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

October 5, 2017 Weston Hennigan

The City of Lakewood is a Home Rule Municipality which is the most populous municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Lakewood is the fifth most populous city in the State of Colorado and the 172nd most populous city in the United States. The city population was 142,980 at the 2010 United States Census. Lakewood is west of Denver and is part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Lakewood

1. Bear Creek Lake Park

15600 W Morrison Rd, Lakewood, CO 80465-9321 +1 303-697-6159
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Bear Creek Lake Park

Reviewed By sheldon m - Minneapolis, Minnesota

If you are in a tent or small trailer that means that you rely on the restroom/shower facilities of the campground--you should know that they really skimped on the facilities-- one modern stall for men, two modern stalls for women and two showers TOTAL for the whole campground. They seemed to assume that almost everyone would be in large RVs with their own restrooms. But the actual use includes a significant number of texts, small camping trailers.

Also, they don't seem to pick up any of the random trash left be campers-- lots of plastic bags, plastic bottles, trash randomly around the campground.

2. Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour

200 S Kalamath St, Denver, CO 80223-1813 +1 303-296-7440
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 563 reviews

Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour

Reviewed By Kevin M

We really enjoyed the tour and the tastings! Just not come on an empty stomach or you may get a little loopy! Really a great place to bring a date. We thought the bar was well priced for their flights of whiskey. Staff really makes it a memorial experience!

3. William F. Hayden Green Mountain Park

W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 53066 +1 262-347-7585
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

William F. Hayden Green Mountain Park

Reviewed By Wilderness4Ever

Enjoyable hiking but watch out for lots of mountain bikes. Can hike around the base on a fairly level trail or hike to the summit via multiple trails--all are steep in places but well-maintained. Kudos to those who have worked to slow erosion by closing off social trails and shortcuts and restoring those areas. Great wild flowers in spring. Rattlesnakes present in warmer months. Mountain lions occasionally pass through. Nice views in all directions (Denver, mountains) from the summit

4. Colorado Mills

14500 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO 80401-3203 +1 303-590-1634
Excellent
34%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 137 reviews

Colorado Mills

Reviewed By Lion B - Honolulu, Hawaii

Outlet mall offering the usual array of shops, excluding Northface, Columbia, Mountainwear, Disney Store. Having said that, bargains to be had.
From downtown Denver, bus 16 or 16L (limited stops,so much quicker) to Colorado Mills is easy. $2.60 each way, which you can purchase on board.

5. Kendrick Lake Park

9315 W Jewell Ave, Lakewood, CO 80232-6449
Excellent
47%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Kendrick Lake Park

Reviewed By MortyNik - Lakewood, Colorado

Kendrick Lake park is a really nice family park. The park has a very nice, up to date, jungle gym and swing area with appropriate equipment for children of all ages as well as open fields to throw a ball or frisbie around, covered picnic area and a beautifule garden walk. The best part, however, is the path around the lake, wjhich is a one-mile paved path that is perfect for walking, running or riding a bicycle around. The one-mile lap makes it easy to track your distance. the park is also clean and well maintained.

6. Denver Botanic Gardens

1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206-3014 +1 720-865-3500
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Denver Botanic Gardens

Spanning more than 24 acres, Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street presents a wide range of gardens and collections that illustrate an ever-widening diversity of plants from all corners of the world. Distinctive gardens define and celebrate our Western identity and a unique high altitude climate and geography.

Reviewed By Laszlo P - Denver, Colorado, United States

This is one of our favorite weekend destinations in Denver. It's a beautifully kept, fascinating place with various types of gardens, fantastic flowers, tucked-away corners with benches, reflection pools, fountains, ponds, and a jaw-dropping tropical greenhouse. There are regular sculpture and art exhibits, concerts, a couple of great little restaurants, some great permanent exhibits. There is a children's garden that is fun for kids under 10, the gift shop has really nice things, and the annual plan sales are great.

7. Crown Hill Park

9307 W 26th Ave, Lakewood, CO
Excellent
60%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Crown Hill Park

Reviewed By ChuckDan - Lakewood, Colorado

Path around a lake. Can see several types of birds, deers and even coyotes. Good place to walk with children and pets. Benches around to enjoy view.

8. Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

1201 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204 +1 303-832-8576
Excellent
78%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 277 reviews

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art has relocated to a new golden building in Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District. The museum’s new building offers visitors an enhanced experience with more display space while staying true to the salon style and intimate atmosphere for which the Kirkland is known. The museum’s three collections are: • International Decorative Art—A celebrated collection including notable examples of every major design period from Arts & Crafts to Postmodern. • Colorado & Regional Art—The largest repository of art showcasing the state and region’s talent, concentrating on the 1840s through the 1990s with about 7,000 works more than 700 artists. • Vance Kirkland Retrospective—Kirkland (1904–1981) is generally considered Colorado’s most distinguished modern painter. About 550 paintings and about 600 drawings and prints are held in his estate collection. Note: Due to the fragile nature of the collections children must be 13 or older to be admitted.

Reviewed By jlantern3 - Columbia, South Carolina

this is a small museum, but full of interesting and great things inside. Well presented in a good manner. Art fans will really the experience.

9. Lakewood Heritage Center

801 S Yarrow St, Lakewood, CO 80226-4372 +1 303-987-7850
Excellent
61%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Lakewood Heritage Center

Reviewed By Linda F - Lakewood, Colorado

This is such a great place to stroll through any time. There is so much to see. Plus the annual events are a real treat! Sounds Exciting Summer Concerts, Cider Days, Lakewood Lights and more. What a wonderful place. I hope you get a chance to explore it.

10. Coors Field

2001 Blake St, (At 20th St), Denver, CO 80205-2060 +1 303-762-5437
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Coors Field

A modern stadium with an old-fashioned feel, this is one of the National League's first new parks built exclusively for baseball since 1962.

Reviewed By Jake V - Denver, Colorado

Newer construction allows for people to flow freely. You can still get good tickets cheaper than places like Yankees stadium or Wrigley field. Beer is predictably expensive and the food is predictably greasy. HOWEVER!!!!! You can bring some of your own and buy them out front. That’s a nice treat in my opinion

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