- 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
Boulder Creek Path is a local trail which begins in the plains leading up to the mountains and is much used by bikers and trail-runners. The trail runs parallel to Boulder Creek and passes near a local playground.
Mother Cabrini Shrine is a memorial erected in the memory of Mother Cabrini who established the order of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The site includes a statue of Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Stone House which hosts summer camps and prayer gatherings.
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Several free exhibits are available at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, including the Weather Gallery about the power of hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, lightning, and wind. Guests can use their cell phones to act as a tour guide through the exhibits.
Scott Carpenter Park has many amenities including a large swimming pool with water slide, skate park, open turf field, diamond field and a unique astronaut-themed playground. There are many walking paths and benches and the park is pet-friendly.
Besides its wide range of themed exhibits such as those categorized under gold rush and space exploration, the main feature at Littleton Historical Museum are the two 18th-century historical farms complete with farm cattle, log cabins, barns and volunteers dressed in period costumes.
Fair Winds Hot Air Balloon Flights offers daily rides where passengers can see mountain ranges, plains and wildlife from extreme elevations. Flights last 60 to 90 minutes and include a continental breakfast and champagne or cider.