"Coors Refrigerator Car #5400"
The Adolph Coors Company had a fleet of 30 of these "billboard reefers" beginning in 1934 with the repeal of Prohibition. These refrigerator cars were cooled in the summer with large cakes of ice in bunkers in the ends of the cars serviced through roof hatches. Heaters were put in the bunkers in the winter to prevent freezing of the beer. These cars were used to transport its product in the Rocky Mountain region. Today, 70% of Coors beer is shipped in insulated boxcars to all parts of the United States. Each day, three trains of about 50 cars depart Golden, each car containing 172,000 cans of beer.
"Colorado Midland Parlor-Observation Car #111"
This car was rebuilt from a coach to a one-of-a-kind parlor observation car. It ran on the Colorado Midland between 1887 and 1918 on the gamblers special. The gambler's special, the "Seven-Come-Eleven", ran between Denver and Cripple Creek. On weekends it ran on the famed "Wild Flower Excursion" between Colorado Springs and Eleven Mile Canyon. The Colorado Midland went bankrupt and abandoned its lines except from Cripple Creek to Colorado Springs via Divide in 1921. This remnant was called the Midland Terminal, and the car was renumbered to #29. The MT ran until 1949, and it too was abandoned. We have lettered one side of the car Colorado Midland #111 and one side Midland Terminal #29. This car is on the Colorado Register of Historic Places. Colorado Midland observation-parlor #111, later Midland Terminal #29, one of a kind used on Midland wildflower excursions.
"The Super Chief (AT&SF)"