Things to do in Denver when you're native: Adams Mystery Playhouse

After last week's trip down memory lane for the thirtieth anniversary of the 16th Street Mall, I started to think about all of the places around this city that I've never visited. Since I'm a Colorado native, I've find it easy to all but ignore attractions that seem to be targeted to visitors and transplants. But after my return to the mall, I started wondering what I might have been missing.

Everyone knows about (or has celebrated a birthday at) Casa Bonita and Lakeside Amusement Park -- but what about the other kitschy and touristy stuff around town?

So this weekend, I decided to check out the Adams Mystery Playhouse, 2406 Federal Boulevard, and its latest play, Welcome to Murder Mortuary. An evening here includes dinner, a scavenger hunt, a cocktail hour and a show that runs more than two hours; you get the works for around $50 (the meal is included, but drinks and tips are additional.) But the chance to mingle with strangers and actors in this creepy, antiqued mansion is a free bonus!

See also: - Ten reasons why Lakeside Amusement Park rules - Slideshows -- Casa Bonita: It's real, and it's spectacular - Best of Denver 2007 -- Best Old West Restaurant: Buckhorn Exchange

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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