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<h4>Coors Brewery Tour</h4>
Two blocks east of the downtown shopping district is the starting point for touring the world’s largest brewery. Tour vans collect visitors at the parking lot, take them on a brief drive through downtown, then over to the Brewery.
The tour includes a brief history of the business, an explanation of the brewing process, a chance to see the beer being made, and a trip to the Coors hospitality room, where visitors of legal drinking age can sample Coors products for free!
<b>May 30-Labor Day
</b> Monday-Sat 10-4
<b>The Rest of the Year
</b> Thursday – Monday 10-4
<b>Closed on holidays.</b>
<b>Address:</b> 13th and Ford Streets<b>
<b>Website: </b> <a href=”http://www.coors.com/agegate/”> http://www.coors.com/agegate/</a>
The Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Preserve is well worth visiting. Located just above the city on Lookout Mountain, they have a beautiful facility, built largely of recycled materials. Exhibits cover migrating birds and information about the ponderosa pine forest. The center sits on a 110-acre property that includes several nature trails.
<b>Address</b>: 910 Colorow Road
<b>Distance from Downtown</b>: 7.1 miles
<b>Drive Time:</b> 16 minutes
<b>Website: </b> <a href=”http://lmnc.jeffco.us”>lmnc.jeffco.us</a>
Miners Alley Playhouse produces both comedies and drama. It seats 125, so every seat is close to the stage, and the performances are uniformly first-rate. They have a bar in the lobby, and you’re welcome to take your drink with you into the theater. There are many restaurants within a block or two of the theater. Check the web site or lobby posters to see what’s currently on stage.
They also have a children’s theater, which produces several plays each year and generally offers performances on Saturday afternoons.
<b>Address</b>: 13th & Washington, 2nd floor – Downtown
<b>Drive Time:</b> 16 minutes
<b>Website: </b> <a href=”http://www.minersalley.com”>www.minersalley.com</a>
It is rumored that Golden has the highest number of museums per capita in the State. Whether or not that’s accurate, we do have an impressive collection, appealing to rock hounds, history buffs, quilters, climbers, and art aficionados. See our <a href=”http://golden.comsite/museums/”>museums page</a> to learn more about them.
All of the following museums are within easy walking distance of Downtown.
<li>American Mountaineering Museum</li>
<li>Astor House Museum</li>
<li>Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum</li>
<li>Foothills Art Center</li>
<li>Golden History Center</li>
<li>Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum</li>
These museums are less than fifteen minutes from Downtown Golden by car:
<li>Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave</li>
<li>Colorado Railroad Museum</li>
<li>Golden Oldy Cyclery</li>
<a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSEwhaJlOnk”><img src=”http://golden.com/images/headers/projectorSM.jpg” alt=”” width=”47″ height=”58″ align=”left” border=”0″ hspace=”6″ /></a>Golden is fortunate to be the home of the National Renewable Energy Lab. Founded in the 1970s by the Carter administration, NREL has been working on solar, wind, biomass, and other forms of sustainable energy for more than 30 years.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Education Center features programs on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Education programs for grades 4-12 and adult groups are available. E-mail <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com</a> or call 303-384-6565 for reservations. Walk-in visitors can take virtual tours of NREL research labs and learn more about selected technologies. For hours, directions and special events, visit <a href=”http://www.nrel.gov/education_center”> www.nrel.gov/education_center</a>
<b>Address</b>: 15013 Denver West Parkway – Exit 263 off I-70
<b>Distance from Downtown</b>: 5.3 miles
<b>Drive Time</b>: 16 minute
<b>Website: </b> <a href=”http://www.nrel.gov/education_center”>www.nrel.gov/education_center</a>