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Central City/Black Hawk: Rivals Then, Rivals Now 1

Central City/Black Hawk: Rivals Then, Rivals Now

One hour west of Denver, the historic towns of Central City and Black Hawk still tell the story of Colorado’s roots. The Central City Mining District kicked off Colorado’s first gold rush. John Gregory discovered gold nuggets and flakes in Clear Creek and the event brought nearly 100,000 gold-hungry prospectors across the barren plains and into the Rocky Mountains. The…

Central City Restaurants: Everything From Fine Dining to Saloons 3

Central City Restaurants: Everything From Fine Dining to Saloons

If you find yourself in Central City on your Colorado vacation, then you’re probably there for the casino scene.  With all the casino buffets around, it would seem that there is little room for restaurants in this small gambling town.  This presents a unique problem if you find yourself burned out on lukewarm chicken and chewy day old beef.  Fortunately…

Casino Royale in Central City

Way back in the late 1800s, Central City was given the moniker of “The Richest Square Mile on Earth” as a result of the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush.  To put it plainly, Central City really does have a gilded history.  As the gold seams dried up, the city found other ways to draw people in looking to make it big,…