Things to do in Thornton, Colorado

Things to do in Thornton, Colorado by Ambassador Painting

Things to do in Thornton ColoradoThornton, Colorado is a family-friendly community. There are many convenient businesses in the area like shopping centers and grocery stores. Though the nightlife such as pubs, bars, nightclubs, parties, live music, concerts, cabarets, theatre, cinemas, and shows is not prominent, Thornton, Colorado has much more to offer and is a great place to live!

Top sights in Thornton, Colorado-based on traveler visits and local insights

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Great Shopping with Denver Premium Outlets: North Denver metro area Premium Outlets is the area’s premier outlet shopping destination featuring a diverse mix of popular designer and lifestyle brands including kate spade new york, Tory Burch, Cole Haan, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, American Eagle Outfitters and Under Armour. Deals are the norm, and there are a variety of dining options, including soft pretzels, sushi, Philly cheesesteaks, and gourmet salads.

Water World: Warm-weather park with wave pools & more

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. A great place for a birthday party or just looking for something fun to do!

Springvale Park Disc Golf Course: A perfect option for fun-loving adventurers interested in enjoying a day in the great outdoors without spending an arm and a leg.

The course is adjacent to scenic Marshall Lake and offers stunning views and wide-open spaces.

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge: Urban wildlife refuge for eagles & more

303 Escape – Room Escape Games: Warning! This is not your traditional escape room game… This horror-themed escape room, located in Thornton, CO will fully immerse you into the world of a serial killer that built his hotel with the specific intent to torture and kill his unsuspecting guests. Secret passages, confusing corridors, and soundproof torture chambers are just the beginning. Do you have the courage to check in to the Homicide Hotel?

Clear Creek: Rafting, river, fly fishing, canyon, and climbing

Prairie Playhouse: a community-centered theater that provides local entertainment to area performance lovers for nearly a decade, bringing quality Broadway-style performances to a relatively small city.

Jay’s Grille & Bar: Laid-back spot to watch sports in the lounge or eat classic American comfort food.

Balistreri Vineyards: Wine tastings, tours & gourmet cafe fare

Mile High Flea Market: Year-round outdoor flea/farmer’s market

E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park: Lakeside leisure spot with a skatepark

South Platte River Trail is one of the Thornton and Denver areas most popular amenities. The multi-use trail stretches for nearly 30 miles and largely follows the course of the river after which its named. Users will get varied glimpses of both natural and developed landscapes that include city and mountain views.

Carpenter Park: Park with a carousel & a skate park

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