Tourism & Things to Do

Plan a trip to Brighton and visit historic landmarks, museums, and an abundance of outdoor recreation areas.  Hometown traditions, attractions, shopping, family time, outdoor recreation are all woven through the fabric of Brighton’s culture and help to define tourism in our state. 

“Come Live, Learn, Play & Stay” in Brighton, Colorado!  Experience local and regional attractions, and enjoy the outdoors, as it is a large part of the lifestyle in Brighton.  Colorado’s tradition and passion for outdoor access is due in large part to unparalleled natural resources.

A long history of Hometown Traditions, events, shopping, culinary delights and Agro-tourism, makes Brighton a favorite destination!

Come explore our historic downtown area where there are quaint shops, and cultural activities for one and all.  We invite you to discover Brighton and all that it offers!

  • Touring historic places
    • Visit Downtown Brighton
    • Historic Walking Tour
  • Cultural Activities & Attractions - Events
    • Visit a Gallery
    • See a live show
    • Tour public art
    • Go shopping!
  • Experience exceptional culinary experiences
    • Dining - Brighton offers a variety of cuisines (Italian, Asian, Mexican, German, etc)
    • Watch your favorite team at one of our many sports bars
  • Discovering eco-tourism - Ecofair
  • Agritourism
  • Hiking - Walk a Trail
  • Biking

 the armory
The Brighton Armory

300 Strong Street
Brighton, CO  80601
Ph: (303) 655-2026
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Always hosting some type of fun, artsy event, such as theatric plays, musical concerts, and much more!

 Adams County Museum
Adams County Historical Museum

9601 Henderson Road
Brighton, CO   80601
Ph: (303) 659-7103
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Take a walk down memory lane by going to see this museum that has so much history to offer!  Fun stuff to see especially the beautiful Victorian House, antique trucks, cars and even an old century Fire Engine!

 Adams County Regional Park and Fairgrounds
Adams County Regional Park & Fairgrounds

9755 Henderson Road
Brighton, CO  80601
Ph: (303) 637-8000
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Plenty of walking trails to get your daily run or walk in; hang up your "Gon' Fishin' sign and hit the lake!  You can get some sand in between your toes by playing on the volleyball courts and let the kiddies have some fun of their own at the fun playground!

 Barr Lake State Park
Barr Lake State Park

13401 Picadilly Road
Brighton, CO  80603
Ph: (303) 659-6005
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Come enjoy the 8.8 mile trail that goes around the lake.  This trail is bicyclist, horseback rider, and hiker friendly.  Tons of wildlife viewing stations to try and sport a Bald Eagle, just one of 350 species of birds that have been spotted at the park.  Another great fishing spot!  Boaters welcome!

 Brighton Recreation Center
Brighton Recreation Center

555 N. 11th Avenue
Brighton, CO  80601
Ph: (303) 655-2200
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All-purpose community recreation center for the community of Brighton and the surrounding areas.  Contains Olympic sized lap pool, leisure pool, gymnasium with six basketball court baskets, indoor running/walking track, lifting weights, cardio/vascular workout machines, community meeting rooms, an outdoor park and walking trail.

 Brighton Oasis
Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park

1852 E. Bromley Lane
Brighton, CO  80601
Ph: (303) 655-2095
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Fun Family Park with something for everyone in the family!  The aquatic park features a climbing wall, 2 water slides, a lazy river with zero depth entry, wave generator, deep water area, tot leisure pool with zero depth entry and interactive play features, water basketball play area.  There is a full concession stand, although you may bring in your own food (no glass containers or alcohol permitted).  Lockers are available for rental.  Party packages and pavilion rentals are available as well.

 Wild Animal Sanctuary
The Wild Animal Sanctuary

1946 County Road 53
Kennesburg, CO  80643
Ph: (303) 536-0118
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A beautiful 300 acre sanctuary for wild life animals with more than 290 Lions, Tigers and Bears - oh my!  Also, including the list of carnivores to be seen are leopards, mountain lions, wolves, bobcats, lynx, coyotes, and coati mundi.  You will also find exotic beautiful birds, camels, horses, emus, and much more!  Stop by this beautiful wonderland and go on an adventure that you will never forget.

 Colorado Clay
Colorado Clay Shooting Park

13600 Lanewood Street
Brighton, CO  80603
Ph: (303) 659-7117
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One of the biggest shooting ranges in Colorado.  This range offers the regions largest variety of shooting including sporting clays, skeet, and trap.  Instructs are available for beginning, intermediate, and master shooters.  Instruction for beginning Lady and juniors available as well.  All instructions with an instructor are by appointments only.

 Riverdale Golf Course
Riverdale Golf Course

13300 Riverdale Road
Brighton, CO  80602
Ph: (303) 659-4700
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This golf course offers two different courses, The Dunes and The Knolls.  The Dunes is a Sottish style links course with plenty of pot bunkers, mounds, water, and the natural trademark railroad ties meandering along the South Platte River.  The Knolls is a traditional park-style layout that features many hazards, trees and elevated greens.  The Riverdale Golf Courses are critically acclaimed in magazines such as Golf Magazine, The Colorado Golfer Newspaper, and Golf Digest just to name a few.