Once called the "Richest Square Mile on Earth," this historic old mining town is dotted with the old gold mines and hundreds of Victorian buildings. More than a half billion dollars of gold was mined in the area and the town once boasted a population of 30,000. Today, there are 300 year-round residents. Along with Black Hawk, it is part of a National Historic District.
It is about a 45-minute drive from Denver. Most people take the Central City Parkway which is a 8.4 mile 4 four lane parkway that runs from Hidden Valley at I-70 Exit 243, straight into downtown Central City. takes 10-15 minutes depending on the weather
- Hidee Gold Mine, 1950 Hidee Mine Rd, ☏ .
- 1 Central City Opera House. The country's fifth oldest Opera Company that still performs to this day.
- 2 Reserve Casino Hotel, 321 Gregory Street, ☏ , toll-free: .
- Fortune Valley Casino Hotel, 321 Gregory St.
Central City is only one mile from Black Hawk, walking distance, just up the hill. There are shuttles that run between the towns also.