Introduction to Golden, Colorado
Golden was established in June 1859, during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush. The original mining camp was named Golden City, after Thomas L. Golden. Golden went on to develop as an economic and political hub. The town suffered significant losses in population during the American Civil War, but it continued to persevere and grow. Development boomed after World War II, and in 1959, Golden grew nearly three times its size by annexing large areas of nearby land.
Golden and nearby Attractions
- American Mountaineering Center
- Colorado Railroad Museum
- Foothills Art Center
- Heritage Square Music Hall
- Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
- Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
Things To Do In Golden
Golden is a beautiful historic town where one find a variety of interesting recreational opportunities. One of the favorite local pastimes is outdoor rock climbing at the North Table Mountain. The city is also host to variety of arts and cultural activities, including musical performances, live theater shows and art galleries.
Denver International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Golden Higher Education
Red Rocks Community College, Front Range Community College and Regis University are nearby.