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Acoustic Alley
1224 Washington St. Suite 200 
Golden CO 80401-1145 
(720) 870-0397
www.acousticalley.org
American Mountaineering Museum
710 10th Street, Suite 150
Golden, Colo. 80401
(303) 996-2746

www.bwamm.org

Acoustic Alley is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to bringing the Foothills area quality music events throughout the year. Music tastes range from singer-songwriter to bluegrass, Americana, country, light rock, instrumental and just about anything with a slightly eclectic orientation. 

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 
303-526-0744
www.buffalobill.org
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
15260 S. Golden Road
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 278-8822
www.ceff.net

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.

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 Museum
17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, Colorado 80403
303-279-4591 or 800-365-6263
coloradorailroadmuseum.org
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
1310 Maple Street
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 273-3815
www.mines.edu/Geology_Museum

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.

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 Ridge and Triceratops Trail
16831 W Alameda Parkway
Morrison, CO 80465
303-797-3466
www.dinoridge.org
  Foothills Art Center Foothills Art Center
809 Fifteenth Street
Golden CO 80401
303-279-3922
www.foothillsartcenter.org

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.

Set amidst a spectacular sculpture garden and cloud-reaching pine trees, Foothills Art Center boasts 40 years of extraordinary exhibitions on Golden’s main street. Located on the corner of 15th and Washington, Foothills Art Center is housed in a renovated church built in 1872 and is listed on the National Historic Register. Explore galleries featuring exhibitions such as the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia watercolor show.


Golden Community Choirs
P.O. Box 18014
Golden, CO 80402
goldencommunitychoirs.org
Golden History Museums
923 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 278-3557
www.goldenhistory.org

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 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.


Golden Landmarks Association Golden Landmarks Association
14th and Washington.
(805B 14th Street)
P.O. Box 1136
Golden CO. 80402
(303) 279-1236
www.goldenlandmarks.com
Jefferson County Public Library logo Golden Public Library
1019 10th St.
Golden, CO 80401
303-235-JCPL (5275)
jefferson.lib.co.us

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. 

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 Oldy Cyclery
17224 West 17th Place
Golden, CO 80401
(720) 497-1100
www.goldenoldy.org
Golden Urban Renewal Authority
922 Washington Avenue, Suite 100
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 279-4162
www.gura.com

Golden Oldy Cyclery is a private home Museum of Sustainability. The 30 year old structure is updated to become CARBON NEGATIVE which is, of itself, one of the exhibits. It is the 1st "Carbon Negative Museum" in the World. It focuses the Sustainability theme in 3 ways: 1) Transportation Sustainability, 2) Home Sustainability & 3) Food Sustainability. Hence the subtitle: " The Sustainable Museum of Sustainable Transportation."  

GURA undertakes projects that improve the community’s physical presence within the GURA District, maintain the area’s unique character, and contribute to the economic stability and vitality of Downtown Golden. They are very supportive of the many cultural organizations that are based in Historic Downtown Golden.


Golden Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center
1010 Washington Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 279-3113
www.goldencochamber.org
Jefferson Symphony Orchestra
1204 Washington Street
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 278-4237
www.jeffersonsymphonyorchestra.org

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. 

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
910 Colorow Road
Golden, CO 80401
720-497-7600
lmnc.jeffco.us
Miners Alley Playhouse
1
224 Washington Ave. Suite 200
Golden, CO 80401
(330) 935-3044
www.minersalley.org

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 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
1213 Washington Avenue
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 277-0377
www.rmqm.org

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! 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


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