IMWA2013 - Reliable Mine Water Technology
August 5 - 9, 2013
Day Tours and Other Points of Interest
Note: Day tours may be adjusted or canceled if required minimum number of participants is not met. Registration for all day tours must be made prior to the deadline of July 24, 2013.
Golden Area Tour (including Buffalo Bill's Grave) and Denver Museum of Nature and Science
|when||Tuesday, August 6, 2013 :: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|excludes||Lunch, but available for purchase at T Rex Café in Museum|
|cost||$ 85.00 USD per person|
By his request, Buffalo Bill was buried on Lookout Mountain in 1917, overlooking the Great Plains and the Rockies. Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a rock structure near Morrison, Colorado, where concerts are performed in the open-air amphitheatre. There is a large, tilted, disc-shaped rock behind the stage, a huge vertical rock angled outwards, and several large outcrops angled outwards from stage. Note: For those interested in a more detailed tour of downtown Golden, see Golden Walking Tours below.
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science inspires curiosity and excites minds of all ages through scientific discovery and the presentation and preservation of the world's unique treasures.Also in the museum are an IMAX theater and planetarium.
Georgetown, Georgetown Loop Train Ride, and
|when||Wednesday, August 7, 2013 :: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|excludes||Lunch, but will be available for purchase in Georgetown|
|cost||$ 115.00 USD per person|
The Georgetown Loop Railroad was one of Colorado's first visitor attractions. Completed in 1884, this spectacular stretch of three-foot narrow gauge railroad was considered an engineering marvel for its time. Today, the Loop is once again a popular tourist attraction and an exceptional way to see the Clear Creek Valley.
Since its beginning as a mining camp in 1859, Georgetown has attracted those who have sought something very special. First it was the magic of gold and silver ore, now it's the beauty and ambiance of this picturesque town surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. The Argo Mill was constructed to process the gold bearing ore from these mines. When completed, the Argo would be the largest mill of its type in the world. The mill processed over 100 million dollars of gold ore at the old time prices of $18 to $35 per ounce and stands today as a memorial to the hard rock miners of the day when GOLD WAS KING!
Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park
|when||Thursday, August 8, 2013 :: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|includes||Guided tour and entrance fee to Rocky Mountain National Park|
|excludes||Lunch, but will be available for purchase in Estes Park|
|cost||$ 85.00 USD per person|
THIS IS A "DON'T MISS" TRIP ON YOUR VISIT TO COLORADO. Rocky Mountain National Park's 415 square miles (1,075 km2) encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. Enjoy Trail Ridge Road – which crests over 12,000 feet (3,660 m) including many overlooks to experience the sub-alpine and alpine worlds – along with over 300 miles (480 kms) of hiking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, starry nights, and fun times.
Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum
|when||Friday, August 9, 2013 :: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|includes||Transportation and entrance fees|
|excludes||Lunch, but will be available for purchase at restaurants around complex|
|cost||$ 65.00 USD per person|
The Denver Art Museum is one of the largest art museums between Chicago and the West Coast, with a collection of more than 70,000 works of art divided between nine permanent collections including African, American Indian, Asian, European and American, modern and contemporary, pre-Colombian, photography, Spanish Colonial, and western American art.
Considered one of the most important painters of the 20th century, Clyfford Still (1904-1980) was among the first generation of Abstract Expressionist artists who developed a new and powerful approach to painting in the years immediately following World War II.
Other Points of Interest
|Butterfly Pavilion||Walk among more than 1,000 butterflies from around the world; great for kids||www.butterflies.org|
|Colorado Railroad Museum||A short drive from Golden; a record of Colorado's dynamic railroad era, particularly its pioneering, narrow gauge mountain railroads||coloradorailroadmuseum.org|
|Denver Botanical Garden||Wide range of gardens that illustrate an ever-widening diversity of plants from all corners of the world||www.botanicgardens.org|
|Denver Mint||Watch coins be minted; 45-minute tours; reservations required||www.usmint.gov/mint_tours|
|Denver Zoo||A truly world-class zoo; adjacent to Museum of Nature and Science||denverzoo.org|
|Elitch Gardens||Theme and water park||elitchgardens.com/theme-park|
|Water World||Water slides, wave pool, etc. for the kids||waterworldcolorado.com|