Would you want to live in a place where people died from one of the worst epidemics in history? Now housing apartments this is the largest Cobblestone buidling in the United States, requiring 3300 tons of cobblestones to be brought up from Clear Creek by 6600 wagonloads. Built in 1913 the Colorado National Guard Armory in Golden originally had dormitories, a mess hall, weapons storage, and on the third floor a map room. In 1918 the Red Cross converted the armory into an emergency hospital for those who suffered from the great flu epidemic that took place during the First World War. This flu epidemic killed more worldwide than war causilities of the First World War. In the 1990's this beautiful building on the slopes to the south of downtown were converted to apartments.
Its a National Register of Historic Places.
These homes are representative of the type of homes built by Colorado's pioneer ..
Its a self- Walking tour , there are markers identify each home.
Its a great place to stroll on a fine day in colorado...the architecture of this house take you back in time...
If you like the OLD WEST , like I do then there is a very interesting grave in the golden area..
Colonel William Cody also known as Buffalo Bill was a scout, hunter, and rider for the Pony Express ...
In addition to the gravesite, there is a visitors center and an observation deck with beautiful panoramic views of Golden and Denver.
Its open May 1st to October 31st (from 9:30AM to 5:00PM all week),
November 1st and April 30th (from 9AM to 4PM.
(closed on Mondays and Christmas)
If you ever in Denver during the summer, go to the RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATER for a great experience...
The concerts no matter which one just feels great in the outdoors..
Its a natural amphitheater overlooking a breathtaking 200 mile panoramic view.
Many Concerts, Easter Services, and Graduation ceremonies are held here every year
If you like beer then head to COORS brewery which been around since 1873 in the GOLDEN area in COLORADO....
There is a tour which includes a 30 minute walk through the malting, brewing and packaging processes, sampling of Coors in the hospitality lounge and shopping in the Coors & Co. gift shop.
The Beer samples are limited in quantity and available only to those 21 years and older with proper ID.
The visit takes about 90 minutes and is open from 10 AM to 4 PM daily
(closed Sundays & holidays)
Near Golden is Heritage Square, open all year it has a huge water slide, shops and restaurants..
In the picture you can see the ICE CREAM PARLOR.
The original founder of this property was hoping for a theme park similar to Disneyland, but it has never taken off
Most shops open daily, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 12 Noon - 6 p.m.
less than 30 minutes from downtown Denver. Take I-70 west to exit 256 (Buffalo Bill Grave), Or take 6th Avenue West to Golden and turn left onto the Lariat Trail (19th Street). Follow the scenic winding road to the top of the mountain.
Born in 1846, William F. Cody herded cattle, worked on a wagon train, mined for gold, rode in the Pony Express, and scouted for the Army. His skill as a buffalo hunter gained him the nickname "Buffalo Bill."
Grave of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. By his request, Buffalo Bill was buried on Lookout Mountain in 1917
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Golden City Brewery-'2nd Largest Brewery in Golden'
Golden's second largest brewery after Coors! Located in a garage behind a historic house near downtown, there is seating for 15, more in the summer outside. Great beer, good food (limited menu), terrific overall.
Lots of trails around Golden. They're steep and rocky in places and you're often sharing the trail with mountain bikers so be careful, but the views of awesome.
One of the prettiest mountain lakes in the Golden/Denver area is Echo Lake. It's popular with campers, hikers, and nature-lovers. The nearby Echo Lake Lodge has food and lodging.
Golden pays tribute to Buffalo Bill at the annual Buffalo Bill Days, with music, vendors, and special events. This is one of Golden's biggest events. It takes place on the last weekend in July.
You cant miss it. It's huge and you can see it as you drive off the freeway. the tours are free and the beer is free and it also very interesting.