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Carousel of Happiness

The Carousel of Happiness, operating year-round, is Nederland's magical menagerie with 56 whimsical, hand-carved animals on a restored 1910 Looff carousel, turning to a 1913 Wurlitzer band organ. Ride tickets are still only $2 and small group Carousel rentals are also available. Please Note: In accordance with current State social distancing requirements, the number of visitors allowed to ride the Carousel will be 9 at a time. Face masks are required for riders age 3 and up.
20 Lakeview Drive, (just off Highway 119) PO Box 1811
Nederland , CO , 80466
Phone: 303-258-3457
39° 58' 22.1196" N, 105° 27' 53.1288" W

Belmar Mall - Lakewood, CO

A mixed use development, Belmar contains shops and restaurants within walking distance of office space and residential buildings. This makes it feel like a quaint neighborhood rather than an open air shopping center.
7337 W Alaska Drive
Lakewood , CO , 80226
Phone: (303) 742-1520
39° 42' 33.6348" N, 105° 4' 43.6512" W

Castle Rock Recreation

The Parks and Recreation Department: Enhances the quality of life and well-being of residents by offering quality programs and facilities that meet the community's needs
100 N. Wilcox St.
Castle Rock , CO , 80104
Phone: 303-660-1036
39° 22' 13.7748" N, 104° 51' 34.9092" W

Christmas in Color

EXPERIENCE CHRISTMAS LIKE NEVER BEFORE. Load up your friends and family into the van (or car, or truck) and experience Christmas like never before. Drive through acres of more than 1.5 million lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music you’ll hear right through your radio. You’ll drive by giant candy canes, snowmen, arched pathways and more. It’s like being immersed in another world. In fact, we won’t judge you if you join the kids with your face pressed against the window.
Multiple US Cities
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Phone: (888)-540-7065
40° 45' 38.8044" N, 111° 53' 27.7692" W

Colorado Railroad Museum

Lose track of time year-round at our Depot Museum and 15-acre railyard featuring over 100 engines, cabooses and coaches, and our garden railway, renowned library and roundhouse restoration facility with working turntable.
17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden , CO , 80403
Phone: 303-279-4591
39° 46' 18.408" N, 105° 11' 35.7828" W

Denver Botanic Gardens-Chatfield Farms

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, managed in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is a 700-acre native plant refuge and working farm located along the banks of Deer Creek in southern Jefferson County.
8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road
Littleton , CO , 80128
Phone: 720-865-3500
39° 33' 2.3868" N, 105° 5' 57.5376" W

Denver Botanic Gardens-York Street

Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street presents a wide range of gardens and collections on 24 acres. The gardens reflect an ever-widening diversity of plants from all corners of the world, including many native, drought-tolerant selections. A three-acre Children’s Garden sits atop the parking structure.
1007 York Street
Denver , CO , 80206 39° 43' 55.3656" N, 104° 57' 36.4104" W

Denver Zoo

Denver Zoo is an 80-acre facility located in City Park of Denver, Colorado. It's a fun filled place to bring your kids and families!
2300 Steele St.
Denver , CO , 80205
Phone: 720-377-1400
39° 45' 0.7812" N, 104° 57' 0.3816" W

Downtown Denver Partnership

The Downtown Denver Partnership creatively plans, manages and develops Downtown Denver as the unique, diverse, vibrant and economically healthy urban core of the Rocky Mountain Region.
511 16th Street, Suite 200
Denver , CO , 80202
Phone: 303-534-6161
39° 44' 38.994" N, 104° 59' 25.6488" W

Santa's Workshop, North Pole, Colorado

Our Christmas themed family amusement park that has been in existence since 1956. Dispersed throughout the park there are more than 25 rides and other attractions. Magic shows are shown throughout the day at Santa’s Show House. Visitors can listen to a variety of tunes from our 1919 Band Organ, which evoke memories of years past. Our picnic pavilion is located near the front of the park for our guests who would like to bring their own food. Birthday parties are a blast at Santa’s Workshop. What could be more fun than to ride amusement rides, visit Santa, watch a magic show and enjoy cake & ice cream with all your friends.
5050 Pikes Peak Hwy
Cascade , CO , 80809
Phone: 719-684-9432
38° 54' 17.6904" N, 104° 58' 38.7696" W

Cottonwood Farm

Walk through our free 2 acre hand cut maze, watch the little ones run through the straw bale maze, pet the barnyard animals, take a ride on the hayride around the farm, and don't forget to pick out your pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.
10600 Isabelle Rd.
Lafayette , CO , 80026
Phone: (720) 890-4766
40° 2' 11.4432" N, 105° 6' 18.8244" W

Four Mile Historic Park

Discover this serene, rustic oasis in the city. A former stage stop along the Cherokee Trail, the Four Mile House is Denver’s oldest standing structure and the centerpiece of this twelve-acre Park. Tour the House Museum and historic outbuildings, stroll the gardens and grounds, say hello to our resident farm animals, or just spread a blanket under a shady tree and enjoy a picnic.
715 S. Forest Street
Denver , CO , 80246
Phone: 720-865-0800
39° 42' 11.2068" N, 104° 55' 38.3232" W