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

September 15, 2017 Alida England

Westminster is a Home Rule Municipality in Adams and Jefferson counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. Westminster is a northwest suburb of Denver. The Westminster Municipal Center is located 9 miles (14 km) north-northwest of the Colorado State Capitol. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the city population was 106,114 on April 1, 2010 Census. Westminster is the seventh most populous city in the state of Colorado and the 237th most populous city in the United States. Westminster is a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area. In July 2006, it was ranked as the 24th best place to live in the USA by Money magazine.
Restaurants in Westminster

1. Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020-4107 +1 303-469-5441
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 602 reviews

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

The first stand-alone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation.

Reviewed By BILL W - Gunnison, Colorado

Butterfly Pavilion takes you right into to the forest/jungle habitat so that you can see the butterflies in all stages of their development. They are flying about so that you can see them in their natural habitat. There is also an area where the staff can show and tell about insects and one can even handle them.

2. Water World

8801 Pecos St, Federal Heights, CO 80260-5038 +1 303-427-7873
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 371 reviews

Water World

Wet and wild amusements that include wave pools, white water rapids and speed slides located on 64 landscaped acres.

Reviewed By bd W - WY

Hall your own tubes up the hills??! – 10-15 minute haul for a 3-5 minute ride -- it effectively limits the number of rides one takes especially with more children than adults in a group. At $45+ entry fee they should have a simple pulley system or ATV/trailers to haul many tubes at once so patrons could enjoy the rides. ‘Journey to the center’ was especially loved by kids, but too much ‘haul’ for adults to allow a 2nd ride. Valet tube service is about $70 but allows for 4-person group. Lockers are ~$8-12 for the day. Coolers are allowed and shady-grassy areas all around for picnics. Cabanas are avail to rent as well. It is a huge park with rides & slides for all ages. I would recommend a full day here; we ended the day at the wave pool so we needn’t haul the heavy family tubes (4-person) up the hills.

The area is clean and well-staffed, life-guards and employees are mostly cheerful.

3. Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities

6901 Wadsworth Blvd, 2 1/2 miles north of I-70, Arvada, CO 80003-3448 +1 303-431-3939
Excellent
68%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 162 reviews

Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities

Arts peerformance center with art galleries, classes and a children's playground.

Reviewed By Maui2014NMR - Colorado

Our group of four recently purchased tickets to see "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the Arvada Center. We were completely happy with the performance! The sets were amazing, the music was terrific, and the performers were truly outstanding! Bravo to each and every one of them! There is plenty of free parking available. Wine is sold in the lobby for $6.00/glass.

4. The Broomfield Bay Aquatic Park

250 Lamar St, Broomfield, CO 80020-2496 +1 303-464-5520
Excellent
70%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

The Broomfield Bay Aquatic Park

Reviewed By LateLate77 - Cork, Ireland

Visited here lately and had a fantastic day out. The slides are brilliant. The lifeguards were really vigilant and they were at the top and bottom of slides so it felt really safe. The price was good and the bathrooms were lovely and clean. Would highly recommend this pool!

5. Denver Escape Room

11674 Huron St Ste 300, Northglenn, CO 80234-4068 +1 720-379-7656
Excellent
78%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Denver Escape Room

Denver Escape Room is a fun, challenging, immersive, interactive game experience taking place every day. While it looks like an ordinary room, it's actually a puzzle. During your adventure in our escapes, you will find yourself flexing your brain and looking in nooks and crannies you never even noticed. Find the hidden objects, figure out the clues and solve the puzzles to earn your freedom. You have a limited amount of time, so be quick! Come with your friends, family and coworkers and have a great time.

Reviewed By HotGamerGrrl - Firestone, Colorado

We had 5 people escape the Crimson Storm pirate ship themed room. Sooooooo much fun - words cannot even describe. Wow! You just have to experience an escape room for yourself. Very family-friendly and the kids were thoroughly entertained too - not just for adults. DER has inexpensive t-shirts to buy as souvenirs as well, which was great. They also gave us all little rubber bracelets that said "Crimson Storm" on it which the kids thought was very cool. Overall - 6 out of 5 stars, yes, I went there - it was that good. Amazing time! We will be back.

6. Mid-Air Adventures

9499 Washington St Unit 100, Thornton, CO 80229-3588 +1 303-255-9477
Excellent
70%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Mid-Air Adventures

Mid Air Adventures is an Indoor Adventure Center designed to keep kids active in a fun and exciting way. Our belief is that kids should play, not in front of a TV or computer screen, but in an exciting, interactive way that keeps them physically active. Our 90 minute adventures include Rock Climbing, Zip Lining, Giant Rope Swings, Rope Bridges, and good old fashioned slides! Adventures can happen at any age, too! We harness up as young as 2 years old, and we've had even a 92 year old grandmother try! If the harness isn't for your kids, we also have a toddler area with slides and other fun things.

Reviewed By 303TRH - Thornton, Colorado

We had our daughters Birthday party here after going to one for a friend. My daughter loved it and so did all of her friends. They have different zip lines so you can go to the highest, shortest, go together like a swing etc. The best part is the people working there have a ton of fun with the kids which my daughter loved. They try to grab their shoes they just have fun! They also a great spot for parents to watch at tables, very comfortable and you can keep an eye on the kiddos. Good place to go! They also have an area for little kids.

7. The Orchard Town Center

14697 Delaware St Unit 850, Westminster, CO 80023-9262 +1 303-450-8600
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

The Orchard Town Center

Reviewed By DiveMoreWorkLess - Colorado

The Orchard Town Center offers plenty of shopping, dining and even a movie theatre. This was our first visit to the Orchard area, and we definitely plan to return. Many major store brands can be found here, along with popular restaurant chains, local specialty retailers, and of course coffee and ice cream shops.

Parking can be tricky, however, so plan accordingly. Parking meters line most of the main streets, although there are a few smaller free parking lots scattered throughout the shopping area. A small children's playground is popular with young families in the center of the Orchards, and walk ways are handicapped accessible.

The Orchard is a really worth more than one visit.

8. Cussler Museum

14959 W 69th Ave, Arvada, CO 80007-7508 +1 303-420-2795
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 95 reviews

Cussler Museum

Car museum owned by the author Clive Cussler

Reviewed By Lee P

We are avid Clive Cussler fans and were delighted to find he houses his collection of vintage vehicles in Arvada, Colorado! Sixty of his 100 vintage cars are on display annually! Any vehicle featured in one of his books is on display! We spent several hours reveling in Mr Cussler's collection! This Museum is kept in pristine condition and the staff are welcoming and certainly not obtuse in any manner! We are grateful Mr Cussler shares his amazing collection! We highly recommend this venue to anyone interested in vintage automobiles traveling in the Denver area!

9. Big Dry Creek Trail

10455 Sheridan Blvd, Westminster, CO 80020-4135
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Big Dry Creek Trail

Reviewed By Tupelo010835 - Denton, TX

After having over indulged in the great food in Westminster, I began to look for a place for a run. The hotel concierge suggested the BDCT. Glad he did. I got in about 5 miles while thoroughly enjoying the views. Perfect weather. Perfect all around as I think about it.
Highly Recommended.

10. Standley Lake Regional Park

100th Avenue & Simms Street, Westminster, CO 80021 +1 303-425-1097
Excellent
28%
Good
65%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 14 reviews

Standley Lake Regional Park

Reviewed By Ying L

Standley lake park is a neighborhood park. It could be difficult to find a parking spot after 11 am during weekend. There are a lot of families come for a walk, picnic, boating and fishing. It is very peaceful to walk around the lake, listen the birds singing and watch boats flying on the water.

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