Comfort Suites Golden West on Evergreen Parkway
29300 US Highway 40
Evergreen, CO 80439
Phone: (303) 526-2000
Fax: (303) 526-0330
Arts & Museums
Hiwan is a restored 17-room log lodge that was placed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its unique construction. A local history museum, the Rocky Mountain Rustic-style Hiwan contains 1890-1930's era rooms that "illustrate a comfortable style of early mountain summer home living." Craft and interpretive school programs and changing exhibitions sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Society are held throughout the year.
Visitors can view the gravesite of Colonel William F. Cody, aka Buffalo Bill, at this venue as well as artifacts pertaining to the Old West style of life. There is a gift shop on site plus an observation deck with beautiful views of Golden and Denver.
A rockhounder's paradise, this museum exhibits mineral collections from all over the world. Examples of exhibits include "Clear Creek Cave Gemstones," "Colorado Mining History," and "Earth History." This is definitely one of those museums that upon exiting will cause you to ponder "I did not know rocks could be so diverse and complicated." A fine attraction for children, the museum also loans Trunks and Fossil Kits, including rocks, minerals, fossils, gemstones and charts.
Exhibit center featuring working seismographs, story boards, and touch TV monitors with earthquake statistics. Tours are available by appointment only Tuesday through Thursday.
The oldest museum in Golden featuring many artifacts from nearby archeological sites and pioneer days from 1859 to 1930. The research library contains numerous historical and genealogical volumes, documents, and photographs. Hands-on and interactive tours are available for special needs groups and younger children.
The Golden History Center traces the history of the city of Golden. Through lectures, seminars and events, it promotes cultural awareness amongst the people.
Constructed in 1867 by Seth Lake, the Astor House was the first stone hotel built west of the Mississippi River. It provided lodging for the legislators holding meetings in the Loveland Building. The historic hotel also served settlers in need of temporary shelter while moving west across the continent. The house is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places and recently underwent restoration by adding period furnishings.
This museum features 20 to 25 historical and contemporary quilts with exhibits changing every two months and includes a reference library and information on the art and history of quilts. A gift shop on site sells quilts, handmade art, and pattern books. Quilt shows are available by request.
In 2008, the museum threw itself open to the public eye and claims to be the only museum in the whole of the United States to be dedicated to the heroic feats of the mountaineers. Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum has exhibits on culture and other aspects based on humanitarian grounds, besides mountaineering. Many artifacts including ice axe, old kodak camera's and oxygen cylinders are on display in the museum. Lectures and series on mountaineering are also held here.
Visit this unique museum and visitors center to see dinosaur bones from Jurassic period and more than 300 dinosaur footprints from the Cretaceous period. Plus, discover the secrets of how the Rocky Mountains were formed more than 70-million years ago. This two mile long excursion into the past is a perfect outing for the entire family. Free maps for self guided tours are available at the visitor center. Guided tours are also available.
"Founded to interpret and preserve the dramatic Earth history of Morrison, Colorado and the greater Front Range," the Morrison Natural History Museum is located 20 minutes west of downtown Denver and one-half mile south of Morrison on Highway 8. Highlights of the Morrison Natural History Museum include
Established in 1958, this museum was created to preserve an important part of Colorado history and, in particular, the narrow gauge mountain railroads that were pioneered in the state. The museum houses an extensive collection of railroad equipment as well as original photographs and paintings by pioneers, including William Henry Jackson. In addition to the museum, there are 50 train cars, trolleys and locomotives, including a 317-ton Burlington locomotive 5629. A gift shop is on-site. Open daily 9am onwards.