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.
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 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)
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...
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.
Opposite of the armory on 13th and Arapahoe is the oldest Episcopal church in Colorado still in use. The congregation which formed in 1866 moved into their new Gothic Revival Church in 1867. Designed by John Parsons who also designed several of the businesses in Goldens downtown commercial area. The congregation was founded by missionary George Maxwell Randall who also founded 4 colleges including Colorado School of the Mines which is only a block North of here.
It was just chance that I came here during Buffalo Bill Days, held at the end of July. It was when I was driving down the hill towards Downtown Golden that I saw that the street was blocked off and people were wandering the street. Cars were not absent as a classic car show was being held and people (especially men) oogled over the engines, rims, and paint jobs. Buffalo Bill Days started as a trail ride (on horses) from Golden to Buffalo Bill's Grave in the 1950's. When the riders returned people came out to meet them and soon it was called a parade. During Buffalo Bill Days you can take part in a golf tournament, drink a few beers, and enjoy food from the booths like hot dogs, chicken, corn on the cob and snowcones. A car show is held on Washington Street and even though I never saw my dream car - the '72 Dodge Charger I did see lots of Studebakers and AMC cars from the 50's and 60's.
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.
This was one of the original scenic drives, dating to the early 1900s. It was created by the city of Denver to connect the city with near by mountain parks. It's still very popular today. The route passes the top of Lookout Mountain, Buffalo Bill's Grave, Evergreen Lake, Hiwan Homestead, through the city of Morrison, Red Rocks Amphitheatre & Dinosaur Ridge. It's a 40 mile loop. Allow at least 2 hours, but it's a full day if you make some stops. There's lots to do along the way.
One the best railroad museums in the USA and getting better all the time. This is THE place for people interested in Colorado's unique narrow gauge railways. The annual Thomas events for the little kids are a huge hit, and steam up days, several times a year, are the optimal times for older kids and adults. But currently something is running about every Saturday -- usually a unique "Galloping goose". The library is a major research facility for the serious railroad historian. See my full story, Is this any way to run a railroad museum?
It's called Lion's Park, but I think of it as 'down along the river'. It is a tree lined walk. Birds and the rushing of water predominates. You can walk a block or a mile. It's a nice way to spend a hot afternoon. There is a community 'Peace Pole' on the north side of the river and the Golden Heritage Park/homestead on the southside.
The museum has a wide range of equipment. Many of which you can climb in. There is a caboose, several steam engines and historic passenger cars. There are two miniature railroads. A garden size railroad (G scale) is out in the yard. The basement of the museum houses an H0 Scale railroad. If the model railroaders are around, the engines will be running.
In Golden Colorado is the famous "Coors" brewery. Indeed, it is very worth your time to visit and have a glass or more after the interesting free tour. Many years ago sometime in the 1800's they explained to us in the tour that a German who immigrated in America by the first name of Adolp and a certain Jacob Schueler were in serious search for the best tasting water in America and they claimed that these small city Golden in Colorado has the purists and the sweetest, cleanest water in America. These two Germans were quite a very successful Denver businessman. From what the guide explained to us, that in about 2003, the company, Coors happens to be the 3rd largest producer of beer in America but the second largest brewer in U.K.
Because in U.K. they do control thebrewer then the most popular brew according to our tour guide the most popular in U.K. is Carling by which the brand had merge (many years ago with the company called Molson sometime in thelate 1900's.