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Best things to do in Central City

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Casino
“Blackhawk is a beautiful 35 minute canyon drive away. Enjoy gambling and eating and a rooftop hot tub at my favorite casino in the state. ”
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Casino
“Black Hawk has several casinos to visit and the drive there is really enjoyable (into the mountains). It is close enough that you can drive there, gamble, and drive back in the same evening.”
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Opera House
“Black Hawk is full of casinos and its sister city, Central City, is the original city with tours through beautiful, older buildings; art galleries; casinos; the first dispensary in the state of Colorado; a thrift store; etc.”
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Locality
“Like to gamble? Try your luck at blackjack, roulette, or the slots? Well, short of Vegas itself, this place is rocking on the weekends. It's close enough for a beautiful drive up Clear Creek Canyon via Golden, but too far to spend less than an evening there. Recommendation: find one of the buses, or carpool, it's a long drive back if your luck ran out. ”
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Casino
“Central City is just a few minutes away, great views on the way and plenty of CASINO'S to have fun with. The food is excellent at many of the casino's.”
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Museum
“Immerse yourself in the local history...we have several claims to fame! Discover why the area is known as the richest square mile on earth.”
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Bar
“Today, there is only one operating brewery in Gilpin County, Colorado. Dostal Alley Brewpub & Casino, located on Main Street in Central City, is celebrating nearly 150 years of the advent of brewing in the “Little Kingdom of Gilpin”. During Colorado’s historic gold and silver rush years from 1859 to the early 1900s as many as fifteen different breweries made beer for thousands of thirsty miners in the “Pointylands.” ”
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Museum
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Café
“The name above is wrong, I can’t change it. New name and Owners. Buffawhale Coffee and Tea. Nice place to stop for a drink before you take your drive to see the sights of Colorado! ”
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Opera House
“Central City is a casino town with loads of Old West history. It’s a former gold mining camp where visitors still come to cash in. The historic downtown section is remarkably well kept. The best route into town is the Central City Parkway, a scenic drive high atop a mountain pass. Black Hawk is situated just one mile from town and has the bigger of the casinos. Central City moves at a slower pace than neighbor Black Hawk, making it more relaxed for a stroll around town. Central City Colorado Central City, Colorado – attractions & things to do 2 SHARES Facebook Twitter Central City is a casino town with loads of Old West history. It’s a former gold mining camp where visitors still come to cash in. The historic downtown section is remarkably well kept. The best route into town is the Central City Parkway, a scenic drive high atop a mountain pass. Black Hawk is situated just one mile from town and has the bigger of the casinos. Central City moves at a slower pace than neighbor Black Hawk, making it more relaxed for a stroll around town. Start your night off with a beer at Dostal Alley Saloon, the only microbrewery in town. They also serve up slots, video poker and pizza. Main Attractions: Casinos – Visitors have long been gambling in the buildings of Central City. Popular casinos include Century, Fortune Valley, and Johnny Z’s. Central City Opera – Home to one of the longest continually operating theater companies in the state, Central City Opera.”
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Art Gallery
“Great building and gallery showcasing the amazing work of our local artists!”
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Premise
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Point of Interest
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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.”
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Home Goods Store
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