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Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum

710 10th St, Golden, CO 80401-5835
+1 303-996-2755
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Like mountains? Well worth the visit.

Surprisingly good museum about mountain climbing across the world. Liked the information about... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Cosmos M
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Caye Caulker, Belize
via mobile
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 28 December 2017
Bill L
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Bartow, Florida
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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
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+1 303-996-2755
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Surprisingly good museum about mountain climbing across the world. Liked the information about Colorado mountain climbing not being from this state. Two small film rooms are worth the time, but allow time in your visit to watch. Liked the self service kiosk to enter. Wish...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 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

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Reviewed 6 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

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Reviewed 29 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.

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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

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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

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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
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Reviewed 8 December 2014

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

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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
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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
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