ROAD TRIP WORTHY: Colorado’s Mountaineering Museum
A great way to celebrate Colorado's majestic Rocky Mountains is a visit to the American Mountaineering Museum in Golden.
What you will find at this museum is a celebration of mountains and the folks who climbed them, not only in Colorado, but across the nation and around the world.
The museum is filled with history, artwork, photos, gear, outfits, and cultural artifacts and a great interactive experience. It's a way for visitors to experience mountains they would never otherwise see or climb.
You'll be educated on the history and sport of mountain climbing and develop a greater respect and appreciation for the men and women who have conquered monumental peaks around the world. You might even be inspired to a climb a mountain yourself.
Whether you are a hiker, rock climber, mountain climber, or a mountain watcher, this museum is the cornerstone of Colorado's mountain culture.
The American Mountaineering Museum is located at 710 10th Street in Golden and is open Monday through Friday at 10 am and Saturdays at 12 noon. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for ages kids 6-16.