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 Golden 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; and uncover one’s inner engineer at the Colorado Railroad Museum!
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 Sunny Mountain Prospectors provides supplies for those looking to strike it rich.
GOLDEN HISTORY PARK
At the Golden History Park, visitors can explore original 1870s homestead cabins rescued from Golden Gate Canyon. The buildings are open periodically, such as during Homestead Open House in the summer, with the help of our volunteers.