Why You Should Visit Westminster

Centrally located between Denver and Boulder, Westminster is a vibrant, young community. With a carefully preserved history, outstanding parks and diverse shopping, there’s something for everyone in Westminster, Colorado.

between Denver and Boulder, WestminsterAmong the town’s historical attractions is the interesting Pillar of Fire, a majestic neo-Romanesque style building built in 1892. Similarly, Bowles House Museum is registered as a historic site and depicts life as it was 100 years ago. For nature enthusiasts, the impressive Butterfly Pavilion is a lush oasis in the heart of the city and home to over 1,200 free flying butterflies.

Walking through Westminster, visitors can admire many attractive historic buildings set in among the town’s more modern structures. The main promenade and mall area are close to the center and Sheridan Boulevard is a hive of activity for visitors and locals alike.

As well as a wide range of restaurants and a host of bars, Westminster offers visitors great shopping in its new shopping districts. In addition, the promenade area is host to a range of leisure facilities including theaters, walking trails and even a three-rink ice arena.

Exploring the surrounding area is also rewarding. Standley Lake Regional Park offers visitors over 2,000 acres of park and lakes attracting boaters, hikers, windsurfers and campers, and is home to one of the state’s few pairs of nesting bald eagles. Alternatively, head to the town of Castle Rock, with its stunning rock outcropping that resembles a European Castle. Extensive trails surround the town and offer excellent rock climbing opportunities.

Although served by local Jeffco Airport on the city’s north-western border, Denver International Airport is directly linked to Westminster via 104th Avenue (30 minutes) and is a more convenient choice for air travelers. Regular buses ply the route between Boulder and Denver, and the motorist can easily access Westminster directly via US Highway 36, Interstate 25 and Interstate 70 via I-25.