Sightseeing in Golden

Half Off at Colorado Railroad Museum

Golden

$20 $10

Families enjoy more than 100 steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses, and G-scale trains on a 15-acre railyard

50% Off at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Golden Proper

$12 $6

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xhibits full of family heirlooms and historically significant artifacts including quilts from the 1800s and contemporary art

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

Rock Bottom Brewery

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Up to 61% Off Urban Scavenger Hunt

Lodo's Bar

$100 $40

Five-hour scavenger hunt takes participants through 12 challenges that encourage them to explore the city while testing their mettle

Up to 53% Off Counterterrorism Museum Visits

Golden Triangle

$16 $8

Developed by counterterrorism experts, the interactive exhibit educates visitors about global terrorism's history, tools, and media coverage

$7 for Two Tickets to the Mizel Museum

Washington Virginia Vale

$14 $7

Interactive exhibits explore Jewish art, music, literature, and 4,000 years of history

50% Off at History Colorado Center

Golden Triangle Museum District

$24 $12

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Exhibits include a Living West exhibit, two "time machines," and a topographical floor map of Colorado from 400 miles above Earth

Up to 54% Off Air Museum and Flight Simulation

Lowry Neighborhood

$46 $24

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Learn how the pros pilot a fighter jet during simulated flights; explore a former Air Force hangar with more than four dozen airplanes

Up to Half Off at Pepsi Center Tours

Auraria

$20 $10

Explore the home of the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, and Colorado Mammoth during a 90-minute tour of the 675,000 sq. ft. facility

50% Off Museo de las Americas

Santa Fe Arts District

$10 $5

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Collection of more than 4,000 artifacts ranging from pre-Columbian to contemporary creators provides a history of Latin American culture

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Denver's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 50% Off Visits to Denver Firefighters Museum

Central Business District

$24 $12

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Bunking gear, horse-drawn fire trucks, and hands-on fire safety activities exhibited inside a 1909-built former fire station

43% Off Historical Bus Tour

Multiple Locations

$44 $25

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During 90-minute tours, tour guide provides funky, fun, and interesting historically accurate tidbits about locales around Denver or Boulder

Up to 53% Off at Natural History Museum

Morrison

$16 $8

Visit or join a paleontology museum whose exhibits include remains from the first stegosaurus ever found and a T. rex skull you can touch

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Children run in trails marked by prehistoric footprints, and fingers run across fossils during each visit to Dinosaur Ridge, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of ancient artifacts. Around every corner of the outdoor museum—which rests on land designated as a national natural landmark—bones and impressions protrude from their earthy abodes as evidence of the area's once larger-than-life inhabitants. Paleontologists of all ages can examine curious tracks on surrounding hiking paths, such as Triceratops Trail, or hop on a guided bus tour to examine fossil sites and valleys where brontosauruses used to question the meaning of life.

Lurking inside the visitor center is the Trek Through Time exhibit, where interactive children's games, replica fossils, and massive murals join forces to lead explorers into different prehistoric eras. In addition to its day-to-day operations, Dinosaur Ridge also plays host to various events during the year, including Boy Scout days, birthday parties, and lectures that explain how T. rex stayed humble despite his large stature.

16831 W Alameda Pkwy
Morrison,
CO
US

Like a small-town railroad depot in the 1880s, the Colorado Railroad Museum’s main building features wide eaves and a bright-yellow exterior. The building reflects the Museum’s overall goal: to hark back to Colorado’s railroad era, a time when the state relied on its groundbreaking, narrow-gauge mountain railroads for supplies and information. Since 1959, the Museum has showcased the machinery of that time with an array of locomotives, passenger cars, freight cars, and cabooses. Alternatively, they present visitors with a glimpse of Table Mountain on the Museum’s train rides, enabling them to ride the rails in a bygone style without just taking the subway in an Abe Lincoln costume. To supplement its trains, the Museum hosts thousands of related rare photographs and artifacts, such as a replica of a 10,000-gallon water tank, humorously dubbed No Agua, that was once used to refill steam locomotives on the Chili Line to Santa Fe.

17155 W 44th Ave
Golden,
CO
US

The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum displays quilts from the 1800s alongside contemporary art pieces. Seeing these works in a shared space helps visitors understand how quilt making has evolved over the years. To that end, people can explore the exhibits full of family heirlooms and historically significant artifacts including the quilt that George Washington wrapped his beloved cherry tree in on cold nights. The museum also maintains volumes of historic patterns, technique resources, and out-of-print literature on quilts to help enthusiasts satiate their curiosity.

1213 Washington Ave
Golden,
CO
US

Originally known as the Garden of Angels, Red Rocks enchants visitors with ethereal scenery and top-notch acoustics 6,450 feet above sea level. The amphitheater geologically emerged from the ocean floor over millions of years, its walls housing fossil fragments of various dinosaurs, including plesiosaurs, mosasaurs, and several plush Barney dolls. The carbon-dated rock 'n' roll history of Red Rocks includes performances by The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead, who kept coming back to the venue year after year in search of their missing flip-flops. The sonic stone architecture of the venue has also led to dozens of popular live recordings, including U2’s Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky, John Tesh’s Live at Red Rocks, and Neil Young’s Road Rock Vol. 1.

18300 W Alameda Pkwy
Morrison,
CO
US