Curious about animals? The Denver Zoo
provides a home for 750 species and is
just minutes from downtown Denver. In
Parker, the Wildlife Experience features an
extensive collection of natural history and
exhibits. The Denver Botanic Gardens and
The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
offer serene gardens and plants from around
the world. For the more adventurous, visit
one of the region’s amusement parks, with
super-thrill rides or a water park with more
than 40 water attractions. No matter what
attraction you pick, you’ll have fun experiencing the Rocky Mountain region!
Denver Skate Park
20th & Little Raven St. Denver, 80202
A skaters paradise where you will find
skaters from beginners to professional.
Skaters enjoy rails, curbs, bowls and half-pipes all year long.
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster, 80020
Founded in July 1995, as the first standalone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the
nation, Butterfly Pavilion is a 30,000 square
foot facility situated on an 11-acre campus
provided by the City of Westminster, Colorado. It houses more than 5,000 animals,
including a famous tarantula named Rosie
and 1,600 butterflies in a tropical rainforest.
The pavilion teaches the young and old alike
about the need for conservation.
4600 Sleepytime Drive
Boulder, 80301; 303-581-1202
The largest manufacturer and marketer of
specialty hot teas in the country, Celestial
Seasonings offers tours through its art
gallery, herb garden and factory. Sample
more than 50 varieties of teas and experience The Mint Room, where crates of
peppermint and spearmint are stored.
End the visit with a stop by the café and
gift shop, where you can stock up on tea
for the year!
Colorado State Parks
State parks around the state offer magnificent scenic views and a great outdoor
experience. Activities for all ages, include
camping, biking, bird watching, boating,
cross-country skiing, fishing, horseback
riding, hunting, ice skating, jet-skiing,
sailing boating, sledding, snowmobiling,
swimming and many other activities and
Coors Brewing Company
13th and Ford Streets, Golden, 80401
Take a tour of one of the best-known breweries in the country at the Coors Brewing
Company in Golden. The 45-minute tour
includes insight into the beer-making
process from malting and brewing to packaging. Don’t miss the samples at the end!
Beer samples are served to visitors over 21
years of age with a valid I.D.
Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St., Denver, 80206
Love plants? Visit one of the top five botanical gardens in the nation. Denver Botanic
Gardens spans 24 acres and has more than
32,000 plants from around the world. The
Botanic Gardens also offer regular educational
programs, concerts, and other special events.
2300 Steele St., Denver, 80205
The most popular cultural attraction in
Denver for both young and old is the Denver
Zoo. The zoo is open every day of the year,
including Christmas. Founded in 1896, The
Denver Zoo is committed to animals across
the globe and seeks to secure a better world
for animals through human understanding.
It is one of the most visited zoos in the
country. Located conveniently just minutes
from downtown Denver in City Park on 80
acres, the zoo is recognized internationally as
a leader in exhibitry and continues to grow
as a leader in conservation and education
programs. Nearly 4,000 animals representing
over 750 species, live here.
16831 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison, 80465
This outdoor museum features Jurassic
dinosaur bones and more than 300 Cretaceous dinosaur footprints. It is conveniently
located just 15 miles west of downtown
Denver in the Morrison Fossil Beds National
Natural Landmark. Stop by the visitor’s
center and gift shop on your way out.
Four Mile Historic Park
715 S. Forest St., Denver, 80246
Four Mile Historic Park preserves Colorado’s western rural heritage. The Four Mile
House, Denver’s oldest house, once served
as a stagecoach stop, wayside inn and tavern
for travelers on the Cherokee Trail. The
facility provides 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., Building H
Golden, 80401; 303-727-8437;
This “Western Victorian” shopping and
entertainment complex provides a variety
of shops, restaurants, and entertainment
opportunities. It is open year-round and has
special seasonal and weekend events.
The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, 80120
Visitors to the Hudson Gardens and Event
Center will enjoy the facility’s 21 gardens,
which vary from flower, herb and water
gardens to wetlands and the cascades. A
multitude of concerts, educational programs
and holiday events throughout the year
entertain visitors of all ages. The 30 acres
of gardens include a garden railroad,
ponds, wildlife, sculptures and other natural
displays and hideaways.
Lakeside Amusement Park
I- 70 and Sheridan,
Denver, 80212; 303-477-1621