Sunday morning in Golden, Colorado, we awake to another beautiful day. I am anxious to explore. Top on the list today is to visit the Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave.
This is an excerpt from the Golden Guide, a magazine highlighting the areas’ attraction.
The Wild West comes to life at the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, operating near Golden since 1921. Enjoy exhibits of rare artifacts, try on cowboy clothes, and discover if Buffalo Bill visited your town. And, of course, visit Buffalo Bill’s grave and enjoy the spectacular view from atop Lookout Mountain. Complete your visit by browsing through the Denver area’s largest museum gift shop and enjoying a buffalo burger at the cafe.
As we embark on this excursion, we don’t bother to look at a map, which is so unlike us. We had noticed the directional sign yesterday on our way into town – to Lookout Mountain – and figured there was only one road, which turned out to be true. So we feel it’s not like we could get lost. However, we didn’t realize the climb in elevation and the switch backs involved.
The views were breathtaking and more than once we were at eye level or even higher than the paragliders. In yesterday’s post, I posted photos of this mountain in the distance. I had no idea we would be driving by the ‘M’ on the mountain today. How cool is this!
Once we reach the museum and gift shop, we are greeted with views in all directions. We can see why William “Bill” Cody wanted to be buried on Lookout Mountain. The scent of Pine fills the air. Al and I take our time taking in the view and filling our lungs with the fresh mountain air. We take a well-marked trail through the pine trees to Buffalo Bill’s final resting place. His wife, Louisa, is also buried here by his side.
After a moment of respect, Al and I return to Buffalo Bills Pahaska Teepee, the gift shop and no it’s not a teepee, but there is a teepee in front of the museum. The gift shop is filled with every imaginable trinket one can think of. Al notices a sign, “buy a T-shirt and receive 1/3 pound of fudge free”. Well, FREE sign me up. The search for T-shirts ensues. There’s Al, Ingrid and two kids. I’m always picking up T-shirts for the kids.
My hunt was somewhat successful with the purchase of two shirts…one for Al and one for me, none for the kids. Thus, a piece of fudge for Al and a piece of fudge for me 🙂 We head outside, once again taking in the view and air while enjoying our fudge….yum.
Time to head back to camp and await daughters arrival for dinner. What a fun day!