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Central City

Located just over 35 miles west of Denver is a hidden gem! Central City is blessed with an abundance of activities to keep people busy! Our historic community takes you back to its founding by miners in 1859. While here, gaming aficionados will appreciate our 6 casinos which operate 24 hours per day.

Other folks can enjoy the abundant wildlife in and around the community. Experience the Gilpin County Museum, Art Galleries, and of course the historic Central City Opera House. If you like heritage, explore the cemeteries located around town or take a tour of the Coeur D’Alene or Hidee mines.

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The historic City of Central, commonly known as Central City, is a home rule municipality located in Gilpin and Clear Creek counties, Colorado, United States. Central City is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Gilpin County. The city population was 779, all in Gilpin County, at the 2020 United States Census. The city is a historic mining settlement founded in 1859 during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush and came to be known as the “Richest Square Mile on Earth”. Central City and the adjacent city of Black Hawk form the federally designated Central City/Black Hawk Historic District. The city is now a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Front Range Urban Corridor.

– Updated 2022

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