- Our list of the best things to do in Thornton, Colorado, features the top 364 nearby activities — including 143 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Thornton, CO has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Amusement, and Sports & Fitness.
- The results below include the top 16 things to do within the city of Thornton, CO , followed by 348 popular activities in nearby cities, including Boulder, Golden, Denver, Littleton, Aurora, Longmont, Wheat Ridge, Broomfield, Arvada, Westminster, Morrison, Englewood, Evergreen, Commerce City, Lakewood, Brighton, Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Parker, Fraser, Westminster and Northglenn
96% 169 votes
13th and Maple St., Golden, CO MoreLess Info
With multiple displays of diverse fossils, minerals, meteorites and gems as well as moon rocks from the Apollo missions, Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum offers an informative and educational experience to visitors. There is also a walk-through mine comprising of UV minerals.
Lookout Mountain, reached via a scenic drive to the top, offers panoramic views of the town of Golden, the Coors Brewery and distant downtown Denver. Visitors can also explore the gravesite and museum of Buffalo Bill which is located on the top.
Experience first-hand, life in the pioneer era when you step back in time to visit Clear Creek History Park. Stroll around and explore the shops and buildings that are maintained as they were when the first brave settlers lived there.
The Englewood Recreation Center is an indoor recreational facility that features an indoor track, a sauna, an aerobic fitness training area, and two sand volleyball courts. The facility also has a full size gymnasium.
Triceratops Trail is a 1.5-mile, gravel hiking trail that winds between large, vertical walls of sandstone and into reclaimed clay pits. Along the trail are several stops highlighting clay mining and dinosaur, bird, mammal, insect, and invertebrate tracks and traces.
Opened in 2013, Earth Treks Climbing Centers is a 29,000 square-foot climbing facility featuring a number of amenities for visitors to enjoy. These amenities include a large fitness/strength training area, gear shop, yoga room, and 28,500 square-feet of climbing area.
100% 6 votes
1000 S Rooney Rd, (Multiple access points on Alameda Pkwy. & Rooney Rd.), Morrison, CO 80465 MoreLess Info
With over 2,400 acres of open space and many trails, William F. Hayden Park on Green Mountain is a destination for activities including hiking, biking and dog walking. It also has diverse wildlife and features a 6,800 ft summit.
Heritage Square is a local theme park designed in the form of a storybook Victorian era shopping village which features a range of artisan shops, children's rides, an alipine slide, a music hall and a number of other attractions.