Econo Lodge Thornton - Denver North
12101 Grant Street
Thornton, CO 80241
Phone: (303) 280-9818
Fax: (303) 280-6361
Surrounded by Webster Lake, this community park features picnic tables, basketball courts and facilities for community and cultural events. The park also boasts one the first Sensory playgrounds, a recreational structure for children of all abilities.
This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services. Masjid Ikhlas is the city's solution to all those who are religious. The mosque provides facilities to Muslims to offer their prayers and also conducts various services pertaining to the Muslim culture. The strategic location of the mosque enables all to offer their prayers in a calm and sanctified environment.
Water World offers rides that range from steep slippery slides to raft rides down the "Lazy River." The wave pool is ideal for wading, and Wally World, with geysers and shallow water slides, is a perfect water introduction for young ones. Although an array of food is available here, personal picnics are allowed in the park. Pets, glass, and alcohol are not allowed anywhere within the park premises. The water park is only open seasonally, so check their website for more information.
The Butterfly Pavilion is the pioneering sanctuary for invertebrates in America. The not-for-profit organization boasts five exhibit spaces, each promising a unique experience. Wings Of the Tropics flutters to the movement of an outstanding assortment of exotic butterflies from globe-spanning rainforests. Water's Edge is a marine haven with tropical starfish and sea cucumbers occupying the oceanic pool. Follow the outdoor trail for a glimpse of mammals in their natural habitat. The conservatory organizes various evolving and interactive programs that are both enchanting and educational for visitors.
The Belleview Christian School stands stern on the Westminster University Campus. The school site is home to an array of educational avenues in the form of the Belleview Christian Childcare and Preschool, Belleview Christian School, Belleview Christian College and Bible Seminary. The Westminster University occupies great historical significance and has also been included in the National Register of Historic Places.
Balistreri Vineyards is the outcome of the passion and dedication of the Balistreri family, who painstakingly craft award-winning wines that are nothing short of perfection. The wines have no synthetic additives and are allowed to ferment in barrels of American oak. Pay a visit to the tasting room and get a chance to sample the hand-crafted wines, which are beautifully complemented by authentic Italian dishes. The Balistreri Ballroom or the Tasting Room can be rented out for private celebrations and events; the staff will be more than happy to assist you with the arrangements.
Primitive Fear sure knows how to scare. With elaborate, cinematic sets, top-notch acting and truly terrifying story lines, guests can expect thrills, chills and moving floors. Actors are at work, dressed as townspeople; beware, as some may help you but some may have more sinister purposes. Consistently rated as one of the best haunted houses in Colorado, scares are guaranteed. Call or visit the website for more details.
Located outside of what is now a trailer home park, the Concrete Cowboy statue has been a stable of Denver for so long that it continues to stand even when the location it welcomes you to has been torn down. The huge 30 foot tall cowboy was made by John Sutton in the 1940s and has been part of the "Denver Weirdery" tour ever since the 1980s. Concrete Cowboy is in full color, with details extending to frayed hems and bowed legs. He's definitely a sight to see if you're into the kitschy side of Denver. -Sabrina Zirakzadeh
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.
John Breaux was a local unemployed man, beloved by his community. He rode his bike everywhere, cleaned up the roads when he could, and was friendly to everyone he met, but for years he was a staple of Boulder County and his death had a major impact on the community. Shortly after he died, Louisville residents raised the money and got permission to erect a small memorial for John Breaux in downtown Louisville, next to the public library in the old town where everyone can see it easily. A memorial to a man who loved Boulder and its residents, the statue is a touching testament to the impact one person can have on many others. -Sabrina Zirakzadeh
The Louisville Public Library may not be the largest library in Boulder, but it is one of the nicest. The building even won a national architecture award in 2007. Conveniently located in downtown Louisville, the library is separated into clear sections for meetings, events, adults, young adults and children. The young adult room has a reputation as the best place for study groups and as a free hang out. The children's library rivals the Boulder Public Library in terms of variety and selection. The Louisville library also features an inter-library loan system. Patrons can find almost any book no mater where it is located within Colorado. -Sabrina Zirakzadeh
Regis University is a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education with a goal of providing young men and women with education consistent with Judeo-Christian principles. The university has around 16,000 enrolled students. It has excellent facilities with a soccer/lacrosse field, swimming pool, indoor sports complex and auditoriums.