10 Things to Do in Broomfield That You Shouldn't Miss

July 24, 2017 Viva Honore

Broomfield, officially the City and County of Broomfield is a consolidated city and county in the U.S. state of Colorado. Broomfield has a consolidated city and county government which operates under Article XX, Sections 10-13 of the Constitution of the State of Colorado. The population was 55,889 at the 2010 United States Census. Broomfield is the 16th most populous municipality and the 13th most populous county in Colorado.
Restaurants in Broomfield

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. 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!

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Waneka Lake Park

1600 Caria Drive, Lafayette, CO 80026
Excellent
62%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Waneka Lake Park

Reviewed By Lynne T - Denver, Colorado

Waneka Lake has a walking trail that goes completely around the lake and provides wonderful scenery. I went to this lake to check out the possibility of paddle boarding. They have a rental facility for boards, but the park does not allow you to put in your own craft. Disappointing. I will probably rent there some day. But will go to other lakes for now.

7. FlatIron Crossing Mall

1 W Flatiron Crossing Dr, Broomfield, CO 80021-8881 +1 720-887-7467
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

FlatIron Crossing Mall

Reviewed By AdventureTripping - Denver, Colorado

Good variety of mall stores. Crowded during this holiday season. Walking trails are nice. There are huge prairie dog holes. These critters are kind of aggressive, yapping at me to move.

8. Boondocks Food & Fun

11425 Community Center Dr, Northglenn, CO 80233-1014 +1 720-977-8000
Excellent
29%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
5%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 85 reviews

Boondocks Food & Fun

Reviewed By plentyfun - Denver, Colorado

Went to the new Boondocks @ E470 and Parker Road. Very very nice facility, many things for all family members to do. Moderately priced. Excellent food, also moderately priced.

BUT, beware the Rookie car ride. There is a stated 48" minimum size for drivers, but that safety feature was ignored. Small children who could walk under the 36" turnstyle were allowed on, including one who looked barely 3 years old, with the results you might expect. The tiny child did not make it 20' out of the chute, then t-boned into the wall another 100' out, exposing herself to the ongoing rush of other drivers. I spoke with the very young attendant, he did nothing. My wife spoke with the only slightly older "team leader", who just watched the debacle unfold. VERY dangerous. She did not stop the ride and remove the too-short (too young to drive anything other than a non-motorized tricycle) drivers.

There were no "adult" managers to be seen. I attribute this situation to poor training, at the attendant and leader levels, and lack of managerial oversight of what is going on.

I would rate Boondocks "excellent" on facilities, "poor" on management safety. Expect ambulances to replace minivans if this is not corrected.

9. WOW! Children's Museum

110 N Harrison Ave, Lafayette, CO 80026-2336 +1 303-604-2424
Excellent
67%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

WOW! Children's Museum

Reviewed By Ann G - Wausau, Wisconsin

We really enjoyed spending a morning at the Children's Museum. There were so many areas for the kids to explore, pretend, imagine, and interact with the exhibits. We had 4 children and 6 adults, so lots of us to watch the kids. Exhibits varied from using paintbrushes to uncover a dinosaur skeleton, to a doctor's office, a sand box, and more. Some were great for little ones to sit and play. Others offered more learning by interacting with music, or putting on a play in costume. Great place!

10. 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.

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