National Travel and Tourism Week

Bare Necessities:  Golden High School will be performing The Jungle Book this weekend.  Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7PM and Saturday afternoon at 2PM.  701 24th St.

National Travel & Tourism Week in Golden ColoradoThe first week of May is National Travel and Tourism Week, and our fair city plans to celebrate with several events.

On Tuesday May 3rd, from 11:30-1, the newly remodeled Visitors Center (10th & Washington) will hold an open house.  They’ll have several photo ops, including Golden mascots and the newest generation of Coors tour buses, and the first 50 visitors will enjoy a free boxed lunch!

Want to be more involved in the community?  The Visitors Center will host a Volunteer Fair on Wednesday May 4th.  Many of Golden’s non-profit organizations will be on hand, including the Colorado Environmental Film Festival, Colorado Railroad Museum, Foothills Art Center, Golden Chamber of Commerce, Golden History Center, Golden Library, Golden Visitors Center, Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, Jeffco Open Space, and the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.  Meet representatives from those organizations, learn about their volunteer needs, and you might discover a match made in heaven!  Food, drinks, entertainment, and door prizes will all be part of the event.

Friday May 6th, you’re invited to be a tourist in your own city!  Residents of ZIP codes 80401, 80402, and 80403 will receive FREE ADMISSION at the American Mountaineering Center, Buffalo Bill Grave & Museum, Colorado Railroad Museum, Foothills Art Center, CSM Geology Museum, Golden History Center, Golden Visitors Center, Lookout Mountain Nature Center, and the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.  Many of the museums will have special events or have not-usually-on-display artifacts out.  Jeffco Schools are closed that day, so the timing is perfect.

On Saturday May 7th, you can join guided hikes leaving from the Golden Visitors Center at 10AM, 12PM, & 2PM.   Hikers (or walkers) can pick up trail maps, reusable water bottles, sunscreen and more at the Visitors Center. It’s an opportunity to educate residents and visitors about Golden’s extensive trail system.

For more information (and to check for any last-minute changes), visit the City’s official tourism site,