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Things to See and Do in Golden, CO

Homes for sale in Golden, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, are in an area once known as the capital of Colorado (when it was a territory, before becoming a state). Golden features a variety of colorful and fun attractions and adventures.

Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave

The Buffalo Bill museum helps you relive the life and times of William F. Cody – Buffalo Bill Cody. There are historical and art exhibits, artifacts and firearms.  Buffalo Bill’s grave is in Lookout Mountain Park, in a beautiful setting overlooking the mountains and plains.

William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody (1846 – 1917) was a buffalo hunter (thus his nickname), town founder, scout, frontiersman, entrepreneur, and showman. Cody became the foremost communicator in the world about the promise, history, and enduring spirit of the American West.

Colorado Railroad Museum

At the Museum and 15-acre rail yard in Golden, there are more than 100 engines, coaches, cabooses, a garden railway, and more. Visit the roundhouse restoration facility with a working turntable, take a train ride behind a vintage steam locomotive, and attend special events.

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Located in a charming 1905 building, see amazing quilts from the 1800’s up to contemporary fiber art. There are tours, quarterly exhibits, and programs for all ages. The Museum Gift Shop features an ever-changing selection of unique handcrafted quilts by local artists, collectible figurines, jewelry, and other unusual items.

Clear Creek Trail and White Water Park

Clear Creek is Golden’s central hub of activity and is popular with fishermen who enjoy the “Golden Mile” fly fishing, rafters, kayakers, runners, roller bladers, bikers, picnickers, sunbathers and others all year round. The paved two-mile Clear Creek Trail is part of an extensive trail system.

The Clear Creek White Water Park is an award winner and is the host for annual events such as the Golden Games and the Golden Kayak Rodeo Competition.

If you’re interested in purchasing a home in or near Golden, contact a Golden REALTOR.