Many of Denver’s most interesting sights are located within easy driving distance of Thornton, so it is a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. Two of the most interesting places to explore are the fascinating Water World and the fantastic Legacy Ridge Golf Course. Two other popular spots that are nearby Thornton are the Denver Merchandise Mart and Butterfly Pavilion.
You’ll find Thornton’s sporting heart at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, the home ground of the popular Colorado Rapids soccer team in summer. The stadium also offers interesting behind the scenes tours, giving visitors a chance to learn about the stadium’s operations and about sports heroes from the past.
After a day discovering the sights, sounds and smells of Thornton, relax for the night in one of the area’s popular bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. For a good night’s sleep check out the Westin Westminster, the Cottonwood Suites Westminster, and the popular La Quinta Inn Denver Westminster.