Gold Tourism – Denver Museum of Nature & Science

If you make it to Denver, this is a must stop! The Hall of minerals has lots of gorgeous crystals, mineral samples and lots of gold, especially Colorado gold. Here’s the entry area on the ground floor of the museum:

They are even encouraging everyone to “be a prospector”!!
Here’s a preview of the gold you’ll see. It includes the largest known placer nugget from Colorado and the largest gold specimen.

There are also lots of educational displays about Colorado mining and mineral types.

So, stop by the museum on your way to or from the goldfields to ogle the big gold and get a little education too 🙂


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Want to see more mining equipment, gold samples and a real stamp mill? Check out this museum an hour south of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science…

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