This museum wins the prize for the biggest artifacts in town! They have a fascinating collection of old trains —engines, cabooses, passenger cars —dating from the 19th century. Several times a year, they offer a "steam-up," where they start one of their old engines and take visitors for a ride around the museum grounds.
Distance: 2.2 miles
Drive Time: 6 minutes
987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Road
17155 W 44th Avenue
Golden's Living Room
Colorado School of Mines, 13th and Maple St., Golden
(303) 273-3815 - Tours Hot Line
The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave offers visitors an intimate view of the Old West as experienced and promoted by Buffalo Bill. Exhibits exploring Buffalo Bill’s life and times include Wild West show outfits and posters, Indian artifacts, and antique firearms. Temporary exhibits, changed every year, explore a variety of Western themes. Children and adults alike can try on cowboy outfits and get a picture while seated on “Stumpy,” the Museum’s fiberglass horse.
The complex on Lookout Mountain includes the Buffalo Bill Museum, Buffalo Bill’s grave, and the Pahaska Tepee gift shop and snack bar.
The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum offers free admission to extraordinary exhibits including Minerals from Colorado, Colorado Mining Heritage, Mining Artifacts, Gold & Silver Display, Gemstones, Mineral Properties & Earth History, special Radioactive exhibits, World Minerals and Fossils. A favorite for many visitors is the representation of a uranium mine, complete with driller and crystal pocket.
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat: 9AM – 4PM
Tue, Thu: 10AM – 4PM
Sun: Closed until late August