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Golden, Colorado: Global "Center of the World" Signpost

A pole on a bar deck is jammed with hilarious arrow signs that point to places all over the earth.

16005 Mt. Vernon Rd, Golden, CO
Outside of a wacky eatery named Rock Rest. I-70 exit 262. Drive west on US 40/Colfax Ave. for two blocks, turn right onto McIntyre St., drive north three blocks until it ends, then turn left and drive west three blocks on Golden Rd. The sign post will be on the left, just past the intersection of Golden and Mt. Vernon Rds.
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Global "Center of the World" Signpost

The signpost is located in Golden, Colorado, on the deck of a bar.

[Ronda Collins, 01/07/2013]
Global "Center of the World" Signpost

A fun place to stop and eat. They have a peanut butter bacon hamburger that's pretty good.

[Michelle Norwood, 04/15/2010]


Directions Signpost

Rock Rest, our large local restaurant/bar, has put out in front a huge direction pole with arrow signs pointing to places all over the earth. It's rather fitting, since Rock Rest stands at an old gold rush crossroads. Rock Rest itself is a peculiar yet oddly picturesque complex, complete with a cobblestone-walled quonset hut, stone arch gateway to the parking lot, cannon and dining deck. Once it still had the prostitute's cribs from when it served as the unofficial officers' club for nearby Camp George West but those were torn out for interior expansion. The great wooden pole may be 50 feet high, with arrows pointing every which direction from top to bottom. If you ever get lost, this is the place to be!

[Richard J. Gardner, 01/24/2004]

May 2009 - Photo added.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Fairway IncineratorFairway Incinerator, Golden, CO - 2 mi.
Triceratops TrailTriceratops Trail, Golden, CO - 2 mi.
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In the region:
Parking Lot Mountain Man, Denver, CO - 10 mi.

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