The series of five exhibits recreates a portion
of the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.
Visitors can wind through rock outcroppings
and brush to discover amazing views of
lions, African wild dog and hyena. The zoo
continues to create innovative wildlife habitats such as Tropical Discovery, Northern
Shores and Primate Panorama. Gates
Wildlife Conservation Education Center, a
regional hub for activities, introduces
Coloradans of all ages to the principles of
conservation and natural resources.
16831 W. Alameda Pkwy.
Located just 15 miles west of downtown
Denver in the Morrison Fossil Beds National
Natural Landmark, Dinosaur Ridge is an
outdoor museum that features Jurassic
dinosaur bones and more than 300
Cretaceous dinosaur footprints. A visitor’s
center and gift shop are located on-site.
Four Mile Historic Park
715 S. Forest St.
Four Mile Historic Park seeks to preserve
Colorado’s western rural heritage. It is
home to Four Mile House, Denver’s oldest
house, which once served as a stagecoach stop, wayside inn and tavern for
travelers on the Cherokee Trail. The 12-
acre park offers school/youth programs,
senior field trips, special events, guided
museum and grounds tours, a summer
day camp and site rental opportunities.
18301 W. Colfax Ave.
This “Western Victorian” shopping and
entertainment complex has unique shops
and restaurants open year-round, with spe-
cial rides, games and merchants open sea-
sonally or on weekends. Heritage Square’s
lodge and Victorian house are available for
The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
6115 S. Santa Fe Drive
The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
offers a multitude of concerts, educational programs and holiday events throughout the year. Visitors will enjoy the facility’s 21 gardens, which vary from
flower, herb and water gardens to wetlands and the cascades. The gardens
span 30 acres and are arranged
around a garden railroad, ponds,
wildlife, sculptures and other natural displays and hideaways.
Lakeside Amusement Park
I- 70 and Sheridan
This amusement park offers countless rides,
games and roller coasters for adults, as well
as 15 rides for children. The park offers free
parking and welcomes picnics.
Mile High Flea Market
7007 E. 88th Ave.
Open on Wednesday and on the weekend, this indoor-outdoor market caters
from 20 to 40,000 customers regularly.
Mother Cabrini Shrine
20189 Cabrini Blvd.
Owned by the Missionary Sisters of the
Sacred Heart of Jesus, this shrine is a place
of prayer, pilgrimage and devotion to Saint
Frances Xavier Cabrini. The area includes a
chapel, grotto, statue, artifacts, barn and a
stone house available for meetings.
National Center for Atmospheric
1850 Table Mesa Drive
Discover how scientists study weather and
climate at NCAR’s Mesa Lab. Enjoy science exhibits, an educational research
center, gift shop, weather trail, art galleries and special public events. The site
also is a natural preserve for wildlife that
roam the area and in nearby mountain
Tiny Town, Colorado
6249 S. Turkey Creek Road
Tiny Town, 80465
Touted as the oldest village and railroad
in the country, Tiny Town was created at
the site of the Denver-Leadville stagecoach stop southwest of Denver in
1915. Today, the onesixth- sized town
has more than 100 colorful buildings
and offers a train ride that is powered
by authentic steam locomotive.
West 88th Avenue and Pecos Street
Located on 64 acres, the park features 42
water attractions, including Speed Slides,
Lazy River and Thunder Bay. Picnics are welcome and parking is free. Other amenities
include a gift shop, tube rentals and lockers.
The Wildlife Experience
10035 S. Peoria
This wildlife conservation museum features
an extensive collection of natural history,
paintings, sculptures, photography and film
exhibits throughout the year. The 101,000-
square-foot center also houses a restaurant,
gift shop and educational programs.