Oink, Oink: Life On the Farm

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“Mom! Come quick!” my 10-year old shrieks as we round the bend toward the barn at the Littleton Historical Museum. She has run ahead to see which animals are out this afternoon, and she hasn’t been disappointed. We are greeted by a group of tiny, fuzzy baby lambs, prancing and cavorting in the sun. We … Read more

Dinosaur Journey: Kids Will Dig This Western Slope Museum

It may take a leap of imagination to see the arid, rocky environment of western Colorado as the humid, swampy home to dozens of dinosaur species, but Fruita’s Dinosaur Journey will make it all seem real. Well worth the stop if you are on the Western Slope, this hands-on, interactive museum is perfect for kids … Read more

Aurora’s Fox: Top-Quality Theater

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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 … Read more

Kids in the Kitchen: At Copper Mountain Pizzeria

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This uncooked pizza clearly resembles the Rocky Mountains: Mounds of cheese jut from the 18-inch crust. Their giggling creators grab more of the shredded mozzarella by the fist full and drop it like avalanches on pepperoni slices and mini meatballs. Green stuff is conspicuously missing here. Spinach, peppers and broccoli are definitely not my kids’ … Read more

Belmar Ice Rink: Make Figure 8s Soon Before It’s Slush

Belmar Ice Rink: Make Figure 8s Soon Before It’s Slush 9

Coloradans are always looking for ways to enjoy the winter season. That’s especially true for the folks near West Alameda Avenue and South Wadsworth Boulevard, where the Rink at Belmar shines bright with twinkling trees and a lighted plaza. On break from ice skating, kids clutch paper cups of steaming cocoa. Others warm themselves with … Read more

Cultural Hub: Pueblo Arts Center Draws Families

Cultural Hub: Pueblo Arts Center Draws Families 10

Visitors to Pueblo don’t usually put cultural pursuits high on their list of activities, so those who discover the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center and Buell Children’s Museum are in for a treat. This expansive facility hosts a variety of cultural and artistic activities, and is a thriving part of the community.. The center opened … Read more

Big City Burrito: Fast, Fresh and Sloppy

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Every town has a legendary restaurant. It’s the place where every visitor aspires to stop, whether staying in town or just passing through. Many travelers devote entire trips to the discovery of such legendary establishments. Fort Collins has one such place. It’s simple and beautiful and called Big City Burrito. The restaurant’s creators came to … Read more

Wystone’s World Teas: Lakewood’s Cozy Café

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The chill of the brisk night air is checked quickly at the door as my husband and I walk into the cozy Wystone’s World Teas in Belmar, the “downtown” district of Lakewood. The aroma of hot tea wafts in the air as we settle at one of the intimate tables. Wystone’s is an elegant and … Read more

Denver Restaurant Week: Make Reservations Now

Of the many things we love about Denver, the wide array of dining experiences and cuisine choices scores high on the list. Denver Restaurant Week celebrates all that food and culture found within metro Denver, and this year, close to 300 restaurants will participate in the event, helping us get our delicious food fix. Denver … Read more

Boulder Farmers’ Market: Fresh and Locally Grown

Every Saturday morning and Wednesday afternoon, beginning in the spring, the Boulder Farmers’ Market transforms 13th Street in downtown Boulder into a vibrant open-air marketplace. The market brings friends and neighbors together to browse through heaping baskets of rainbow chard, mounds of deep red, gold and purple beets, piles of vine-ripened tomatoes, and now, in … Read more