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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
    Golden History Museum is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission tickets can be reserved in advance by calling 303-278-3557 or by walk up as available. Members have reservation preference during the first hour of each day. Golden History Museum is a warm, welcoming, and vibrant public space for uncovering and sharing our past. Historical Coors objects like the framed original 1900 lithograph titled, "Adolph Coors Golden Brewery, Golden, Colo." produced by the Denver Litho. Co. in Denver, CO are currently on view. The Museum features 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. The Golden History Park is a three-acre outdoor learning lab with historic and reproduction buildings that replicate a 19th-century mountain homestead. The Golden History Park is open from sunup to sundown; intermittent closures may close the Park during summer camp season.
  • 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. 2020 Free Admission provided by Betsy A. Thorpe 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. 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 rail yard, 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! **Please check the Colorado Railroad Musuem's website for train ride information.
  • Mines Museum of Earth Science
    Mines Museum is CLOSED to the public until further notice. The Mines Museum (formerly the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum) is home to one of the state’s two Goodwill moon rocks collected during the Apollo 17 mission. It 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. Visit the newly remodeled and awesome gift shop at the main entrance to the museum. And check out the realistic mine on the downstairs floor which has fluorescent minerals on display.
  • Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
    The museum has reopened, with normal business hours and new safety rules in place due to COVID-19. 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 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
    We are always proud to share our history, heritage and quality products with you. However, with coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading around the country, and consistent with guidance from public health officials to limit large gatherings, we have temporarily closed the Coors Brewery Tour with no reopen date at this time. We will reassess and will only reopen when we can be assured it is safe for our employees and the general public. We realize this is a bummer for many of our fans and we apologize for any disruption this may cause, but our number one concern is your safety and the safety of our employees. We hope to be back up and operating soon. Since 1873 Coors Brewing has thrived on a legacy of quality, innovation and customer service. Cost: For visitors 21+, the tour will be $5 for Colorado residents and $10 for other visitors, and no charge for active duty or veterans with military ID. All visitors over age 21 may opt for a short tour (samples only) or the full tour experience, and they are all eligible to enjoy three 8 oz. samples and receive a commemorative glass. *Guests may have to wait in a line outside, so please be prepared for all weather conditions. Sampling Information: Those 21 years old and older with a valid ID can enjoy samples of limited quantity of MillerCoors beer. No prior consumption is permitted. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available. We suggest calling 866-812-2337 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.

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!