Adams County is one of nine counties in Colorado's Front Range travel region, located northeast of Denver. European presence in the area dates back to the Spaniards in 1594.
Comanche Crossing Museum, Strasburg, Colorado
The Comanche Crossing Museum highlights the history of the Strasburg area through exhibits that include late 19th century period rooms such as a doctor's office, cobbler's shop, beauty parlor and two relocated school buildings. The museum also commemorates the 1870 "joining of the rails", which was when the Denver extension of the Kansas Pacific Railway reached Strasburg.
Thornton is located 10 miles north of Denver in Adams County. The city was founded in 1952 when Sam Hoffman purchased a lot off Washington Street about seven miles north of Denver.
Westminster is a suburb of Denver, located north of the city in Adams County. The city has several golf courses, miles of trails for biking or hiking as well as fishing, boating, hiking or camping at Standley Lake.
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
The Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center in Westminster is the first stand-alone insect zoo in the US. Visitors will find themselves surrounded by more than 1,200 free-flying butterflies in the tropical conservatory. The Water's Edge exhibit allows an up close glimpse of shoreline tidepools. The Crawl-A-See-Em is a living habitat of tarantulas, cockroaches and centipedes that allow visitors to watch, touch, or take a closer look at.
Address: 6252 West 104th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80020-4107, United States
Opening hours: 9am-5pm
Always closed on: Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $8.50, Senior over 65 $6.50, Child 12 & under $5.50, Child 1 & under FREE
Useful tips: Last admission 4:15pm.
Facilities: Gift shop
Bowles House Museum
The Bowles House Museum is an Italianate farmhouse in Westminster that is preserved by the Westminster Historical Society. Exhibits highlight the history of the area for the past 100 years.
Legacy Ridge Golf Course
Legacy Ridge is a public championship golf course in Westminster that opened in 1994. The scenery includes mountain views, wetlands, prairie grasses and rolling topography. The course is a Colorado-style Scottish links layout.
Brighton was incorporated in 1887 and is the seat of Adams County. Located north of Denver, Brighton has a growing population and a small town atmosphere.
Adams County Museum
The Adams County Museum in Brighton is located at the county fairgrounds outside of Brighton. The numerous exhibits highlight the history of the area including Native Americans, early settlers, pre-historic discoveries and replicas of a blacksmith shop, school and barber shop.