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Discover, play, and grow in Golden, Colorado, with adventures your family will never forget. Golden is the perfect family-friendly destination to make memories that last a lifetime. Together, you can explore Golden’s hiking trails, splash and laugh as you paddle down Clear Creek, learn about Golden’s local dinosaur history, or enjoy a picnic lunch and games at a local park

Golden has all the authentic, small-town charm and playtime opportunities to keep kids of all ages discovering fun, new adventures every day.

Outdoor Fun

The whole crew will love a morning hike through the trails of North Table Mountain. Golden's hiking and bike trails are ideal for families looking for a fun day out with the sun on their faces and a scenic mountain backdrop. Or, maybe a canoe or kayak ride at Clear Creek White Water Park, which runs right through downtown Golden. 

If you have little ones, spend the afternoon playing on the big dinosaur and digging in the sandpit at Discovery Park. Golden has plenty of parks and outdoor play opportunities to keep the young ones entertained for days, whether you want to scope out some local wildlife or just spend some quality family time in the sun. It’s all within arm’s reach of downtown Golden.

Learning & Exploring

Fill your days in Golden with authentic and historical learning experiences, perfect for kids who love cowboys, trains, and dinosaurs.

Together, you can examine real moon rocks at the Mines Museum at the Colorado School of Mines campus or discover 68 million years of Colorado pre-history along the Triceratops Trail. For locomotive lovers, you can glimpse over 100 engines, cabooses, and coaches up close at the Colorado Railroad Museum

It can be hard for families to leave such a fun place with so much to offer. But don’t worry, you can experience Golden from home, too, with our online Golden-themed puzzles and games to bring some of the fun with you, even after you head home.

Golden is a place where families come for brand new experiences, where they learn amazing new things and create adventures they won’t soon forget. Come and make memories here with us!

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