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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Natural Feature
“The Coeur d'Alene Mine Shaft House serves as a constant reminder of Gilpin County's mining heritage. Developed in 1885, the Coeur d'Alene produced ore into the 1940s. Tours of the building, which is perched on the brow of Academy Hill, allow visitors to see antique mining equipment, the inner workings of a mine shaft house, and panoramic views of Central City and Black Hawk.”
  • 1 local recommends
Casino
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Scary to some, fun for others! A winding mountain road with great views and lots of steep drop-offs. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Cemetery
“A half mile up Eureka Street to the west are three cemeteries with hundreds of ornate stone markers and intricate grill work, and headstones dating back to the 1860s. The three are the Central City Cemetery, the Knights of Pythias and the Catholic Cemetery. Visitors can explore these cemeteries and wander among the headstones marking early day Central City residents' grave sites.”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“Take a tour in an old mine with a real miner as a guide. Need to make a reservation ahead of time.”
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School
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“At your doorstep. Easy hike to amazing views of Mt. Evans and the Continental divide. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Casino
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“It's only open Wednesday - Saturday, but they have amazing burgers and fried cheese curds!”
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Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“If you want a drink in the oldest bar in town, this is the place! And I love the wallpaper!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Casino
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Just to the East of Bellevue Mountain, Mostly private access. Trails lead to amazing views of Denver.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest