Get To Know The Area
While new structures have been built throughout Westminster, the town’s history is carefully preserved at the Westminster History Center (open Wednesdays from 10am to 4pm or by appointment). Westminster’s Pillar of Fire building (also known as Westminster Castle), a majestic neo-Romanesque-style building built in 1892, is another interesting tribute to the past. Numerous other structures are also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
What’s most visible in Westminster, however, is a sea of new shopping districts — particularly in the new developing downtown area. Visitors will find conveniences ranging from popular chain stores to family-style restaurants located immediately off of U.S. 36. In addition, the Westminster Promenade, an outdoor pedestrian village, contains restaurants and cafes, a movie theater, sculptures, hotel facilities, performance areas, interactive water features, walking trails and a three-rink ice arena.
What To Do For Fun
Those with kids in tow can play a round at Adventure Golf & Raceway, or discover excellent hiking, camping, kayaking, fishing and wildlife watching at the town’s Stanley Lake Regional Park. Stanley Lake, the Denver metro area’s third-largest reservoir, is stocked regularly with walleye, bass and trout and offer opportunities to spot bald eagles, raptors, coyotes, red foxes, burrowing owls and mule deer.
Westminster City Hall features a 14-story bell tower topped by a pyramid-shaped steel mesh structure. The 130-foot spire, which is widely known and referenced as a community landmark, was first conceptualized as a symbolic tie and tribute to the clock tower of Westminster Palace in England known as Big Ben. The unveiling of the Bell Tower in 1986 was attended by the then-mayor of Westminster, England.
Time to Mountain Fun
It takes 1 hour and 4 minutes to get to the Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnels from Downtown Westminster.