Ding! Bang! Swoosh! Pinball wizards (and those with a love of nostalgia) will love this new, fun museum. The Pinball Museum (9625 W. Colfax Ave.) recently lit up in Lakewood and is ready for play. A walk-through museum of vintage pinball machines, see some of the rarest and unique games (antique pinball machines and vintage amusement equipment) usually only found in private collections. [Read more…] about The Pinball Museum Lights Up in Lakewood — Admission Just $2
Sports & Recreation
I am so excited about this program for older adults who live in Denver. Who says, kids should get all the fun… and perks? For several years, children with a MY Denver Card have breezed into Denver’s rec centers and pools without paying a dime. Now we have MY Denver PRIME, a program that provides FREE access to 28 recreation centers and 31 pools to Denver residents 60 and older. [Read more…] about MY Denver PRIME Card – Free Recreation Center & Pool Access For Seniors
So it snowed… a lot. Despite the icy roads and slippery sidewalks, for many, a lovely snowfall is an excuse to go sledding, even if it is just down that tiny median in front of your home. Maybe you’re one of the lucky few with a store-bought sled and the envy of the sledding hill crowd.
If not, don’t despair. Coloradans are famous for their ingenuity when it comes to makeshift sleds. Our friend Jody Mace at Charlotte on the Cheap (a Southern gal, go figure) has come up with 17 DIY options. [Read more…] about 17 Easy Do-It-Yourself Sleds
WinterSkate, an old fashioned outdoor ice skating rink, returns to Northfield Stapleton this winter. The rink is set up west of Bass Pro Shops next to Zen Asian Sushi Bar. The rink will be open Monday to Thursday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from noon to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Check the website for special holiday and school vacation hours.) Hours are subject to change if the weather is terrible. When in doubt, call ahead to 303-604-1010. [Read more…] about WinterSkate – Outdoor Ice Skating at Northfield Stapleton
Game on! Families looking for lots of fun-packed action should head to Dave & Buster’s. The entertainment complex has it all — sports bar, restaurant and arcade. Now, this is not your typical arcade. For those old enough, it’s not Pac-Man, Centipede or Frogger anymore. Now, everything is much more high-tech and interactive.
The destination offers some of the most cutting-edge video games, many based on hit movies. On the flip side, they also offer many “carnival” arcade games for those who prefer their gaming a little more traditional, but still lots of fun. (On the arcade games, players earn tokens for high scores, which can be redeemed for some really cool prizes.) [Read more…] about Game On! Deals & Discounts at Dave & Buster’s
How many of Colorado’s 42 state parks have you visited? Now you and your family can visit any or all of them for FREE. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has teamed up with the Colorado State Library to offer the Check-Out Colorado program. Each of 287 libraries (including public, military and college/university libraries) has two seven-day hang-tag park passes good for entrance to all Colorado state parks, and they can be reserved and checked-out just as books can. [Read more…] about Check Out Colorado State Parks Pass at Libraries
Shake Shack is known far and wide for burgers, hot dogs, fries and shakes. It is now offering a way to burn off some of those calories. Shake Shack Track & Field hosts FREE community runs on the second Tuesday of each month beginning on August 14. The runs, which are open to all ages and abilities, take off from and return to two metro Denver Shake Shack locations — RiNo and Highlands Ranch. Upon return, the first beverage back at “the Shack” is FREE.
Click here to register, and then meet the group meet at the Shake Shack of your choice at 6:30 p.m. for the 3- to 4-mile loop led by Boulder Running Company. The RiNo Shack is at 995 Larimer St.. Denver, 720-543-8609. The south suburban Shack is at 1509 Park Central Dr., Suite 100, Highlands Ranch, 720-452-1007.
Ready, set, go! If you’re a fierce competitor and have a friend, spouse, co-worker or roommate with the same quality, you just might have the chance to pack your bags for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. “The Amazing Race” is holding auditions for an upcoming season on Thursday, July 12 at K1 Speed (8034 Midway Dr.) in Littleton. Teams may begin lining up at 9 a.m., with auditions starting at 11 a.m. [Read more…] about Ready, Set, Go! ‘The Amazing Race’ Holds Open Auditions in Littleton
Pro hockey and basketball season are winding down and baseball season is in high gear, but it’s never too early to think football. Enroll youngsters for the Broncos Bunch Kids Club, which includes a Broncos Bunch T-shirt, NFL trading cards and entry to such special events as movie night, junior training camp and next fall, a trick-or-treat party.
It’s worth signing up now, in time for a special Summer Kickoff party in June where kids can play on the field, meet players, alumni and more. Also, members receive a ticket for a FREE kids’ admission to the Downtown Aquarium and a small DQ ice cream cone. [Read more…] about Broncos Bunch Extras for Young Fans
Planning to do some serious hiking this summer? There’s a website that might get you inspired. It’s a comprehensive article at Boot Bomb on the Top 50 Long Distance Hiking Trails In The USA. The article is FREE and it not only gives you descriptions and locations of those trails, including start and stop points, but also offers tips on long-distance hiking with lots more links to advice. And yes, Colorado made the list (check out #16).
It’s easy to simply recycle those Valpak envelopes without even opening them. But don’t! Inside are some decent deals and discounts at Front Range businesses. Each month we find, among others, coupons good for 50% off brunch at Bonnie Brae Tavern, 20% off at Harbor Freight Tools, a $4.99 Autawash car wash and more. If you don’t receive a Valpak or simply want additional offers go to their website which has dozens of downloadable coupons (some identical to the mailing and some unique to the website) for dining, home & garden, shops, groceries and more.