Situated on the growing Denver–Boulder corridor, Westminster is easily accessed from either metropolitan area.
While new structures have made over Westminster, the town’s history is carefully preserved at the Bowles House Museum. Westminster’s Pillar of Fire building, a majestic neo-Romanesque-style building built in 1892, is another interesting tribute to the past. Numerous other structures are also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
What’s most visible in Westminster, however, is a sea of new shopping districts. Visitors will find conveniences ranging from popular chain stores to family-style restaurants located immediately off of U.S. 36. In addition, the Westminster Promenade, an outdoor pedestrian village, contains restaurants and cafes, a movie theater, sculptures, hotel facilities, performance areas, interactive water features, walking trails and a three-rink ice arena.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Thornton has a diverse shopping scene! Here are the shopping centers where you can find almost anything you’re looking for:
Larkridge is a vibrant outdoor shopping and dining destination for people living and working in the fast growing north metro Denver area. Larkridge is a convenient and easily accessible shopping destination with a variety of national and local retailers, along with dining, healthcare services and business service options. It is home to national anchor tenants, big box retailers, restaurants, banks and a pedestrian village. Larkridge is located at the southeast corner of the intersection of I-25 and Colorado State Highway 7 (168th Avenue) , just north of Larkridge South and the E-470/Northwest Parkway. Take exit #229 off I-25. Larkridge can also be reached by Washington Street or 164th Avenue.
The Grove (144th Ave & I-25), Anchored by a 90,000 sq. ft. Cabela’s store, The Grove is a new retail development located north of Denver at the interchange of Interstate 25 & 144th Avenue. The 65-acre regional shopping destination provides a location for a multitude of restaurants, retailers and service providers at the area’s most rapidly growing intersection.
Parks and Recreation