Broomfield, CO is a natural paradise, offering more than 8,000 acres of public open space and over 280 miles of regional walking and biking trails. Major attractions include the 1stBank Center, which hosts concerts, sporting events, and rodeos throughout the year.
1.The Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum
© The Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum
The Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum is Colorado's only museum honors American veterans of all military conflicts, with an emphasis on 20th and 21st-century international conflicts since World War I. The museum, which was opened to the public in 2002, is housed within the city's former Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library building, which was constricted in 1963. Permanent and rotating special exhibits showcase the stories and artifacts of American soldiers and personnel from World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the War on Terror, with additional exhibit space dedicated to veterans of conflicts prior to the 20th century. Uniforms and equipment are displayed, along with multimedia exhibits detailing personal stories of soldiers who fought in conflicts. The museum's Gordon Bennett Memorial Library also showcases an extensive collection of military history volumes and multimedia items.
12 Garden Center Broomfield, CO 80020, Phone: 303-460-6801
2.Broomfield County Commons Open Space
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Broomfield County Commons Open Space is an expansive public common space near Westlake Drive and Lowell Boulevard, offering 3.5 miles of looping trails for visitor recreation and strolling. The commons, which are accessible via trailheads from several parking lots around the park, features a soft-surface loop that offers access to a spacious fishing dock and several areas for wildlife watching. The city's Tom Frost Reservoir is also visible from the commons' trail, along with several soccer fields which are available for public day use. Along the loop, many pieces of public art can be viewed as part of self-guided walking art tours. Other amenities throughout the park include a dog park for four-legged friends to run off leash with supervision from their owners.
3.The Broomfield 9/11 Memorial
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The Broomfield 9/11 Memorial honors the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., originally dedicated on the five-year anniversary of the event in 2006. The monument, which is located within Broomfield's Community Park, was crafted by artist Reynaldo "Sonny" Rivera and incorporates a recovered pieces of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers, dedicated to both private citizens and first responders who were killed in the attack. As one of the nation's largest 9/11 memorials, the monument's construction was overseen by the North Metro Fire Rescue District Community Foundation. Three sculptures depict first responders arriving to the scene of the attack, while large stone reliefs list the names of the attack's victims.
Lamar Street and DesCombes Drive, Broomfield, CO 80020
© Bluebird Aviation
Bluebird Aviation is one of Colorado's premiere airplane touring companies, receiving the highest customer ratings of any plane tour operators within the greater Denver metropolitan area. The company, which offers tours aboard a beautiful 208-horsepower Cessna 182 plane, is the premiere way for visitors to experience the immense Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, known for peaks reaching heights of over 14,000 feet above sea level. Mountain tours last approximately one hour, available for up to three participants and showcasing sights such as Rollins Pass, Grand Lake, and areas within Rocky Mountain National Park. Front Range tours fly over Eldorado and Boulder Canyons and the Denver skyline, while Date Night tours use sunset lighting conditions to create a romantic experience for two passengers, including complimentary champagne for passengers. Pilot instruction courses are also available, including Discovery Flights for those considering careers in flights.
5.Broomfield Bay Aquatic Park
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Broomfield Bay Aquatic Park is a seasonal outdoor water park located at the Paul Derda Recreation Center, open to the public each year between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The park, which maintains comfortable water temperatures of 88 degrees throughout the season, is home to two thrilling body slides, along with an inner tube slide and a butterfly-style slide for young swimmers. Other family attractions include a lazy river ride, a zero-depth-entry leisure pool, a three-lane lap pool, two spa areas for the entire family, and a spacious outdoor patio area for lounging and sunbathing. Young swimmers can enjoy a unique "spray ground" attraction, as well as a large interactive water play structure offering safe play opportunities. Birthday party packages are available for visitors wishing to celebrate their birthdays at the park, offering use of picnic shelters and tables.
250 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO 80020, Phone: 303-464-5520
6.FlatIron Crossing Mall
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FlatIron Crossing Mall is a semi-enclosed shopping mall in Broomfield that was opened to the public in 2000 as one of the first hybrid indoor mall-outdoor town center shopping centers in the country. Today, the mall draws one of the highest sales rate per square foot of malls across the United States, home to major anchor stores such as Macy's, Nordstrom, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Dillard's. Popular apparel stores at the mall include national chains such as American Eagle Outfitters, J. Crew, Eddie Bauer, and Forever 21, while family-friendly stores include the Disney Store and Build-a-Bear Workshop. Full-service and quick-casual dining options range from upscale favorites such as P.F. Chang's and Gordon Biersch to food court staples such as Auntie Anne's and Dairy Queen. Outside, an AMC Theatres cinema offers 15 screens, while stores such as Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn sell home goods.
One West FlatIron Crossing Dr, Broomfield, CO 80021, Phone: 720-887-9900
7.Paul Derda Recreation Center
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Paul Derda Recreation Center is an 85,000-square-foot complete center for recreation and exercise within the Broomfield area, home to the expansive Broomfield Bay Aquatic Park seasonal water park, which offers slides, children's play areas, a lazy river, and a three-lane lap pool. The John Ferraro Gymnasium is home to two full-court gymnasiums for basketball and other sporting play, as well as an indoor track measuring 1/11th of a mile. The Bob Prince Gymnastics Center features 7,500 square feet of competition floor exercise area, along with balance beams, apparatuses, and a children's tumbling area. Other features include a 35-foot climbing wall, extensive cardio and training areas, a kid's zone playground, a game room, and a licensed preschool day care center for parents dropping children off to use equipment.
13201 Lowell Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80020, Phone: 303-460-6900
8.The Broomfield Auditorium and Gallery
The Broomfield Auditorium and Gallery is a 288-seat auditorium and theater facility available for community use for a variety of scholastic, theatrical, dance, music, and corporate events. The theater, which stretches 6,800 square feet including seating space, offers six ADA-accessible seats, a theatrical lighting system, a custom-designed sound system, and a Sauter concert piano within an orchestra area available for use by musicians. 54 balcony seats are available, making for a dramatic seating panorama, with free parking available for all eventgoers. In the theater's lobby, an art gallery operated by the Broomfield Art Guild since 2002 showcases a variety of special artistic exhibits on show during times the auditorium is in use for special events.
3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020, Phone: 720-887-2371
9.The Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club
The Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club is a breathtaking 27-hole championship golf course in Broomfield, originally designed by former U.S. Open champion David Graham and PGA Senior Tour golfer Gary Panks. The course, which has been ranked as Colorado's third-best resort golf course, offers over 400 feet of elevation changes throughout its three distinct nine-hole golf courses. The club's Vista Course, which was originally opened in 1999, is a par-36 course offering more than 3,500 yards of golfing green and the club's longest holes, while its Eldorado Course showcases more than 3,400 yards. Its newest course, the Sunshine Course, was opened in 2000. In addition to standard tee times, the course hosts charity golf events and corporate outings, with lessons available from PGA-certified instructors. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner service are offered at the Fairways Restaurant, which serves delicious upscale American dishes.
500 Interlocken Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021, Phone: 303-438-6600
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10.Hickory and Ash
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Hickory and Ash is a modern American restaurant operated as part of the Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group, which also oversees top Denver-area restaurants such as Mila, Kevin Taylor's at the Opera House, and the Limelight Supper Club and Lounge. The restaurant is helmed by Taylor's son Ryan, who has been named as one of Zagat's top 30 under 30 young American restaurant professionals. Handcrafted Colorado-style entrees are served up, with an emphasis on hickory-smoked meats and locally-sourced produce. Delicious entrees are available at lunch and dinner daily, including squash Bolognese gnocchi, short rib pastrami, and Colorado striped bass Veracruz. Brunch is also available on the weekends, along with an extensive wine list, a selection of local draft beers, and a signature craft cocktail list.
8001 Arista Place, Broomfield, CO 80021, Phone: 720-390-4400
11.4 Noses Brewing
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4 Noses Brewing is a family-owned independent brewery in Broomfield, serving up pints of its high-quality craft ales out of its public taproom facility since 2014. The company strives to highlight a constantly-rotating lineup of unique takes on classic brewing styles, showcasing 20 rotating taps, including experimental and one-off offerings. Year-round flagship brews include the company's Perfect Drift Pilsner, 'Bout Damn Time IPA, and Raspberry Blonde Ale. A spacious bar is offered at the company's taproom, along with a seasonal outdoor patio and space for live music performances. Though no food is served up directly on site, food trucks are parked outside the brewery's space daily, showcasing the best of the city's traveling culinary scene.
8855 W 116th Cir #4, Broomfield, CO 80021, Phone: 720-460-2797
Azitra is an award-winning upscale Indian restaurant and wine bar in Broomfield, honored with the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence every year since 2011. The restaurant strives to create memorable dining experiences with unique modern Indian cuisine options, presented in a beautiful dining room emphasizing minimalistic and elegant design elements. Delicious appetizers and shareable plates include a rotating daily selection of chaat street food and a trio kebab sampler featuring shrimp, lamb, and chicken kebabs. A wide variety of tandoori dishes are available, along with land, sea, and vegetarian entrees such as crab masala, tofu portabella kadhal, peppercorn-curry leaf chicken, and lamb vindaloo. Extensive international wine offerings are available, along with Indian-inspired craft cocktails and a selection of Colorado draft beers.
535 Zang Street, Suite C, Broomfield, CO 80021, Phone: 303-465-4444
© Village Tavern
Village Tavern is a popular chain of American-style restaurants and bars that originally opened its first location in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1984. Today, the upscale chain offers a dozen locations throughout the United States and the world, including a location within Broomfield's FlatIron Crossing shopping center. Extensive brunch, lunch, and dinner menus feature items made from scratch, including gourmet flatbread pizzas, tavern-style land and sea entrees, and burgers with clever toppings such as bacon jam and pimiento cheese. Shareable appetizers draw from international influences, ranging from Shanghai-style flash-fried calamari and miso spring rolls to caprese and baked brie. A progressively-structured wine list has received the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator every year since 2001, with craft beers and special-recipe martinis also available.
1 West Flatiron Crossing Drive, Suite 100, Broomfield, CO 80021, Phone: 720-887-6900
14.Flatz Restaurant and Lounge
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Flatz Restaurant and Lounge is the award-winning restaurant at Broomfield's Renaissance Flatiron Hotel, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the Flatiron Mountains from its modern-style dining room and heated outdoor patio. The restaurant, which is helmed by executive chef John Percarpio, serves up Rocky Mountain-inspired grill fare crafted with high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily, with sleek entrees available such as braised lamb shoulder, Colorado striped bass, cast-iron chicken, and truffle gnocchi. Charcuterie boards highlight local and international cured meats, cheeses, and honey, while the restaurant's signature wild game chili is served by the cup or the bowl. Local draft beers, signature cocktails, and an extensive wine list complement entrees, with a bar menu available at happy hour on the weekdays.
500 Flatiron Boulevard, Broomfield, Colorado 80021, Phone: 720-587-3025
15.Great Scotts Eatery
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Great Scotts Eatery is a clever throwback diner in Broomfield serving up American-style meals all day long in a retro atmosphere meant to evoke beloved American eateries of the 1950s. The diner, which is locally-owned and operated, emphasizes fresh regional ingredients in all its entrees, preparing up most menu items in house daily and partnering with local providers such as Aspen Baking and Boyers Coffee. Breakfast is available all day, with unique options served such as pineapple upside-down pancakes, strawberry shortcake French toast, and jalapeno bacon with eggs. Lunch and dinner options range from classic favorites such as fish and chips and roasted turkey dinners to Mexican-influenced entrees such as chimichangas, enchiladas, and homemade chile rellenos. Shareable appetizers are also available all day, along with a selection of creative burgers and sandwiches. Many gluten-free options are served, with a special 55-plus menu offered for senior diners.
7510 US-287, Broomfield, CO 80020, Phone: 303-469-5291
16.Aero-Cruise Balloon Adventures
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Aero-Cruise Balloon Adventures give passengers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the Denver area skyline from thousands of miles above the ground as part of guided hot air balloon excursions. The company, which has been family-owned since 1979, has offered more than 10,000 hours of hot air balloon flights for passengers, offering summer and winter launch sites conveniently accessible from Broomfield and the greater Denver metropolitan area. Three to four hour flights showcase the majesty of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, with special seasonal flights available to see autumn leaves and mountaintop snow cover. Continental breakfast is served for all passengers before flights, with complimentary champagne and sparkling cider served as a toast following landing. Safety is prioritized for passengers, with all pilots maintaining FAA licensing.
890 Hemlock Way, Broomfield, CO, 80020, Phone: 303-469-1243
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16 Best Things to Do in Broomfield, Colorado
- The Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum, Photo: The Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum
- Broomfield County Commons Open Space, Photo: City and County of Broomfield
- The Broomfield 9/11 Memorial, Photo: Alexey Rotanov/stock.adobe.com
- Bluebird Aviation, Photo: Bluebird Aviation
- Broomfield Bay Aquatic Park, Photo: Broomfield Bay Aquatic Park
- FlatIron Crossing Mall, Photo: FlatIron Crossing Mall
- Paul Derda Recreation Center, Photo: Paul Derda Recreation Center
- The Broomfield Auditorium and Gallery, Photo: seanlockephotography/stock.adobe.com
- The Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club, Photo: samott/stock.adobe.com
- Hickory and Ash, Photo: Hickory and Ash
- 4 Noses Brewing, Photo: 4 Noses Brewing
- Azitra, Photo: Azitra
- Village Tavern, Photo: Village Tavern
- Flatz Restaurant and Lounge, Photo: Flatz Restaurant and Lounge
- Great Scotts Eatery, Photo: Great Scotts Eatery
- Aero-Cruise Balloon Adventures, Photo: Igor V. Podkopaev/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: City and County of Broomfield