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Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum

710 10th St, Golden, CO 80401-5835
+1 303-996-2755
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Watch the Fitz Roy climb movie. That alone is worth it. Interactive museum with movies and mountain models.

Great place to spend and hour or two. Staff was super helpful and knowledgable as well. Hands on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bill L
Bartow, Florida
via mobile
Don’t have to be mountain climber to appreciate museum

I’m not a mountain climber, but learned a lot from this small museum and can appreciate the... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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The Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum inspires an appreciation for the mountains and mountaineering. Through exceptional, interactive exhibitions, education programs, and world-renowned speakers, the Museum educates visitors about the history of the mountains, the climbers who visit them, their delicate environments, and the diverse cultures which inhabit them. "It is the first of its kind in North America and the ultimate mountaineering experience available indoors" - Jim Whittaker, First American to summit Mount Everest
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710 10th St, Golden, CO 80401-5835
+1 303-996-2755
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend and hour or two. Staff was super helpful and knowledgable as well. Hands on climbing gear. Lots of fun information on Colorado's 14000 foot peaks along with Everest models, and a fantastic Patagonia climb movie. Learn where that logo came from....More

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I’m not a mountain climber, but learned a lot from this small museum and can appreciate the fortitude of those who do participate. Exhibits include mountaineering history from the earliest of days to the evolution of the current trekkers in their techniques, equipment tools along...More

Thank Carol210
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Not a very big museum, but very interesting. The mountaineering library next door is fascinating. It has info from around the world- we could have spent all day there reading. Love taking visiting friends to this Museum.

1  Thank ddcarver
Reviewed 18 August 2015

This is a great little museum that has many interactive displays that are very well organized and very well put together. All the information presented in this museum is interesting and educational. This museum not only tells you about mountain climbing here in America, but...More

3  Thank Christian B
Reviewed 18 June 2015

The museum is small, actually only one big room. But the displays are very nicely done. Some of them are interactive, like the display about proper clothing. There are also two small TV rooms with a variety of videos playing. If you want to learn...More

Thank AF_Hiker
Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

Pretty small museum, but very informative. If you are into climbing or mountaineering, might be worth a visit when the rock is too wet to climb. Admittance is adults $5 and kids are $1, paid using the honor system.

Thank Donald G
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Informative and employees very helpful ! Great place to learn about early days of Colorado and surrounding areas !

Thank Fdrl L
Reviewed 29 September 2014

This is a must see if you are in the Denver Area. The museum has the history, artifacts and education of US mountaineering. clothing, gear, maps and explanations of how they worked, how the men and women struggled to achieve greatest all over the world....More

1  Thank JHMoss
Reviewed 16 June 2014

A Very cool place to learn about mountaineering. Several displays of equipment and maps around the area and the world. Staff are avaialble to answer questions. A great museum in a Great Town.

Thank Todd G
Reviewed 5 October 2013

Thank you for hosting the Certified Passive House Practitioner training. Your facility and staff are friendly and supportive. Your facility was excellent for our training. It was fascinating to see the mountaineering history on the walls and and in the museum. I highly recommend this...More

Thank seekayak
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