Central City for Lunch

I, Zeb the Duck, love to go out to lunch.  I went back to Central City, Colorado with Soapy Smith Duck, Soapy’s dog Steve, and our moms.   Look at this train engine.

Train engine in Central City

Train engine in Central City

It was built in 1896 and ran between Golden, Colorado and Central City.  The tracks were along Clear Creek, near highway 6 today.  The last run was April 10, 1941. Central City, Colorado now owns this engine.

Near the train engine is the Reserve Hotel and Casino.

Historic building hosting Reserve Hotel and Casino

Historic building hosting Reserve Hotel and Casino

When gambling was legalized in Central City, the casinos could not build new buildings or change the outside of any existing structure.  The casinos are in these great old historic buildings.   Here, at the Reserve, we ate lunch.  The casino includes the Guitar Bar.

65 foot Guitar Bar

65 foot Guitar Bar

The web site says this is largest themed guitar bar in Colorado, maybe everywhere?  The 65 foot long bar is shaped like a guitar, has 14 slot machines and autographed guitars.   Also there are big screen TVs and a state of the art sound system.   Keeping with the theme, we saw this picture of Jimi Hendrix.

Jimi

Jimi

We did not sit at the bar, but our moms did try, or should we say, donate, to this slot machine.

Slot machine at Reserve Casino

Slot machine at Reserve Casino

It was fun, but not profitable.   We enjoyed the buffet at the Reserve Casino’s Chef’s Kitchen.  There was so much food, but we did have to try these desserts.

We like pie

We like pie

The pies look so good (and they were), but look at this chocolate fountain.

Chocolate fountain with marshmallows, strawberries and more

Chocolate fountain with marshmallows, strawberries, pineapple and more

Humans and ducks love chocolate fountains.  As we left the casino, we learned that they would miss us.

We will come back

We will come back

We will miss them also and we will come back soon.

Next was Central City’s Coeur d’Alene Mine Shaft House.

Tours available in summer.  Closed now.

Tours available in summer. Closed now.

Remember Central City was a mining town.  They have tours here in the summer, but not now.   Steve was happy to explore the area.

Steve loves to explore but stays with the humans

Steve loves to explore but stays with the humans

Here we are with Steve.  She is expecting a treat from Soapy’s mom.  Steve is a good girl, so she did get a treat.

We watch Steve anticipate a treat

We watch Steve anticipate a treat

We like Central City and know you would like it also.  You can enjoy the scenery, hike, gamble, shop or eat.  Central City is great.

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