Another area of Denver that offers a glimpse into the relaxed ambiance of a different era, downtown Littleton offers a charming Main Street lined with turn-of-the-century buildings that house some of the metro area's most unique, independently owned businesses. There are 11 art galleries, 14 specialty gift shops, and six clothing boutiques. You can experience the town's historic agricultural roots at the Littleton Historical Museum (6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton), where you'll find two working farms, one from the 1860s and another from the 1920s, complete with chickens, pigs, oxen, cattle, and horses, making it an educational and fun family outing. Hudson Gardens (6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton) is another attraction, featuring a multitude of plants, flowers, trees, ponds, wildlife, a garden railroad, and a beautiful outdoor setting along a mile-and-a-quarter walking path.
Where to Find It
About 12 miles south of downtown at Santa Fe and Littleton Blvd.
CAB FARE FROM DOWNTOWN: $38.00 (approx.)
RTD: Take the D Light Rail train from 16th and Stout Sts. south to the downtown Littleton Stop.
Wednesdays in summer bring a Farmer's Market with locally grown produce, baked goods, cooking demonstrations, and more.
Every August, Littleton hosts Western Welcome Week, a ten-day street fair that draws attention to Denver's local non-profit organizations. The town also hosts Mardi Gras and Bastille Day celebrations.