Central City is blessed with an abundance of activities to keep people busy! Our historic community takes you back to it’s founding by miners in 1859. While here, gaming aficionados will appreciate our 8 casinos which operate 24 hours per day. Other folks can enjoy the abundant wildlife in and around the community. Please explore the Gilpin County Museum, Art Galleries, and of course the historic Central City Opera House. If you like old stuff, go explore the cemeteries located around town or take a tour of the Coure D’Alene or Hidee mines. If those haven’t grabbed you yet, then check the “events” tab for other activities which occur throughout the year! Come visit…we’d love to see you!
The Visitors Center is located at: 103 Eureka Street at the Northern End of Main Street in the old Wells Fargo Building. The City Council and everyone on staff is excited to have acquired this beautiful historic building to house the Visitors Center.
One mile west of Central City (taking Eureka Street) lie three cemeteries with hundreds of ornate stone markers and intricate grill work, with headstones dating back to the 1860s. The three are the Central City Cemetery, the Knights of Pythias and the Catholic Cemetery.
Churches in Central City
Developed during 1885, the Coeur d’Alene Mine serves as a constant reminder of Central City’s mining heritage. Perched on the brow of Academy Hill in Central City, the Shaft House produced ore between 1885 and 1940.
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Central City...Then and Now!
Learn about Central City's "Period of Significance" 1859-1918
Gilpin County Historical Society
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Lodging in Central City