Westminster is a community of approximately 112,000 people, and is located north of Denver. Sitting at an elevation of 5,384 feet, Westminster offers a wide assortment of recreational, historic, and artistic options to enjoy. Lovers of history can turn back the hands of time and explore Westminster as it was a century ago by visiting the Bowles House Museum, housed in a converted farmhouse originally constructed between 1871 and 1876. The city's Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center offers fascinating insight into invertebrates, science, and conservation; where visitors can explore an indoor tropical rainforest surrounded by nearly 1,200 live butterflies. Westminster's City Hall features a staircase whose 181 stairs climbs to a bell tower with a fabulous view of the Rocky Mountains. The Westminster Promenade is an outdoor pedestrian business and entertainment venue which includes children's play areas, outdoor restaurants and cafes, and numerous trails.
Activities in Denver or Boulder are only a 20 minute drive in either direction and there is plenty to see and do in the surrounding metropolitan areas. Among the more popular sights and sounds are:
- Hyland Hills Water World: One of the nation's largest water parks with over 60 acres of water slides, tubes, waves and beaches
- Denver Art Museum
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science
- Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
- Denver Zoo
- Denver Aquarium
- Chautauqua Park and Theatre (Boulder)
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- Fort Collins
- Fort Lupton
- Highlands Ranch
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