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SOUVENIR COLLECTOR

Why come to Golden and leave without a souvenir or two to remember your trip? Yeah, we can’t answer that question either don’t worry! As locals we love Golden, and many of our great local businesses are proud to offer local trinkets, gear, clothing, and items designed to help you remember your trip to our city and what makes us such a great place to live!

WILD WEST TRADERS

Whether an emphasis on the city of Golden itself or items capturing the overwhelming spirit of the Wild West, Golden’s merchants have something from everyone! Wild West Traders has a wide selection of gold, silver, historical and exotic coins, emblematic of the gold rush that established our city! Golden Goods is a perfectly stocked toy and candy store that caters not to just families but all ages of visitors. Their selections have both the newest toys on the market but also a great number of local Colorado merchants.

GOLDEN GOODS

Golden’s unique attractions and gift shops are constantly offering new options of fantastic merchandise whether from the American Mountaineering Museum to the expanded selection of goods at the Foothills Art Center. From artisan crafted gifts to cool mountaineering moments through the perfect toy for your little (or not so little!) rail enthusiast, Golden’s museums are a great place to shop!

WHERE SHOULD YOU BE SHOPPING?

  • Golden History Museum & Park
    The Golden History Park is a three-acre outdoor learning lab with historic and reproduction buildings that replicate a 19th-century mountain homestead. Golden History Museum, in celebration of its forthcoming 80th anniversary in 2018, is embarking on a full renovation of the museum’s public spaces. The initiative called Discovery Awaits will transform the museum into a warm, welcoming, and vibrant public space for uncovering and sharing our past. The renovation includes new programming spaces, a research center, a hands-on gallery for families with young children, and dynamic new exhibits that highlight the City’s collection of historic objects. With the vision of “always something new to discover,” the renovated Golden History Museum brings the behind-the-scenes practices of object discovery and preservation to the front of the house. Beginning December 31, 2017, the Golden History Museum will close temporarily to the public during construction and installation. Golden History Museum anticipates reopening in early summer of 2018. During this period, GHM will continue to offer public programs at alternate locations around Golden. For more information about Discovery Awaits and museum programming, visit our events page.
  • American Mountaineering Center
    The American Mountaineering Center is the nation's premiere facility for education, research, conversation and information about the mountain environment. It is also the home of the Colorado Mountain Club, the American Alpine Club and Library and the state-of-the-art Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum. The library in the American Mountaineering Center is the largest mountaineering library in the Western Hemisphere with more than 17 thousand volumes. In addition, the Youth Education Program (YEP) run through the Colorado Mountain Club provides education, learning and experiences for youth. The American Mountaineering Center is home to a variety of rental facilities including a full conference center with kitchen, the 350-seat Foss Auditorium and 2 smaller meeting rooms. Boasting a great location, ample parking, and versatile meeting spaces, the American Mountaineering Center is an event planner's dream. They can handle anything from international conferences and workshops to performances and fundraising dinners, with the ability to customize each space to meet your needs. As the premier space for mountain and outdoor recreation gatherings, your group is sure to be inspired to new heights at the American Mountaineering Center. The American Mountaineering Center is also a beautiful facility for your mountain wedding. If you're looking for a space to host your rehearsal dinner, wedding reception or the ceremony itself, this historic building offers the perfect backdrop for your big day!
  • Foothills Art Center
    Located in historic downtown Golden, Foothills Art Center leads and inspires the community through art, education, and cultural excellence with engaging exhibitions and dynamic arts programming for learners of all ages. Foothills Art Center was founded in 1968 and is an official member of the United States National Registry of Historic Buildings. The center is housed in an 1872 Gothic-style church, an 1892 Queen Anne style manse and a Victorian-era mansion built in 1899 all surrounded by a sculpture garden at 809 15th Street in downtown Golden, Colorado. Gallery hours are Monday - Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sundays: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. To learn more visit www.foothillsartcenter.org, or call us at 303-279-3922.
  • Colorado Railroad Museum
    Lose track of time year-round at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, CO. At their Depot Museum and 15-acre railyard, guests will find over 100 engines, cabooses, coaches, a garden railway, and their renowned library. Their roundhouse restoration facility with working turntable is a popular place. Special events and train rides behind a vintage steam locomotive throughout the year. Special events include the annual, very popular, Day out With Thomas! Train rides each Saturday.
  • Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
    The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, home to one of the state’s two Goodwill moon rocks collected during the Apollo 17 mission, was started in 1874 and displays mineral, fossil, gemstone, meteorite and historic mining artifact exhibits on two floors. The museum serves as the state repository for Colorado’s mineral heritage and promotes its importance and understanding to the university community and the public. It aims to inspire scientific curiosity through education and research while encouraging appreciation of the earth and responsibility for its mineral, fossil, meteorite and historic mining treasures.
  • Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
    The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, a facility owned and operated by the City and County of Denver, exists to preserve the memory of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. To this end it maintains the Cody gravesite and related structures on Lookout Mountain Park; collects, cares for and interprets artifacts associated with "Buffalo Bill" Cody's life and times between 1846 and 1917; and records Cody's ongoing influence on American culture. The museum overlooks beautiful Golden, Colorado.
  • Earth Treks Golden Climbing Center
    Earth Treks Golden opened in November 2013 and features a purpose-built 29,000 sq ft building. The gym offers more than 28,500 sq ft of climbing with walls up to 48 ft high, including tons of bouldering and roped climbing for all ages and abilities. Earth Treks Golden boasts many amenities including a huge fitness center, dedicated strength training area, yoga room, outdoor patio, and locker room facilities with all the bells and whistles. Nestled in the mountains, Golden is just 15 minutes west of Denver and an outdoor pursuits dreamland.
  • Coors Brewery Tours
    Since 1873 Coors Brewing has thrived on a legacy of quality, innovation and customer service. The tour includes a 30 minute walk through our malting, brewing and packaging processes, sampling of Coors fine products in our hospitality lounge and shopping in the Coors & Co. gift shop. Beer samples are limited in quantity and available only to those 21 years and older with proper ID. The visit takes about 90 minutes. Click here for more information. TOUR INFORMATION Cost – Free Summer Hours (5/30-Labor Day) Hours: Open 7 Days/Week Monday-Saturday: 10am-4pm, Sunday: noon-4pm We suggest calling 800-642-6116 or 303-277-BEER (2337) prior to your visit to confirm days and hours of operation. Please note: Backpacks or bags of any type (i.e. purses, diaper bags, briefcases, computer bags, etc.) are not permitted in the brewery or on the tour. These items should be left at home or in the car as Coors Brewery Tour will not check bags. Lockers are NOT provided. Mass Transit: The Coors Brewery Tour can be accessed by a combination of light rail and bus. Visit the RTD website to plan your trip.

With so many local Golden merchants and distinct sites to explores, be sure to find the perfect trinkets commemorating your visit. There is no lack of gear you can take home whether it be a historic Golden t-shirt to postcards and photos of our many great local parks. Due to our rich history, there is no lack of great Golden merchandise you can use to commemorate your trip, so always feel free to look around!