Lakewood – City Guide

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Lakewood is an ideal location for exploring. The city maintains over 80 parks including William Frederick Hayden Park at the foot of Green Mountain, which offers trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Lakewood’s Heritage, Culture & the Arts Commission operates three cultural venues in the city: the Cultural Center, presenting art exhibitions and live theater; the Heritage Center, featuring a museum with over 30,000 historic artifacts; and, the Washington Heights Arts Center, hosting art classes for children and adults alike. Shoppers enjoy touring the Colorado Mills Shopping Center on the west side of town, which boasts almost 200 outlets, including major name anchor stores, restaurants and a movie theater. After this we are going to show you the highlights of this culturally growing city.

Hotels in Lakewood, Colorado offer close proximity to many major attractions. Many travelers also choose a Lakewood hotel due to it’s close proximity to the mountains. Skiers & other outdoorsmen can pay less for a hotel in Lakewood and only have a short drive to the closest ski resort.

Holiday Inn Lakewood

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Just ten minutes from downtown , the Holiday Inn Lakewood is an ideal Lakewood hotel and balances affordability with a full-service suite of complementary amenities including renovated guestrooms, a fitness center, room service and a heated outdoor pool.

Sheraton Denver West

Fabulous views of the Rocky Mountains can be had from this Denver hotel due to the western Denver location. A farsighted view of Downtown Denver towers on the eastern side of the hotel.

The Lumber Baron Inn & Gardens

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The Lumber Baron Inn & Gardens Bed and Breakfast is a historic Victorian Mansion in the Highland neighborhood of Denver. Each room in The Lumber Baron is adorned with a variety of unique woods and features Victorian style ceilings.

Voted “2006 Best Bed & Breakfast in Denver”
– Rocky Mountain News

Lakewood is home to talented artists, thriving cultural organizations and engaging community celebrations. People of all ages are invited to discover, explore, experience and participate in arts and culture in Lakewood.

Lakewood Cultural Center

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This venue includes a gallery and exhibit space, a community room, a gift shop and a 310 seat theater. A number of community cultural events take place at the center, such as art exhibits and classes, live theater and dance performances, student presentations and more.

More Galleries: North Gallery & Mezzanine Gallery, Art on the Commons, James J. Richey Gallery, Spirit of Lakewood Gallery

Washington Heights Arts Center

The Lakewood Heights Arts Center offers over 25 arts classes for youth and adults each year, ranging from pottery to watercolour to dance. The center is also available for rental and hosts various family programs.

The Artisan Showcase, located in theLakewood Cultural Center, features Colorado artists and artisans. The little store with BIG ideas!

The 20th Century Emporium Museum Store is located at the Lakewood Heritage Center and features unique and retro products popular in the twentieth century.

Specializing in cool items from the 1940s through the 1980s, the 20th Century Emporium is sure to bring back a special memory for you!

And now the Restaurants. There are some great restaurants that you really need to visit and enjoy a great meal.

Great Harvest Bread Co Lakewood

The aromas of freshly baked breads, scones and muffins pervades the atmosphere at this bakery and cafe. Visitors here can enjoy breakfast or lunch in the form of things like roasted turkey or Lanae’s veggie sandwiches.

Tijuana Taco Restaurant

This place is the one good thing that exists in Lakewood.

Moonrise Café

The moon, like the tides, is eternally the same yet eternally changing, recreating itself. The name Moon Rise represents being true to yourself and living life with purpose, passion and wisdom.

The Museum Lakewood Heritage Center showcases the history of Lakewood and the many changes, inventions and lifestyles of the 20th century. Located in Belmar Park, the museum has over 10 historic structures, 30,000 artifacts, a festival area and an outdoor amphitheater.

Rich in wineries, the Lakewood Vineyards is today, with 75 acres of grapes planted, the farm is home to Lakewood Vineyards winery. The winery produces wines from all three families of grapes, offering a very diverse selection of wines.

http://www.lakewoodvineyards.com/

The rich wine history of Seneca Lake can be traced back to 1866, when the Seneca Lake Grape Wine Company opened a winery on the western shores. Today, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail’s 32 member wineries have won hundreds of national and international medals and are recognized as world class producers of Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Honey Wines (Meads).

http://www.senecalakewine.com

There are a few Showrooms that would be interesting to visit as the Alameda Antique Emporiu, Country Lane Antiques & Art and

Mainstreet Mercantile LLC. 

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Mainstreet Mercantile LLC

The City of Lakewood operates two outstanding golf courses with magnificent views of downtown Denver and the majestic Rocky Mountains. Fox Hollow and Homestead offer a unique mix of terrain types and course challenges. Nestled next to Bear Creek Lake Park and the Rocky Mountain foothills, both courses offer an opportunity for escape and relaxation with tranquil lakes, quiet streams and spectacular sightseeing.  

Get away from it all and experience the championship golf facilities the City of Lakewood has to offer at Fox Hollow and Homestead Golf Courses.

The Lakewood Arts Festival is a one-day festival where the city closes a 6 block stretch of Detroit Avenue right in the downtown area.

Celebrating its 35th year, the festival offered 160 artists of various media.

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The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts’ primary goal is to educate by promoting, supporting, coordinating and exhibiting the arts of the region.

The Festival of the Arts, celebrating its 49th year, is a major regional non-profit arts event, presenting the creative endeavors of recognized and emerging artists from all facets of the art world. The Festival enjoys an outstanding reputation for bringing special exhibits of quality and diversity to the weekend that are accessible to everyone. The Festival provides three major exhibition opportunities for artists during the event: The Open Show (an unjuried exhibition open to Northwest artists), The Artist’s Vision (a juried exhibit open to Northwest artists) and the Fine Arts Craft Faire (open to artisans and exhibitors of fine craft work throughout the U.S.).

Points of Interest

On the western edge of the city, in the foothills of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains lies William Frederick Hayden Park. The park features Green Mountain, boasting a 6,800 ft (2073 m) summit that affords a view of the Metro Denver area and the Rocky Mountains. There are a number of challenging hiking and biking trails through the park. Horseback riding and paragliding are also permitted here.

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