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At Golden’s museums, you can discover dinosaur bones, ride the rails, and create solar energy all in a day’s trip. Golden Colorado is home to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL),  the Mines MuseumThe Colorado Railroad Museum,  and the Golden History Museum & Park.

At the Colorado School of Mines you can visit Mines Museum. Mines Museum is home to one of the state’s two Goodwill moon rocks collected during the Apollo 17 mission, displays of mineral, fossil, gemstone, meteorite and a simulated uranium mine.

NREL’s Visitors Center has transitioned to an Education Center and now offers a variety of program topics and experiences for student and adult groups addressing renewable energy and energy efficiency innovations. Group programs are available at no charge. A launch-pad for energy innovations, NREL…

Golden’s history goes as far back as the dinosaurs. Visitors can view fossils and dinosaur bones at the nearby Dinosaur Ridge or along the Triceratops Trail. The Triceratops Trail is a self-guided multi-purpose trail in Golden taking visitors through 68 million years of Colorado pre-history, with…

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