Historic Westminster Arts District in Denver, Colorado, is part of a successful rejuvenation effort for the south part of the town. Several galleries and other shops and a sculpture garden/park give lend a wonderful backdrop to community events.
Dushanbe Teahouse in Boulder, Colorado, a gift from Dushanbe, Tajikstan, which is one of Boulder's sister cities. Intricate carvings and handpaintings adorn every square inch, and they serve many teas and lots of food.
The Red Castle or Westminster Castle is a beautiful example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture dating from the mid-1800s. Home of a university and even chickens, this building stands today as the location of KPOF studios, the longest-running, continuous licensed radio station in Colorado.
Huge Mile High Flea Market in Denver, Colorado. Lots of new and used merchandise, from clothes to furniture to fresh produce. Family- and kid-friendly, open every weekend year-round with lots of free parking.
A well-done ski and snowboard museum at Vail's Transporation Center, part of Vail Village. Excellent displays of snowsport history, this free family and kid-friendly museum is worth a stop and a few dollars in the donation box.
A beautiful winter activity: the Ice Castles in Dillon, Colorado, about 65 miles from Denver. Check out my photos of the manufactured icicle walls embedded with LED lights, a frozen fountain and many tunnels. Slide down an ice slide with me, too!