DISCOVERING THE OLD WEST
In Golden Colorado, a history buff can step back in time and experience the Old West just as it was when Golden was founded in 1866. History buffs can experience life on the prairie at the Clear Creek History Park like the first pioneers; discover the feelings of the Goldrush while panning for gold in Clear Creek; feel the rush of being a cowboy at Buffalo Bill’s Grave and Museum; uncover one’s inner engineer at the Colorado Railroad Museum and so much more.
The first pioneers brought with them hopes of finding gold in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and soon Golden become a center for trade and commerce. Still to this day, visitors seek to find gold in Clear Creek and Gold-n-Detectors provides supplies for those looking to strike it rich.
CLEAR CREEK HISTORY PARK
At the Clear Creek History Park visitors can explore its original 1870s homestead cabins, a collection of old cabins and ranch buildings rescued from Golden Gate Canyon. During the summer and special events, the history park features live demonstrations by real pioneer families.