Exploring Colorado: Thornton

The city of Thornton, previously just expansive farmland, has thrived over the past few years and has managed to create a community of bustling activity. This growing town located just 10 miles outside of Denver, offers a wealth of activities for any visitor.

Photo Courtesy of The City of Thornton
Photo Courtesy of The City of Thornton

The first activity on our Thornton to do list, is Springvale Park Disc Golf Course. The par 3 course offers 18 holes, each varying from short to long game. You will have the opportunity to hone your skills or discover new ones on this intricate course. The course is melded seamlessly with the natural landscape that surrounds it, making each hole a different experience than the last. A fun activity for small or large groups, this is a great way to experience both Thornton and a one-of-a-kind Colorado landscape.

 

Photo Courtesy of Cinebarre
Photo Courtesy of Cinebarre

Unique to Thornton, the Cinebarre Movie Theater offers more than just the summer blockbusters. Settle in for any variety of new release movies with a cocktail and a high-quality dining experience. While the Cinebarre typically only allows those who are 18 years or older, specific nights allow entrance to minors with the accompaniment of someone 21 or older. The Cinebarre helps you to enjoy a movie night and a five star meal unlike any other.

 

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of The City of Thornton
Photo Courtesy of The City of Thornton

If you are looking instead for a daytime activity that will leave you both exhausted and exhilarated, pay a visit to The City of Thornton Recreation Center. The Thornton Rec. Center has any activity you could hope to find in one place. Enjoy indoor and outdoor pools, a world-class golf course, racquetball courts, a conditioning center, steam room, sauna and more. The recreation center is the go to place for a majority of Thornton residents, but it welcomes visitors as well. Day passes are affordable and ensure a day of activity for any size of group or family.

 

Photo Courtesy of Full Throttle
Photo Courtesy of Full Throttle

We close our Thornton To Do List with Full Throttle Motorcycle Class. Full Throttle offers a 2-day program where guests will receive classroom and motorcycle operation training. Although you must be a Colorado resident to attend this lesson, Full Throttle ensures an informative and enjoyable time for all of its lucky participants. If you have always imagined yourself on the back of a Harley with that fresh Colorado breeze blowing through your hair, Full Throttle is here at last to fulfill your dreams.

Thornton is a frequently overlooked region of Colorado. Despite its history as farmland, this City has grown to become one of the most heavily populated cities in Colorado. We hope that this list will encourage you to experience Thornton like a local. Visit Thornton today and see why this sleepy city is one worth visiting. Share your own Colorado stories by commenting below or by commenting on our Facebook page.

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