15150 Brighton Rd.
Brighton, CO 80601
Phone: (303) 654-1400
Fax: (303) 654-7973
Denver's RTD system includes a program called Art-n-Transit, where commissioned statues, murals, and art installations are included at over 30 light rail and bus stations in the Denver metro area. The Colorado light rail station features a piece entitled Big Boots, created by Ries Niemi and dedicated in 2006. Big Boots is exactly what you would expect from the name; a wrought metal statue of a pair of seven foot tall cowboy boots. The statue draws inspiration from Native American rug designers, Mexican Pitiado patterns, Pueblo Deco architecture of the 1930's and Gene Autry's stage wear. Located in the RTD parking lot, the statue can be a bit hard to find from a distance but is lovely to examine up close.
Home to the Colorado Bird Observatory, this park is an ornithologist's dream. More than 330 species of birds have been seen in the park including white pelicans, great blue herons, owls and eagles. Guided nature hikes and evening astronomy classes are some of the many interpretive programs featured at the nature center. Considering the big boats cannot come here (10 horsepower maximum), it is the perfect place to bring the canoe. Make use of the trails, picnic areas, and boardwalks as you soak up nature.
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.
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.
When entering and leaving Denver International Airport, it's hard to miss Mustang. The 32-foot tall bright blue fiberglass horse with the glowing red eyes stands at the center of the arrivals/departures loop. Mustang is the final work by southwestern sculptor Luis Jimenez, who was nearly finished with the commission when the torso fell off the unfinished sculpture and crushed him to death in 2006. Mustang was later finished by other sculptors and moved to its home at the airport. Though Mustang is sometimes referred to by detractors as the Demon Horse of DIA, the statue is definitely one of Denver's defining sites. -Sabrina Zirakzadeh
This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services. Denver International Airport Mosque 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.
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.
Get the chills at Terror Zones, the newest addition to the list of Denver's haunted houses. The spooky mansions are spiced up with lighting and sound to give every one the worst goosebumps. The place promises to recreate a live atmosphere straight out of H.P. Lovercraft's myths. Such are the experiences hardcore X-Files fans crave for with supernatural visuals taking one to a completely new and freaky surrounding.
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.
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.
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.
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.