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.
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.
- Golden Gate Canyon State Park has 132 campsites, all beautifully laid out in a mountain forest.
- The best treks are right through the historic streets of Central City and in nearby Golden Gate Canyon.
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Jun – Stills in the Hills – Historic Main Street is filled with live music, local food and unlimited liquor tastings for a fee.
Jul-Aug – Central City Opera Festival – Can’t miss event featuring several amazing opera stage productions. Held at the Central City Opera House, each year brings something special and additional events for the whole family.
Activities near Central City
- Golden Alpine Slide (22mi)
- Indian Hot Springs (11mi)
- Golden Gate Canyon (10mi)
- Black Hawk (1mi)
- Denver (37mi)
- Golden (21mi)
- Idaho Springs (11mi)
- Nederland (19mi)
- Rollinsville (14mi)
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