- The list below includes 291 free or cheap things to do in or near Golden, Colorado, including 99 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, History Museums, Hiking Trails and Breweries.
- From Golden Gate Canyon State Park to Lookout Mountain, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Golden and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Littleton, Boulder, Idaho Springs and Denver.
Triceratops Trail is a 1.5-mile, gravel hiking trail that winds between large, vertical walls of sandstone and into reclaimed clay pits. Along the trail are several stops highlighting clay mining and dinosaur, bird, mammal, insect, and invertebrate tracks and traces.
Mother Cabrini Shrine is a memorial erected in the memory of Mother Cabrini who established the order of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The site includes a statue of Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Stone House which hosts summer camps and prayer gatherings.
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13th and Maple St., Golden, CO MoreLess Info
With multiple displays of diverse fossils, minerals, meteorites and gems as well as moon rocks from the Apollo missions, Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum offers an informative and educational experience to visitors. There is also a walk-through mine comprising of UV minerals.
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987-1/2 Lookout Mountain Road, Golden, CO 80401 MoreLess Info
Buffalo Bill Museum houses William F. Cody memorabilia who was nicknamed 'Buffalo Bill' for his buffalo hunting skills, as well as a number of other exhibits which feature Native Indian artifacts and old Western firearms. The Grave offers scenic views of the nearby Great Plains and the Rockies.
The regional division of Coors Brewing Company in Golden, Colorado, is the largest single brewing facility in the world. The company is known for its quality beer as well as for its vintage aluminium can designs.
Established in 1959, the Colorado Railroad museum owns a collection of narrow gauge locomotives including vintage engines, coaches and cabooses. The museum also features a model railroad, a roundhouse restoration facility with a working turntable and offers scenic train rides.
Golden City Brewery is a local brewing facility which is famous for its Red and Pale Ales among a variety of other beers that it offers. The brewery also maintains a beer garden which offers scenic views of the Lookout Mountain and the historic district.
Experience first-hand, life in the pioneer era when you step back in time to visit Clear Creek History Park. Stroll around and explore the shops and buildings that are maintained as they were when the first brave settlers lived there.
The main building at Foothills Art Center is housed in a gothic church that was constructed in 1872, but this award-winning gallery was founded in 1968. Dedicated to exhibiting art in all its forms, the FAC is a gem waiting to be discovered.