American Mountaineering Museum

710 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401

(303) 996-2755


The Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum opened its doors in February 2008 to be the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the heroism, technology, culture and spirit of mountaineering.

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    Adults: $5.00 Children (under 12): $1.00

Word on the Street

The Mountaineering Museum opened in February 2008 and is the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to preserving the culture and history of mountaineering. 

Visitors experience the world of mountain and rock climbing with exhibits on climate, science, cultures and humanities as they related to mountaineering. It also honors the achievements of mountaineers.

Learn about mountaineering from a movie at the entrance and then move through several interactive exhibits. The museum also has a section on mountain safety. 

American Mountaineering Museum: From the Parents


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