Bored is never a word you’ll use when you visit Golden. With many sights to explore and activities to enjoy, you can fill your days with memorable adventures at area attractions.
Wind your way up Lookout Mountain for some of the area’s most breathtaking views, splash and play in the tumbling waters of Clear Creek, stroll along the streets of Golden’s vibrant downtown, or gather the group together for an afternoon Coors Brewery tour. Whether you’re looking for a sunny day of hiking up North Table Mountain, an evening of music and magic at Red Rocks Amphitheater, or even a day of exploring local history and museums, there are Golden, CO, attractions for everyone.
Historic downtown Golden has all the charm of a gold-rush-era town. Come and take in our unique architecture and walk through historic Golden neighborhoods to visualize the story of our origins and see our thriving and friendly community up close.
Another way to enjoy the area is to relax with friends over a beer flight at a local brewery. Or take some time to discover the world’s largest single-site brewery and see for yourself how the iconic beer comes to life on a Coors brewery tour. Plus, downtown is full of diverse restaurants, eclectic shopping, charming cafés, and parks for the whole family. You could spend an entire day, and then some, exploring downtown Golden, CO.
Explore Golden Outdoors & History
Hike or cycle up steep Lookout Mountain in Golden, CO. Anyone up for a heart-pounding workout will be rewarded with sweeping Rocky Mountain vistas and views of Denver and beyond that make the trek well worth it. Or, drive up to the summit to explore The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, where you can learn a Wild West story through fascinating artifacts and unique local history.
A destination with traditional and scientific significance, the Colorado School of Mines is also home to a range of events for everyone. Visit the campus to take in its historic buildings, new athletic facilities, and free museums for visitors and locals alike.
Book a program or tour for your group to discover the National Renewable Energy Lab. Visit the lab’s education center, where you can learn about the research and creative energy solutions happening right here in Golden.
Discover Free Attractions
Memories are priceless, and so are some of our attractions. Find plenty of free things to do around Golden.
Travel back in time by visiting historical landmarks, including an old historical schoolhouse, at the Golden History Museum & Park, located right in town. Grab some friends and discover the public art walk throughout Golden or see what exhibition is live at the Foothills Art Center. Bring the family together to explore prehistoric artifacts along the Triceratops Trail or drive up to the beautiful and historic Boettcher Mansion. You can even visit the beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheater off-hours and hike nearby.
Here in Golden, attractions aren't one-size-fits-all, and there's something for everyone, from history buffs and beer aficionados to outdoor lovers and kids. Be prepared to create life-long memories and jam-pack your days with your kind of adventures.
The drive up the Lariat Loop Trail from downtown Golden to the top of Lookout Mountain is pure Colorado. It’s no wonder this road, that gains 1,300-feet in just 4.3 miles, is one of the classic bike rides in the state, featured twice in the US Pro Challenge. It’s also one of the state’s best scenic…
The Coors Brewery in Golden is the largest single-site brewery in the world. On the Coors Brewery Tour get an up-close look at what goes on inside the brewery. The 30-minute tour highlights the malting, brewing and packaging processes before finishing off with a cold sample fresh from the tap.
Downtown Golden is at the heart of the City located along the banks of Clear Creek between the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to the West and two ancient mesas to the East. While walking through our charming downtown you'll see the iconic “Howdy Folks! Welcome to Golden” sign spanning the city’s…