Tag: douglas

Castlewood Canyon State Park: Enjoy Nature 1

Castlewood Canyon State Park: Enjoy Nature

 Castlewood Canyon State Park is a little-known spot that is sure to please any wildlife and nature enthusiast. This Douglas County state park, located south of Parker off Colorado Highway 83, is home to not only some of Colorado’s most magnificent plants and wildlife, but provides families with recreational opportunities. Among activities to be enjoyed in the park are birding,…

Wildlife Experience: Intriguing Museum on Denver’s Prairie

Set in the rolling prairie on the south edge of Denver, the Wildlife Experience is a unique, diverse facility with a single-minded purpose: To promote the understanding and appreciation of the natural world. The museum in Parker accomplishes this goal in a fun, interactive way, with a variety of exhibits, programs and events for visitors of all ages dealing with…

Bender’s Brat Haus: Simple and Fresh 8

Bender’s Brat Haus: Simple and Fresh

Some people celebrate the birth of a child with a cigar or a bottle of expensive wine. My family? They celebrated my birth in a different way. They went out to Bender’s Brat Haus and brought back krautburgers for the whole family to enjoy at the hospital. Bender’s has had a special place in my life since. If you’ve ever…

Aurora’s Fox: Top-Quality Theater 10

Aurora’s Fox: Top-Quality Theater

Some 65 years ago, Aurora, Colorado’s, Quonset hut-style Fox Theatre opened with the Robert Young and Dorothy McGuire film, “Claudia and David.” Its stepped stadium seating area at the rear was unusual at the time, but it was welcome, as it is today, for the venue’s stage shows and concerts. Built by architect Charles Dunwoody Strong, the theater held 673…

Aurora’s Rancho Liborio: Ole’

In Colorado, Latin American food rules the restaurant scene. Cuisines of central and South America can be found in venues ranging from El Salvadorean papusa carts in the suburbs, to exquisite modern Mexican restaurants in Englewood, Lone Tree and downtown Denver, to an endless selection of taquerias and casual restaurants throughout Colorado. Whether you pride yourself on knowing your way…

Leo’s Café: Catering to People and Pooches

In the mood for brunch one early Sunday afternoon, my husband and I aimlessly drive through the Lone Tree area. With our dog Kona in the back seat, we look for patios where she might be welcome. We spot Leo’s Café, find its patio is canine-friendly and grab an umbrella-shaded seat. It’s our first time at the restaurant, and we…

Lone Tree, Colorado: New Performing Arts Center Takes Shape 15

Lone Tree, Colorado: New Performing Arts Center Takes Shape

The peaked-roof building rising up in the Lincoln Commons area of RidgeGate in Lone Tree, Colorado, just one-half mile west of Interstate 25, is the Lone Tree Arts Center, slated for a grand opening in August 2011. Now patrons of the arts in the south Denver suburbs will have the convenience of performing arts right in their neighborhood. While not…

Cinema Grill Aurora: Family Fun Without a Hassle 17

Cinema Grill Aurora: Family Fun Without a Hassle

Looking for dinner and a movie… with children?  Then head to the Cinema Grill in Aurora, Colorado. An evening of being led to a table in the far back corner of a restaurant as a hostess warily eyes my pint-sized crew, knowing that a single cracker in those cute little hands has the potential to scatter crumbs farther than the…

Seoul BBQ: Korean Barbecue in Aurora 18

Seoul BBQ: Korean Barbecue in Aurora

The best place to find Korean markets and barbecue restaurants in Colorado must be along South Havana Street in Aurora. There are so many hole-in-the-wall joints with telltale Korean script on the signs in this part of town you can practically smell the kimchi from your car. After much deliberation and consultation, we chose Seoul BBQ, 2080 S. Havana St.,…