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. Please explore the Gilpin County Museum, Art Galleries, and of course the historic Central City Opera House. If you like old stuff, go explore the cemeteries located around town or take a tour of the Coure D’Alene or Hidee mines. If those haven’t grabbed you yet, then check the events page for other activities which occur throughout the year! Come visit…we’d love to see you!
What to do...
Due to the temporary closure of our casinos (COVID-19 precautionary measure), the inter-city shuttle between Central City and Black Hawk will not be operating.
Since 2016, Central City and Black Hawk began providing a free joint shuttle between the two cities. Central City stops include the following:
- Stop 11 - Lawrence Street - near the Johnny Z's Casino
- Stop 12 - Main Street Central City - near the Easy Streeet Casino, Dostal Alley Casino & Brewery, Century Casino & Hotel, Bonanza Casino and many other non-gaming attractions and points of interest
- Stop 13 - Gregory Street - near the Grand Z Casino & Hotel
Weekdays: a bus is estimated to arrive every 30 minutes - hours 10 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. Monday - Thursday.
Weekend service: a bus is estimated to arrive every 15 minutes - hours 12 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. Friday - Sunday.
Visit our friendly staff at the Visitors Center for more information about Central City! The Visitors Center is the best place to stop for information about all casinos, historic sites, restaurants, walking tours, cemeteries and anything else fun and interesting in the area.
103 Eureka St, Central City, CO 80427
Hours of Operation:
Open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. DAILY (September - Memorial Day)
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Memorial Day - August