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Sat, Apr 01

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Big Daddy's Bagels

Buffalo Bill Museum Drive and Lunch

Join us for a short twisty drive from Golden to the Buffalo Bill Museum, then down to Idaho Springs for Lunch. Even with unpredictable CO weather, this should be a great Spring outing.

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Buffalo Bill Museum Drive and  Lunch
Buffalo Bill Museum Drive and  Lunch

Time & Location

Apr 01, 2023, 8:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Big Daddy's Bagels, 106 N Rubey Dr, Golden, CO 80403, USA

About the Event

The museum was established to tell the story of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody four years after his death and burial on Lookout Mountain west of Denver.   The gallery exhibits include information on Cody’s life and burial on Lookout Mountain, Lakota performers, the Wild West show, Wild West firearms, and examples of the use of Cody’s image in pop culture, including the legendary men and women who performed with the show (such as Annie Oakley, Sitting Bull, and Black Elk), Cody’s support of women’s equality, and background on American Indian oppression in the West. 

Quick Facts

  • April 1 is a free day at the Museum
  • We’ve reserved a room at The Clear Creek Cidery & Eatery, 1446 Miner St. Please RSVP if you plan to attend the lunch!!
  • Idaho Springs Parking is $2/hr. Pay at kiosks, scan, pay by phone or use the app (see below).
  • Attention lowered cars, there are speedbumps on Lookout Mountain Road! No dirt roads.
  • Binoculars may come in handy!
  • For a printable version of this Event, click here.

Meet 8:45-9 am: Loaf & Jug / Big Daddy Bagels, 106 N. Rubey, Golden. Please be respectful of business parking, aim for the central D-shaped Parkway in front of Big Daddy Bagels. Restrooms at Loaf & Jug, coffee/smoothies/bagels at Big Daddy Bagels.

Driver’s Meeting 9:15 AM: Meet fellow members, review route and sign the waiver.

Departure 9:30 AM: Exit left on CO-93 towards central Golden. Cross the light, continue to 19 th St / Lookout Mountain Road (.8 mi) and turn right. Enjoy 4.7 tight & twisty miles up and turn into Museum parking lot. Lets park together for a photo. Museum opens at 10 am.

Enjoy the Museum, Gift Shop, exceptional views (got binoculars?), or wander park trails as you like. Get back to your car by 11:10 am.

Departure 11:15 AM to Idaho Springs: Exit right onto Lookout Mountain Road, continue 4.6 miles to the stop sign at Mt Vernon Country Club Road and the I70 onramp. Take the I70 W onramp towards Idaho Springs. Continue 13.4 miles and take exit 240. Turn right onto 13 th Ave. and continue turning right onto Idaho Street to park.

Idaho Springs Parking is $2/hr. Pay at kiosks, scan, pay by phone or use the app: Parking Info.  Download the app advance, it takes a few minutes the first time you use it and there is a 0.20¢ fee (well worth it!) Illegal parking tickets are $50 and double in 14 days.

We chose Clear Creek Cidery & Eatery for the menu’s variety, chef prepared dishes and the exceptional cider and beer menu. Space is limited to 40 guests.

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