Golden Cultural Alliance Members


American Alpine Club
710 10th Street
Golden, Colo. 80401
(303) 384-0110

The American Alpine Club promotes and preserves the climbing way of life. We protect the places we climb, advocate for American climbers around the world, preserve climbing’s history and chronicle climbing achievement. The AAC’s ongoing commitment to inspiring and supporting climbers dates back to 1902, when the country’s leading climbers and conservationists banded together to form the Club.

American 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 Grave
987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Road
Golden CO 80401-1145

The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave has something to offer visitors of every age. The museum collects and interprets the history of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody and the multicultural cast who toured nationally and internationally with his shows. Located in Lookout Mountain Park, the museum has breathtaking views of Golden and Denver, exhibits, hands-on activities, and a mechanical horse for visitors to ride.

City of Golden – Visit Golden
923 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401

Through collaborative marketing efforts, Visit Golden positions Golden as a premier destination in Colorado by promoting its unique attributes to residents, regional visitors, and out-of-state travelers.

Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering - Golden Colorado

Colorado 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.

Colorado Environmental Film Festival
PO Box 491
Golden, CO 80402

The Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) is a celebration of the power of film to inspire, educate, and motivate audiences to protect and preserve our natural world. CEFF is an exciting, inspiring, and energizing event that presents world-class environmental films, thought-provoking conversations, and connections with local and national green organizations. CEFF screens feature-length and short films by foreign, local, and young filmmakers. True to the spirit of Colorado, this event is supported and attended by people who value the natural world and share a passion for the power and beauty of film. 

Colorado 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.

Dinosaur Ridge

Dinosaur 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.

Foothills Art Center
809 15th St.
Golden, CO 80402

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.

Golden Beer Talks - a member of the Golden Cultural Alliance

Golden 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 Chamber of Commerce
1010 Washington Avenue
Golden CO. 80402

The Golden Chamber of Commerce continues to promote the economic environment of the Greater Golden Area through the support of our members and businesses. We welcome you to join and take advantage of the many benefits of being a Golden Chamber member.

Golden Community Choirs

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

The Golden Concert Choir is an adult community choir. 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 Museum & Park
923 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401

Golden History Museum & Park engages and inspires visitors through preserving and sharing Golden’s history. Founded in 1938 as the Jefferson County Historical Museum, today GHM&P is a cultural campus in downtown Golden.

The Golden History Museum is a family-friendly modern museum with changing exhibits, hands-on gallery, and multi-use theater.  The Golden History Park is a three-acre outdoor learning lab with historic and reproduction buildings that replicate a 19th century mountain homestead.


Golden Landmarks Association
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
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–

  • 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


Golden 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.

Jefferson Symphony Orchestra

Jefferson Symphony
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.

Miners Alley Performing Arts Center
224 Washington Ave. Suite 200
Golden, CO 80401
(330) 935-3044

Miners Alley Performing Arts Center is located in the heart of Downtown Golden, in the former Meyer Hardware building at 11th & Arapahoe Streets. Miners Alley presents award winning theatrical productions throughout the year. From Neil Simon Comedy to Noel Coward Farce, MAPAC 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.

Colorado 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.

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum - Golden Colorado

Rocky 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.

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