Best Little Parties on the Prairie - 2004
Four Mile House Historic Park
Four Mile Historic Park, perched along the Cherry Creek Greenway, is an agrarian jewel, a throwback to earlier times smack-dab in the middle of the city. And it's a heck of a lot better than the rigors of Chuck E. Cheese's for kids' birthday parties. Instead of video games and rides, Four Mile offers horse-drawn wagon rides, pioneer and/or tepee games, cake-baking in an open-fire oven, old-timey crafts, and feeding the farm animals, which include roosters, fat hens, gorgeous screw-horned sheep and a pair of French Percheron horses. It's reasonably priced, more fun than a three-legged race, and there's no mouse telling you what to do.