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 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.
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.
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.
With its calendar loaded with a plethora of events throughout the year, Newman Center For The Performing Arts is one of the premier performing arts and cultural centers in Denver. This state-of-the-art center comprises a number of facilities like the acoustically splendid June Swaner Gates Concert Hall, the flexible Elizabeth Eriksen Byron Theatre, the elegant Frederic C. Hamilton Family Recital Hall and the Joy Burns Plaza which also doubles up as the lobby for the other venues. In the past, the center has been host to the performances of artists and groups like Ballet Hispanico, Jane Monheit, Brad Mehldau Trio, and several other performers in varied fields of entertainment. Make sure you keep an eye on its calendar so that you do not miss out on your favorite performances held here.
For a cinema experience a notch above, try the Landmark Theatre Greenwood Village. With stadium-style leatherette seating, a premium bar and a concessions menu that is atypical of most chain cinema complexes, movie-going is a much more pleasurable experience; VIP seating is available. Ticket prices are a little expensive, but include complimentary popcorn and fountain drinks. Check the website for details of upcoming shows.
Kirk Hall consists of 5480 square feet so it can comfortably seat up to 280 people, making it perfect for medium sized functions. It has been host to many wedding receptions, school reunions, and business conferences. Other amenities include a platform and public address system. Call for more details.
Douglas County Fairgrounds & Event Center is an expansive event facility spanning across 29,000 square feet (2694 square meter). The sheer size of the venue makes it quite popular among corporates for their meetings, trade shows, and conferences. The place also regularly hosts several local festivals and fairs. The Outdoor Arena at Douglas County Fairgrounds & Event Center is most sought-after for equestrian events while the Kirk Hall comes recommended for wedding receptions and other private events.