What to do and see in Highlands Ranch, United States: The Best Places and Tips

November 13, 2017 Stefan Strunk

Highlands Ranch is a census-designated place (CDP) in Douglas County, Colorado, United States. The population was 96,713 at the 2010 census. Located 12 miles south of Denver, Highlands Ranch is an unincorporated community and was the twelfth most populous CDP in the United States in 2010.
Restaurants in Highlands Ranch

1. Daniel’s Gate Park

8682 N Daniels Park Rd, Castle Pines, CO 801358
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

Daniel’s Gate Park

Reviewed By Robert S - Westborough MA

Located just south of Littleton, a southern suburb of the Denver area is amazing to drive up and see Bison roaming. They were right next to the fencing allowing us an up close view. The park is on a high mesa so the views from Pikes Peak to Mt Evans to Longs Peak are amazing, and if its in the morning the sky is usually cloudless. There are some trails and bike paths but they run along a fence line to keep you separate from the animals and they parallel the roadway, not as much fun but hey, there are buffalo's!

2. iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Denver

9230 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree, CO 80124-6711 +1 303-768-9000
Excellent
86%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 215 reviews

iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Denver

Ever dream of flying? Now you can at iFLY Indoor Skydiving in Denver. Experience the thrill of skydiving without having to jump from a perfectly good airplane - no falling, no parachutes, just you floating on a smooth cushion of air with our professional instructor right next to you. No special skills are needed, just a sense of adventure. iFLY is safe for kids 3 and up, fun for the entire family, and perfect for birthday parties or groups. iFLY is the experience of a lifetime.

Reviewed By jbwyer

Great fun at any age. Our Saturday morning session was extra special as the Air Force Academy  cadets were the before us, practicing for their first parachute dive. It gave us a sense that the experience would be pretty close to an actual sky dive. The instructors do all the hard work. A just do what they tell you and enjoy the ride. Definitely pay the $10 for the High Fly experience!  I was almost too afraid to try it, but so happy I did. We got a copy of the video and impressed all our friends, even though it was a piece of cake.

3. Littleton Museum

6028 S Gallup St, Littleton, CO 80120-2703 +1 303-795-3950
Excellent
79%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 183 reviews

Littleton Museum

Reviewed By Arthur D - Lincoln, Nebraska

This is amazing, especially for families with kids!! It's free, has indoor and outdoor sections, live animals, even a really nice little gift shop. Wish we had more time to spend there. Would love to see it at various times of year. Hope I get to go back!

4. The Landmark Theatre Greenwood Village

5415 Landmark Pl, Greenwood Village, CO 80111-1946 +1 303-352-1992
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

The Landmark Theatre Greenwood Village

Reviewed By Kathleen C - Englewood, Colorado, United States

While not every film appeals to everyone, I can't recommend the staff here enough. I have seen more movies that I would never venture to see after a short conversation with one of the staff, especially at the ticket window.

If you aren't sure whether to upgrade to the VIP seats, it's well worth the few dollar investment for the experience. Get there early to take advantage of ordering a drink from the bar or nearby eateries. Service with a smile, and seats big enough for two in the VIP seating.

Best yet -- I am unsure on their policy regarding young children -- but this venue seems to attract adults without babies or small children. A real grown-up experience for the movies. I love babies -- but watching a movie without a baby crying is really a pleasant experience.

5. Highlands Ranch Mansion

9950 Gateway Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126-3022 +1 303-791-0177
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Highlands Ranch Mansion

Reviewed By Janet F - Highlands Ranch, Colorado

This beautifully preserved mansion is right in the heart of Highlands Ranch. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays for tours, it is amazing to see . It also offers a beautiful setting for weddings and events. The grounds are lovely as well, and the views go on forever.

6. Park meadows mall

8401 Park Meadows Center Dr, Lone Tree, CO 80124-5010 +1 303-792-2533
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 196 reviews

Park meadows mall

Reviewed By DemiW3 - Port Saint Lucie, Florida

If going to Denver to shop, the Park Meadows Mall is a great place to go! Many clothes, jewelry and shoe stores for everyone! Several department stores too! The food court is very rustic and cabin feeling with a large stone fireplace in the middle! Many wonderful fast food places to eat while you sit by the fireplace! A lot of parking available! I would recommend this mall to everyone!

7. Grist Brewing Company

Commerce Center CIR, Suite 300, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 +1 720-360-4782
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Grist Brewing Company

Reviewed By sean s - Denver

This place always has a wide selection of tasty brews to suit every palate. Rotating food trucks are always a good option at just about every micro brewery in the metro area. Nice outdoor patio & fun atmosphere. As mentioned in previous reviews here, watch out for dog hair ending up where it shouldn't be. Note to dog owners, not everyone likes to smell ur dog.

8. Breckenridge Brewery

2920 Brewery Ln, Littleton, CO 80120-2850 +1 303-623-2739
Excellent
54%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 223 reviews

Breckenridge Brewery

A local brewery.

Reviewed By ejoanien - Centennial, Colorado

they are so generous with their tastings! It cost $5 and we had a tasting before the tour and an even bigger one after the tour. Plan around having lunch or dinner at their great restaurant. In the summer it is a great place to play corn hole and take in the mountain views!

9. CU South Denver

10035 S. Peoria St, at Peoria and Lincoln, Lone Tree, CO 80134 +1 303-315-9446
Excellent
45%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 130 reviews

CU South Denver

As the unique destination for education, culture and community in south Denver, we bring the community together through academic programs, P-12 education, a movie theater, museum, community entertainment and distinctive venues with outstanding full-service catering that are available to rent for special events or meetings.

Reviewed By Sandy2645 - Colorado Springs, Colorado

It was a beautifully designed building.The exhibits were inactive. You could read a questions to a character in the exhibit and they would reply by pushing a button. Our granddaughter, age 6, really liked the exhibits. Showing the exhibits by walking through and exploring the various ecosystems was a cleaver presentation. The Robot movie was the only movie showing in the later afternoon, it was ok. We will return and see the other movies, they looked really good! Enjoy, we had a fun day.

10. Chatfield State Park

11500 Roxborough Park Rd, Littleton, CO 80125-9457 +1 303-791-7275
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 259 reviews

Chatfield State Park

Reviewed By Sarah S - Denver, Colorado, United States

This park is 5,600 acres of land and a reservoir. It has everything; 18 miles of beautiful hiking trails, good swimming, picnic areas, model airplaning, birdwatching, camping, and even water sports including paddle boarding. It's right in the metro area so easily accessible.

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