William F. Cody, known to the world as "Buffalo Bill," was buried here on Lookout Mountain above Golden in 1917. He ... More
Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum & Grave
William F. Cody, known to the world as "Buffalo Bill," was buried here on Lookout Mountain above Golden in 1917. He attained fame through his "Wild West" shows which he performed all over the world. The Memorial museum displays articles from the life and times of Buffalo Bill's adventurous life. Souvenirs and snacks are in abundance at the nearby Pahaska Tepee Gift Shop. Views of Golden and downtown Denver from Lookout Mountain are outstanding. Hours vary seasonally; check the website for more details.
When you get to the top of lookout mountain their is a little mountain park great for a road side picknic before turning the corner to the grave and museum.
Pulling into the parking lot you get a wonderful view of Golden, and the Coors brewery,as well as the sky-line of Denver in the distance.
Go inside of the museum great collection of memoribilia. Nice little gift shop and snack bar. Then the short walk around the buildings up the hill the the grave. Well worth the few bucks to see the museum. Grave is free.
Wild West #1
make sure to ascend the mountain from 19th street in golden, as opposed to the I-70 side. a great quick mountain fix if time is limited. can reach mountain top in under a half hour from downtown denver - lots of hairpin curves and views. recommended.
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