This museum occupies Hangar Number One on Lowry Campus, formerly known as the Lowry Air Force Base. Here, visitors can view 31 aircraft, from a World War II Corsair to the B1A Bomber. The museum also houses extensive exhibits on the history of Lowry Air Force Base, World Wars I and II, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower and even the Hubbell Telescope. A display on the science of flight includes a space station simulator.
This preserved park features three barns complete with chicken coops and root cellars on 12 acres (4.85 hectares) of land. Children can pan for gold or pick a pumpkin in during the spooky season. Carriage rides are available for the entire family on weekends. The park provides guided tours of the Four Mile House, the oldest standing home in the city.
This 155-acre (63-hectare) park is home to two formal gardens, one of which is a replica of George Washington's garden at Mount Vernon. The park is always full of walkers, joggers and bicyclists taking advantage of the trails and roads that encompass and dissect the entire grounds. Fishing on the park's two lakes is popular and there are also greens for lawn bowling, tennis and basketball courts, playgrounds, plenty of space for volleyball games and a recreation center with an indoor pool.
Minerals, the lure of the west, are now the lure of this museum. Featuring four buildings in a park-like setting, it provides a window to the world of mining. It includes over 4000 mining items like steam engines, drills, picks and pans, early photographs and even a stable of live burros. In this hands-on museum, kids can try their luck at panning for gold. There are tables for picnics and plenty of RV parking.
Characterized by a landscape that comprises rock formations, rolling grasslands, wooded areas, and prairie fields, Castlewood Canyon State Park is a scenic outdoor destination. This diverse terrain attracts avid explorers who can trace the park's expanse through exhilarating hiking excursions. Shrublands and wetlands form a part of the intricate network of habitats that highlight the area's natural features. Apart from hiking, an activity that allows visitors to observe the flora and fauna which thrive here, picnicking is another favorite pastime. Additionally, you can survey the lingering vestiges of Castlewood Canyon Dam during your time here.
This historical ruin found in Castlewood Canyon State Park was built for the sole purpose of irrigation. Constructed in 1890, with cement and local materials available, the Castlewood Canyon dam was already embroiled in controversy. This 80 feet (25 meters) thick wall immediately showed signs of seepage and leakage which put the settlers at the foothill in deep concern. The engineers and owners maintained the belief that the integrity and solid structure of the dam was impenetrable. The Chief engineer, A.M.Welles issued a statement as to no damage would result to man or land due to the dam. All assurances washed away when the dam broke in a storm on August 3rd, 1933. The dam is located in the middle of the state park and is easily visible when you drive through Douglas county. Today it is a good hiking spot and families can spend a day at the park as well book the picnic spots and reserve a place for conferences and weddings. This historic architectural masterpiece should not be missed.
Daniels Park has over 1,000 acres of land and the public can explore 200 acres which is only 20 miles south of Denver. Take route I-25 to the Castle Pines exit and drive three miles to the park. Once there, drive on the road that cuts through the park to experience the preservation area for a herd of buffalo. You might also see elk, deer, antelope and coyotes. The views of the mountains are magnificent. Park the car when the mood moves you, enjoy the views, and picnic at one of the designated locations. This is a perfect place for a quiet day trip.
This park is one of the most visually stunning parks in Colorado, best known for its fabulous red rock formations, with fossils chronicling the life of animals and plants for more than one billion years. The ecological diversity here is a result of the "zone of transition" location, between the plains and the mountains. Micro-climates within the parkland have produced seven unique plant communities, all mixing species from both the mountain and plains zones. This is a great place to hike and view wildlife without dodging mountain bikes. But watch out for mountain lions.