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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
18301 W. Colfax Ave.
This “Western Victorian” shopping and
entertainment complex has unique shops
and restaurants open year-round, with
special rides, games and merchants open
seasonally or on weekends. Heritage
Square’s lodge and Victorian house are
available for special events.
The Hudson Gardens and
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
Mile High Flea Market
7007 E. 88th Ave.
Open on Wednesday and on the
weekend, this indoor-outdoor market
caters to a range of 20 to 40,000
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
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 parks.
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 one-sixth-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
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.
Dinosaur fossils at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Photo by Rich Grant, courtesy of VISIT DENVER