Golden Cultural Alliance Members

golden9American Mountaineering Museum
710 10th Street, Suite 150
Golden, Colo. 80401
(303) 996-2746

The Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the heroism, technology, culture and spirit of mountaineering. The museum brings visitors into the world of mountain and rock climbing and honors the achievements of mountaineers from America and around the world. Exhibits on climate, science, cultures and the humanities as they relate to mountains promise to make the visitor experience rich, exciting, and interactive.

Buffalo Bill Museum and GravesiteBuffalo Bill Museum and Grave
987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Road
Golden CO 80401-1145

The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave illustrates the life, times, and legend of William F. Cody. It includes exhibits about Buffalo Bill’s life and the Wild West shows, Indian artifacts and firearms. See Sitting Bull’s bow and arrows, Buffalo Bill’s show outfits, Frederick Remington’s “Portrait of a Ranch Hand,” and many other objects from the Old West in the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave.

Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering - Golden ColoradoColorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering
American Mountaineering Center
710 10th St.
Golden, CO 80401

The Colorado Cowboy Gathering (CCG) is dedicated to exploring, presenting and preserving the diverse and dynamic cultural heritage of the American West. CCG is an organization that believes in a world where a handshake means something and that the Code of the West is a powerful way to teach our children to live a life of integrity, commitment and respect. CCG celebrates the wisdom, artistry and ingenuity of western folkways through exhibitions, statewide outreach educational programs, and a premier annual event held in January – a vital link to the past, present and future, and where the traditions of the cowboy and the Code of the West are shared through stories, poetry, song and verse.

golden2Colorado Environmental Film Festival
15260 S. Golden Road
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 278-8822

The Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) is a celebration of the power of film to inspire, educate, and motivate audiences. CEFF presents thought-provoking films and dialogue that raise awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social, and economic themes. The Festival provides an experience for the audience that goes beyond passive film viewing: CEFF inspires audiences into awareness and action.

Colorado Railroad MuseumColorado Railroad Museum
17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, Colorado 80403
303-279-4591 or 800-365-6263

Lose track of time in one of the metro areas top attractions, the Colorado Railroad Museum, the largest narrow gauge museum in the Rocky Mountain West featuring over 100 historic engines, cabooses and coaches. The Museum, a replica of an 1880’s depot, features Colorado rail history exhibits and General Store. The Museum includes the Denver HO Club model railroad layout and the Denver Garden Railway exhibit outside.

geomuseumColorado School of Mines Museum
1310 Maple Street
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 273-3815

The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum offers educational and exotic mineral, fossil, gemstone, meteorite, and historic mining displays on two floors. Highlights include an introductory video on area geology, as well as interactive displays on radioactivity and ultraviolet minerals. A Special Exhibit Room hosts prominent precious metal and changing exhibits. Irwin Hoffman’s mining murals grace the main gallery. An outdoor geologic trail features outcrops containing fossilized dinosaur tracks, logs, and leaves. Guided tours are available by appointment.

Dinosaur RidgeDinosaur Ridge and Triceratops Trail
16831 W Alameda Parkway
Morrison, CO 80465

Dinosaur Ridge is a free, world-famous, interpretive outdoor trail in Morrison includes 300+ dinosaur tracks and a historic dinosaur bone quarry. A NEW indoor exhibit, “Trek Through Time,” depicts conditions in the Age of Dinosaurs represented by fossil evidence at Dinosaur Ridge. Triceratops Trail in Golden is a 1.5-mile, gravel hiking trail located one block east of 6th Avenue and 19th Street in Golden, Colorado. The trail winds between large, vertical walls of sandstone and into reclaimed clay pits.

Golden Beer Talks - a member of the Golden Cultural AllianceGolden Beer Talks
@ The Buffalo Rose
1119 Washington Ave.
Golden, CO 80402

Golden Beer Talks is a homegrown endeavor organized by a few local citizens passionate about nurturing community connections, supporting local businesses, and learning a little something new now and then.  An evening hosted by Golden Beer Talks centers around a brief, informative and entertaining presentation by an expert on an irresistibly enticing topic. Held at the Buffalo Rose—located next to downtown Golden’s welcome arch—each event features beer for sale from one of our local breweries, along with a variety of delicious food and drink offerings from the Buffalo Rose kitchen and bar.

Golden Community ChoirsGolden Concert Choir
P.O. Box 18014
Golden, CO 80402

The Golden Concert Choir is an adult community choir with 60-80 members. We offer people who love music an opportunity to sing and improve their vocal skills in an encouraging and friendly environment. There is open enrollment for all vocal parts at the start of each term in September and January, during which newcomers are welcome to join the choir. While there are no formal auditions for the Golden Concert Choir, members do need to be able to match pitch to the piano.

Golden History MuseumsGolden History Museums
923 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 278-3557

Golden History Museums is the starting place for Golden’s unique history, people, and places. Begin your visit at the Golden History Center to discover the history of Golden from its founding. After that, walk across the creek and amble through the Clear Creek History Park. Peek in the windows of our historic cabins and one room schoolhouse, and don’t forget to greet the chickens. Last stop the Astor House, a historic boarding house that provided hot meals and comfortable accommodations to everyone from miners, to legislators, to School of Mines students.

glaGolden Landmarks Association
14th and Washington.
(805B 14th Street)
P.O. Box 1136
Golden CO. 80402
(303) 279-1236

Golden Landmarks Association is a volunteer organization that is actively involved with preserving the structures, natural features and artifacts of historical significance in and around Golden. View our collection of old photographs at our office and on our web site, and copies can be purchased. Volunteers are needed for our latest projects; one is the restoration of the old Brickyard House on Golden Gate Canyon Road. An example of bricks made in Golden at the turn of the century is the Spaghetti Factory in Denver. We also research Golden’s history and share these stories with the public.

Golden Visitors Center - Golden Colorado
Golden Visitors Center
1010 Washington Avenue
Golden CO. 80402

The Golden Visitors Center is your one stop shop to learn where to dine, shop, stay and play in Golden. Conveniently located in the heart of Golden next to Clear Creek at 1010 Washington Avenue, the Golden Visitors Center is walking distance from local hotels, restaurants, attractions and world-class outdoor recreation.  The Visitors Center offers–

  • Public restrooms and water fountain
  • Cool off from the heat or warm up from the cold
  • Copies of the local newspaper, the Golden Transcript and collectible posters
  • Contemporary conference center perfect for meetings, receptions, presentations or retreats available for rent
  • Beautiful patios, decks, and outdoor seating, creek-side location, adjacent to walking paths and trails
  • Convenient downtown Golden location, readily accessed by highway, bus, or on foot

Logo_vertGolden Public Library
1019 10th St.
Golden, CO 80401
303-235-JCPL (5275)

The Golden Library offers many free programs every week, designed for toddlers, children, teens, or adults. They host a monthly book discussion and host story times for little ones. Of course, the Library is also a good place to use the internet for free, read their magazines, and borrow free books and videos.

Golden Chamber of CommerceGolden Chamber of Commerce
1010 Washington Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 279-3113

The Golden Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1920 with tourism as one of the primary reasons. They organize many special events each year, including First Fridays, Golden Family Easter, the Farmer’s Market, the Fine Arts Festival, Halloween Crazy Days, the Candlelight Walk, and Olde Golden Christmas. The office of the Golden Chamber of Commerce is located within the Visitors Center and offers assistance to businesses, tourists, conferences, and anyone who stops in.

Jefferson Symphony OrchestraJefferson Symphony Orchestra
1204 Washington Street
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 278-4237

The 75-member Jefferson Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Music Director and Principal Conductor, Dr. William Morse, keeps the excitement of orchestral music alive through the dedication, experience and passion of our musicians. In addition to five regular season concerts at the Colorado School of Mines Green Center, we present a recital series featuring our musicians in small ensembles and an International Young Artists Competition and Recital at the Arvada Center each January.

Lookout Mountain Nature Center - Golden Colorado

Lookout Mountain
Nature Center

910 Colorow Road
Golden, CO 80401

Lookout Mountain Nature Center offers something for everyone – toddlers to seniors, individuals, families and groups. Explore interactive exhibits, join a Naturalist-guided program, browse nature books, gifts and toys, and search the sustainably designed facility for recycled, reused and earth-friendly building materials. Stroll the self-guided nature trail, enjoy the native plant garden, picnic under towering ponderosa pines, travel trail links to Apex and Windy Saddle Parks, Beaver Brook Trail, and Buffalo Bill’s Museum.

Miners Alley Playhouse - Golden ColoradoMiners Alley Playhouse
224 Washington Ave. Suite 200
Golden, CO 80401
(330) 935-3044

Miners Alley Playhouse is located in the heart of Downtown Golden, upstairs in the Old Foss Building on 13th & Washington Ave. MAP (as we like to call it), presents award winning theatrical productions throughout the year. From Neil Simon Comedy to Noel Coward Farce, MAP endeavors to capture the mind while tickling the funny bone, and send you off no worse for the wear. Featuring a full service bar in the Lobby/Lounge and Art Gallery.

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum - Golden ColoradoRocky Mountain Quilt Museum
200 Violet Street, Suite 140
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 277-0377

The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum lets you explore the scope of quilting from bedcoverings of the 1800’s to contemporary art pieces. The museum hosts quarterly exhibits, tailored tours, and programs for adults and youth. The Sandra Dallas Library contains over 3000 volumes featuring out-of-print literature, technique resources, historic patterns, and research documents.

West Side Live! PresentsWest Side Live! Presents

West Side Live! Presents is an independent performing arts series based in Golden, Colorado. Each season, West Side Live! Presents offers a diverse variety of musical and dramatic genres including folk, jazz, blues, world, pop and classical music from local and national artists.

Most events are held at:
Jefferson Unitarian Church
14350 W. 32nd Avenue
Golden, CO 80401