Other countries celebrate their mountaineers and their climbers the way we celebrate our overpaid and overhyped "professional" athletes. Here, in Golden, we finally have a place to celebrate and inform visitors of the climbing heritage and history of the climbers and mountaineers in the USA. Well done and informative displays, lots of bits and pieces of history (both written and materials/hardware), as well as movies and photographs. Definitely not to be missed while in metro Denver, and especially while in Golden. While an avid mountaineer can spend many hours in the museum, you can make do with a shorter visit of an hour or two if that's all the time you have. The same building also houses the American Alpine Club, the AAC library, the Colorado Mountain Club, Big City Mountaineers, Outward Bound West, the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, and Climbing For Life. The auditorium above the museum frequently has speakers, movies, and shows as well. Parking is plentiful and free.
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