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Once the capitol of the Colorado Territory, Golden enjoyed a rich history of mining for which it was named. The importance of the mining industry in the area is marked by the establishment of The Colorado School of Mines in 1874; the school's campus includes the National Earthquake Information Center, where free weekday tours are available.

The Coors Brewery, largest single brewery in the nation, offers tours and samples. 12th Street Historic Residential District is home to the largest cobblestone building in the United States.

Scenic drives include the Lariat Trail; beginning at Hwy 6 and ending at the Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum & Grave in Lookout Mountain Park. Nearby parks offer looks at unique natural features as well as recreational facilities.

Golden is part of the Denver, Colorado metro area.

Golden Buffalo Bill Days | Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Historic El Rancho Restaurant |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Aces Motel & Apartments | Alexander Jameson House | Comfort Inn & Suites-SW Denver | Fairfield Inn by Marriott | Mountain View Inn |
Community Parks Lookout Mountain Park |
RV campgrounds and dealers Chief Hosa Lodge and Campground |

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12/04 Coming to The area
Denver Greek Festival Denver CO June14-17 Traditional Greek dancing by the Hellenic Dance Academy of Denver and music by Etho Ellas. There is plenty of homemade food and pastries from throughout Greece to satisfy any appetite.
Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival Breckenridge CO July13 This event offers brews, views and free live music and features unlimited beer tasting from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Winter Park Alpine Artaffair Winter Park CO July20-21 Featuring Fine Arts & Fine Crafts, Jewelry, Photography, Metalwork, Mixed Media, Pottery, Painting, Glass, Wood, Fiber and More.
Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival Keystone CO August3-4 Down-home cooking, frothy flavors and mountain music are just a piece of the pie. In a whirlwind of hillbilly luxuries, folks gather while 30 microbreweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys.
Steamboat Wine Festival Steamboat Springs CO August7-11 Experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors, and locally-made products at this ultimate food and wine experience.
Lafayette Peach Festival Lafayette CO August17 500 fresh peach pies and individual servings of peach cobbler while supplies last, are available for sale at Festival Plaza and in front of the Main Stage near Lafayette Florist.