6028 South Gallup Street Littleton, CO 80120 +1 303 795 3950
The Littleton Museum might not sound like the most interesting museum in Denver, but it ranks up there for history buffs and generally curious folks. Located just outside of downtown Littleton, the museum is home to all kinds of examples of the town's history and culture, from industry and architecture to education and art. The Littleton Museum boasts an award-winning building and long hours for a museum, as well as interactive exhibits for children and rotating art exhibitions relating to the town. Be sure to check out the outdoor portion of the museum; a preserved barn and farmhouse on the original land with all the interiors restored for exploration!
This famed live music venue hosted some illustrious names in the past, including The Doors and Cream. It remains one of Denver's premier alternative music stages and hosts fantastic local acts. Friday and Saturday nights are the best for gigs, with many national acts passing through; weekdays are more themed, with ladies night on Thursday and, sometimes, the stage is the perfect foil for a raucous evening of karaoke. Check the website for details of upcoming events.
6115 South Santa Fe Drive Littleton, CO 80120 +1 303 797 8565
The historic Hudson Gardens and Event Center is one of Colorado's best outdoor event centers and is perfect to see a show, or hold a private function or event at. It is a display garden, featuring local flora and trees; there are several facilities available for rent, including the Garden Canopy and the Welcome Garden. The center also holds a popular series of summer concerts and has been used for weddings, meeting and large corporate functions. Call or check the website for more details.
7800 West Bowles Avenue Littleton, CO 80123 +1 303 409 2100(City Park Council)
Clement Park is the perfect stop for active, outdoorsy families, featuring an impressive array of sports facilities, including six baseball fields, eight tennis courts, a skate park, volleyball courts, batting cages, Johnson Lake, and much more. Whether you want to have a picnic, let the kids loose on the playgrounds, or even attend an event at the Grant Amphitheater, Clement Park's the place.
1912 South Broadway Denver, CO 80210 +1 303 733 8810
This former movie theater is recognized as one of the best climbing gyms in Denver. It is perfect for beginners looking to learn the basics of climbing in a safe, supervised environment. Advanced climbers can practice new techniques on the gym's varied climbing walls, or use the free weights and stair steppers to build stamina. Admission, which includes use of locker room, ranges by day, month and year. Rentals, including shoes, harness and chalk bag are all available.
1600 West 12th Street Denver Water Denver, CO 80204 +1 303 628 6000
A popular place for runners and families of bikers, Waterton Canyon, located southwest of downtown, offers a little something for all riding skill levels. The six mile dirt and gravel road traversing the canyon along the South Platte River is a gentle grade and offers beginners a chance to learn, families a chance to have some fun and a more experienced rider a chance to warm up for the real work ahead. Pick up the Carpenter Peak Trail and start climbing a narrow single-track filled with steep switchbacks. Once at the top of the peak, speed down through brush and dense forest into Stevens Gulch, which is a flat stretch with sandy areas, logs and creek crossings. At mile 10, you will reach an intersection. Turn left and head back toward the damn, via one more short climb. The final edgy decent down a windy drainage back to the road provides white-knuckle fun and poses obstacles for the most skilled riders. Watch out for the three-foot drop at about mile 11.5. Cruise down the easy road and call it a day.
299 South Raleigh Denver, CO 80219 +1 303 922 6306
Erected in 1926 by Robert Willison, St. Cajetan's Church was Denver's first house of worship for Spanish-speaking Catholics. Inspired by the holy sanctuaries of Mexico, the church displays a typical southwestern design. It holds a place on the National Register of Landmarks and is a Denver landmark as well. The old church stands on the Auraria campus and functions as a theater facility for university productions.
3333 South Colorado Boulevard Denver, CO 80222 +1 303 757 1352
Conceived by Donald Ross in 1927, the Wellshire Golf Course is a masterpiece of design, with smooth greens and mature trees lining the narrow fairways. Spanning 6,542 yards, the par 72 course has plenty of rolling fairways creating numerous blind shots. Compounding this are bogey-inducing traps protecting all the greens. It is a course that rewards those who keep the ball on the fairway. A bar and grill is available to golfers seeking a quick snack. Tee times can be reserved up to seven days in advance.
6937 South Simms Street Littleton, CO 80127 +1 303 409 2250
The Meadows Golf Course recently received a rating as one of the best public golf courses in the western United States. Spanning 6,995 yards, the par 72 championship course intertwines with Dutch Creek, providing plenty of hazards throughout the course. The links-style design also has plenty of ball-swallowing roughs, and greens with enough slope to test even the most skilled of putters. Tee times can be made up to three days in advance.
5201 Brighton Boulevard Denver, CO 80216 +1 303 293 2466
The oldest in Denver to still be in operation, Riverside Cemetery was established in 1876. Taking up 77 acres (31.16 hectares), Riverside Cemetery is the site of notable burials like those of Congressman James B. Belford and naturalist Thomas Belt. Tours of the cemetery are available.
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