15 Best Things to Do in Englewood, Colorado
By VacationIdea Staff on April 23, 2023 - Updated
Englewood is one of the most exciting, energetic, and vibrant places in Colorado. Must-visit places include the lovely Museum of Outdoor Arts, the recently renovated Gothic Theatre, and the lively Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre.
1. Belleview Park
Belleview Park is a wonderful place to take the little ones when you’re in Englewood, Colorado. The park is filled with fun things to see and do, with their most popular aspects being the seasonal Englewood Miniature Train and the Englewood Children’s Farm. The train is open to visitors two years and older and has been a part of the park for over 30 years. The farm is home to sheep, chickens, goats, and pigs which kids can meet and play with; the farm also has a life-sized fiberglass milking cow named Buttercup who is extremely popular with children.
5001 S Inca Dr, Englewood, CO 80110, Phone: 303-762-2685
2. Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Englewood
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Owned and operated by the Museum of Outdoor Arts, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre is also recognized by its former names: Comfort Dental Amphitheatre or Coors Amphitheatre. Fiddler’s is the largest outdoor amphitheater in the Denver metropolitan area and can house up to 18,000 people. The Museum of Outdoor Arts also owns and manages Samson Park which is connected to the amphitheater. You can take in several concerts, plays, and other performances at Fiddler’s during the summer season; the surrounding park also has outdoor sculptures including a famous bronze series of Alice in Wonderland by artist Harry Marinsky.
6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Englewood, CO 80111
3. Gothic Theatre, Englewood, Colorado
The Gothic Theatre in Englewood, Colorado is a music venue that was formerly a movie theater. The theater was originally built in the 1920s and was the first location in the state of Denver to show talkies, or motioned picture with synchronized sound. Visitors today will still be able to see some of the original aspects of the building such as the rounded walls and recessed inlets. Though it shut down for many years in between, the theatre was renovated and reopened in 1998 as a music venue. There are several local concerts and film showcases previewed there throughout the year.
3263 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113
4. Devil's Head Distillery, Englewood, Colorado
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Devil’s Head Distillery is named after Devil’s Head Mountain in southwest Denver; the juniper-lined trails found on the mountain were an inspiration for the area’s first small batch craft distillery. You can head over to their tasting room to try their renowned high quality Colorado native gin or one of their unique handcrafted cocktails made with premium spirits. The tasting room is brought alive by the distillery’s skilled mixologists who use homemade syrups, hand-squeezed juices, fresh fruit and vegetables, and small batch/ local mixers to create the delicious cocktails. Some of their popular spirits are the Oak Barrel Reserve Aquavit, their Gin made with aromatic botanicals from around the world, and Vodka distilled from 100% malted barley.
3296 S Acoma St, Englewood, CO 80110, Phone: 720-668-8770
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5. Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood, Colorado
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The Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) was founded in 1981 by John W. Madden Jr. and his daughter Cynthia. It was originally an outdoor garden dedicated to fine art, architecture, and landscape design. In 2000 the museum added on several indoor galleries, studios, and offices, the most famous aspect of which is the Cabinet of Curiosities. The MOA’s Cabinet of Curiosities & Impossibilities is a collaborative installation which showcases the talents of several artists. The immersive exhibition includes many oddities such as an original 19th century ‘rocking ships’ automaton, Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ cabinet with bronze maquettes, and much more.
1000 Englewood Pkwy #-230, Englewood, CO 80110, Phone: 303-806-0444
6. Exploration of Flight, Englewood, Colorado
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Exploration of Flight is a bold and unique 15-acre campus that is dedicated to space and aviation exhibitions which are unlike any other in the world. The gallery is housed in one of the busiest general aviation airports in the nation: the Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado. Aspects include the Boeing Blue Sky Gallery, the Black Sky Gallery, and the Entrance Gallery. The Boeing Blue Sky Gallery is housed on an active flight ramp and is filled with interactive exhibits that will educate and excite you such as flying pilot-quality simulators, listening to chatter from the tower, having a VR experience, and many other hands-on activities.
13005 Wings Way, Englewood, CO 80112, Phone: 303-360-5360
7. Hacienda Colorado, Englewood, Colorado
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You’ve heard of Mexican food and you’ve most likely heard of Tex-Mex, but at the Hacienda Colorado they’re serving something you’ve never had before: Mountain Mex. The culinary team prides themselves in taking traditional recipes and giving them a delicious Rocky Mountain twist. You’ll love the distinct flavors of patron favorites such as their beef and bean burrito, green chile-chicken tamales, Admiral Guzman’s shrimp enchiladas, and their hacienda-style cheese enchiladas. The restaurant is also famed for their 10 different signature sauces which include the deliciously spicy 8-Chile Caliente. No matter if you have your meal inside or on the patio, be sure to pair it the perfect drink such as one of their 40 tequilas.
10500 Bierstadt Way, Englewood, CO 80112, Phone: 303-858-8588
8. Perfect Landing, Englewood, Colorado
Perfect Landing is the only restaurant in Colorado where you can combine your love of food with the infatuation of airplanes. Located within Centennial Airport, the restaurant has been owned and operated by the Carter family since 1992. Their menu is constantly evolving as they refine the classics and develops new dishes to satisfy the varied palates of their patrons. You can feast on delicious concoctions such as their lobster roll, crab cake benedict, Bananas Foster French Toast, and salted caramel cheesecake as you watch airplanes take off and land right from your table. Folks love their all-day breakfast menu so be sure to give it a try when you’re in Englewood.
Centennial Airport: 7625 S Peoria St, Englewood, CO 80112, Phone: 303-649-4478
9. Eddie Merlot's, Englewood, Colorado
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Over the years, Eddie Merlot’s has built a reputation for being one of the greatest steakhouses in the nation. Ensuring that they serve nothing but the best, the team goes to lengths to ensure that they serve exceptional prime aged steaks. They use only U.S.D.A. Prime beef that is aged naturally for 21 days to ensure maximum tenderness and flavor. The chef then hand-cuts the thick and juicy steak, seasons it, and seals in the flavor by flash-searing it on their special grill. There’s no better place in Englewood for a perfectly cooked steak and beautifully paired glass of wine.
10110 E Dry Creek Rd, Centennial, CO 80112, Phone: 720-744-2622
10. Pirates Cove Family Fun Aquatic Center
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Pirates Cove Family Fun Aquatic Center is a seasonal water park that is filled with attractions for the entire family to enjoy. Main features include the Pirates Cove Leisure Pool, complete with play structure, a 750-gallon Dump Bucket, the 35-foot water slide tower, and the beach sand play area. Those who want a more laid back experience can relax as they tube through the Lazy River, while younger visitors might enjoy spending time at the Pirates Cove Spray Garden. Families and groups may prefer renting out a Cove Cabana for the day; each cabana includes lounge chairs, a dining table, and may have an electrical outlet for charging phones and cameras.
1225 W Belleview Ave, Littleton, CO 80120, Phone: 303-762-2683
11. Things to Do in Englewood, CO: Jing Restaurant
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Using products which are locally sourced and organically farmed, Jing Restaurant serves their patrons everything from sushi to steak. The restaurant’s menu highlights several Asian fusion choices while also including a touch of global cuisine. Popular dishes include the lobster dim sum, the Kobe beef sliders, jumbo lump crab cakes, famous Peking duck, and the honey shrimp & scallops. Their menu also includes a full list of international liquor, craft beers, wines, and sake that is specifically curated to pair with their menu by a certified sommelier. For over a decade now, Jing’s has thrived as one of the best rated restaurants in the area and is a must-visit dining establishment when you’re in the area.
5370 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, Phone: 303-779-6888
12. Blazing Star Ranch
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Blazing Star Ranch in Englewood, Colorado is a family-owned and operated fiber and yarn store featuring a strong emphasis on weaving and spinning, as well as an alpaca farm in Elizabeth, Colorado that was started in 2010 with only two alpacas. The farm has grown to now be home to more than twenty alpacas. The shop focuses on local yarns and fiber, in addition to independent small batch dyers. All yarns available at Blazing Star Ranch are natural fiber based. Several different classes are also offered at the shop, such as Weaving on Small Looms and Beginning Hand Spinning.
3424 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113, 303-514-8780
13. Things to Do in Englewood, CO: Moe's Original Bbq Bowling
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Moe's Original Barbeque is considered to have some of the best barbeque in the area and the location where Moe’s combination of bowling and Alabama southern-style barbeque began. The bar and bowling alley features a stage for live music, an arcade, billiards, and eight lanes for bowling. Flat screen television located throughout the unique restaurant lets guests not miss their favorite sports while still enjoying a fun gathering with family and friends. Live music at Moe’s Original Barbeque spans across several styles and genres. There’s great beer and a full bar to go along with the delicious barbeque as well.
3295 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113, 303-781-0414
14. The Spa at Inverness
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The Spa at Inverness is a place of relaxation and renewal, providing a serene environment with an array of treatment options all tailored to fit the needs of guests. There are seven rooms for spa treatments, a spacious patio featuring a fireplace and a hot tub, and a relaxation suite at the spa. The Spa at Inverness offers an extensive retail selection and a variety of treatments, such as facials, pedicures, manicures, and massages, with all treatments using organic and local products. Massage options include a range of deep tissue and Swedish massages, such as couples sessions, sports, and prenatal massage.
200 Inverness Dr W Ste 300, Englewood, CO 80112, 303-397-7808
15. Things to Do Near Me: Broken Tee Golf Course
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Broken Tee Golf Course, formerly known as the Englewood Golf Course, provides more than 6,800 yards of golf for both visitors and local residents alike. With a par of 72 at its longest tees, the course has been renovated to offer a more challenging round of golf for guests of all skill levels. This links-style golf course requires accurate shots and features a variety of elevation changes, as well as six holes with water hazards. Broken Tee Golf Course also offers opportunities for Footgolf on its Par 3 course, which combines elements of a golf course and a soccer field.
2101 W Oxford Ave, Englewood, CO 80110, 303-762-2670
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