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!
- 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