Local Activities

Adventures, Shopping and Dining

Stay & Play

A convenient basecamp for Rocky Mountain activities and attractions

Whether you’re looking to simply escape the heat of the city or entertain out-of-town guests, Idaho Springs is perfectly centered to get you into the mountains and enjoy the warm days and cool summer nights.

Idaho Springs Colorado

All Activities and Attractions

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MTN Prime

Mountain Steakhouse, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

MTN Prime is a scratch restaurant specializing in steaks, seafood, and a modern touch on classic American cuisine. They are open for lunch and dinner every day or brunch from 9:30 to 12:30 every Saturday and Sunday.

Argo Mill & Tunnel

Mine Tour, Gold Panning

Each professionally guided tour of the Argo Mill and Tunnel takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. A gold panning lesson and experience, which lasts about 20 minutes, is also included with every Argo Mill and Tunnel tour.

The Spice & Tea Exchange

Fine spices, handcrafted seasonings and gifts

Explore gifts and accessories in the best local gift shop in town. Whether you’re new to the culinary scene, own your own food service business, or are simply looking to add a bit of spice to your life, our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect menu additions! We’re known for our over 85 handcrafted seasonings, which we hand-mix in store daily. Stop on by to watch our Spice Masters at work!

The Soap Shop

Handcrafted Soaps and Gifts

All of our Bath & Body Product are all Handcrafted in Idaho Springs, CO! That's how we know that no corners are cut and that our customers receive the best quality products available. We are one of the largest Handcrafted Soap Producers in Colorado, and its always hands- on when mixing a batch.

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Beau Jo’s

Colorado-Style Pizza

At Beau Jo’s Idaho Springs, pizza is more than just a meal; it’s a Coloradoan way of life. Hearty, stacked high with toppings, and held together by their famous crust, their authentic Colorado-style pizza is the best in town – in fact, it’s the best in the state. Whether you’re making a stop in Idaho Springs to escape the I-70 traffic, or you’re planning a weekend getaway to this historic mining town, Beau Jo’s has you covered when it comes time to eat.


Westbound & Down Brewing Company

Brewery, Lunch and Dinner

Westbound & Down is a brewing company dedicated to adventure. A family-run business with deep Colorado roots that aims to infuse the spirit of the West in every keg, bottle, meal, and moment.

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Tommyknocker Brewery

Brewpub, Lunch and Dinner

For more than 25 years, Tommyknocker Brewery has been passionately crafting award winning ales and lagers. TKB has been awarded over 100 medals from a multitude of local, national, and international competitions.

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Idaho Springs Historical Society

Discover the exciting past of Idaho Springs!

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