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  • 1. Georgetown Loop Railroad

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    This 1920s narrow-gauge train connects Georgetown with the equally historic community of Silver Plume. The 6-mile round-trip excursion takes...Read More

  • 2. MillerCoors Brewery

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Thousands of beer lovers make the pilgrimage to the venerable MillerCoors Brewery each year. Founded in 1873 by Adolph Coors, a 21-year-old...Read More

  • 3. Mount Evans Scenic and Historic Byway

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    The incomparable Mount Evans Scenic and Historic Byway—the highest paved road in the United States—leads to the summit of 14,264-foot-high Mount...Read More

  • 4. St. Mary's Glacier

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    This is a great place to enjoy a mountain hike and the outdoors for a few hours. From the exit, it's a beautiful 10-mile drive up a forested...Read More

  • 5. 12th Street

    Historic District/Site

    A National Historic District, Golden's 12th Street has a row of handsome 1860s brick buildings. ...Read More

  • 6. Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk

    Spa–Sight

    Opened in 2009, the upscale hotel Ameristar upped the ante for size and amenities, and nowhere is the opulence more apparent than in the modern...Read More

  • Argo Gold Mine & Mill

    7. Argo Gold Mine & Mill

    Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

    During gold-rush days the Argo Gold Mine & Mill processed more than $100 million worth of the precious metal. To transport the ore from...Read More

    Argo Gold Mine & Mill
  • 8. Bradford Washsburn American Mountaineering Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Even if you never intend to go climbing, you may enjoy learning about lofty adventures showcased at the American Mountaineering Museum here...Read More

  • 9. Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave

    Museum/Gallery

    The drive up Lookout Mountain to the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave provides a sensational panoramic view of Denver that alone is worth the...Read More

  • Central City Opera House

    10. Central City Opera House

    Arts/Performance Venue

    Opera has been staged at the Central City Opera House, the nation's fifth-oldest opera house, almost every year since opening night in 1878...Read More

    Central City Opera House
  • 11. Charlie Taylor Water Wheel

    Building/Architectural Site

    Near Indian Hot Springs Resort is a 600-foot waterfall, Bridal Veil Falls. The imposing Charlie Taylor Water Wheel—the largest in the state...Read More

  • 12. Clear Creek History Park

    Historic District/Site

    This park interprets the Golden area circa 1843–1900 via restored structures and reproductions, including a tepee, prospector's camp, one-room...Read More

  • 13. Colorado Railroad Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Just outside Golden is the Colorado Railroad Museum, a must-visit for any choo-choo lover. More than 100 vintage locomotives and cars are displayed...Read More

  • 14. Colorado School of Mines

    Educational Institution

    The Colorado School of Mines, the nation's largest and foremost school of mineral engineering, has a lovely campus containing an outstanding...Read More

  • 15. Gilpin History Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    At the Gilpin History Museum, photos and reproductions, as well as vintage pieces from different periods of Gilpin County history, paint a richly...Read More

  • 16. Golden History Museums

    Museum/Gallery

    Three properties—the Astor House, the Golden History Center, and Clear Creek History Park—have combined under the name of Golden History Museums...Read More

  • 17. Guanella Pass Scenic Byway

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    South of Georgetown, the Guanella Pass Scenic Byway treats you to marvelous views of the Mount Evans Wilderness Area. Along the way—while negotiating...Read More

  • 18. Hamill House

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Dating from 1869, Hamill House once was the home of silver magnate William Arthur Hamill. The Gothic Revival beauty displays most of its original...Read More

  • 19. Heritage Square

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    A colorful re-creation of an 1880s frontier town, Heritage Square has a music hall, a rip slide (an inflatable water slide), an alpine slide...Read More

  • 20. Hiwan Homestead Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Built between 1890 and 1930, this restored log cabin shows a popular and relaxed mountain summertime lifestyle. The museum, which includes three...Read More

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