Set against Colorado’s iconic Rocky Mountains, Westminster’s dramatic backdrop is matched only by the town’s rich history and food culture. Mountain biking, rock climbing and river rafting await in the national parks, while local breweries and a towering castle occupy the town center.
Things to do in Westminster
Relive over 100 years of history on a guided tour of Westminster Castle. The 19th-century castle is affectionately known as "The Pillar of Fire" after its red sandstone facade and location perched atop a grassy hill. Admire the Neo-Romanesque architecture before ascending the castle's 50-meter-high tower for panoramic views over Westminster.
Have you ever wanted to hold a tarantula? Gain an appreciation for earth’s smallest creatures at Westminster Butterfly Pavillion. The tropical conservatory boasts a fascinating array of educational and interactive exhibits on invertebrates. Encounter thousands of insects, walk amidst free-flying butterflies and even hold “Rosie” the tarantula.
Beer enthusiasts can sample bold and unique brews straight from the source at Westminster Brewing Co. or pair delicious food with handcrafted pints at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery. Wine connoisseurs can tour Balistreri Vineyards, a boutique winery with award-winning wines handcrafted the traditional Sicilian way.
Get wet and wild at Westminster’s action-packed Water World. Challenge your mates on the Turbo Racer, get your heart pumping on the Mile High Flyer or relax in a thatched cabana by Cowabunga Beach. For more thrills and spills, take on the rapids of the Rocky Mountains on a white-water rafting adventure.
Getting around Westminster
Westminster is a 30-minute taxi ride from Denver International Airport and a 25-minute bus or train ride from Denver. Getting around Westminster and the nearby cities of Boulder and Longmont is easy with pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, buses, taxis and trains.