Nearly 5,000 amusement parks were built in the United States between 1895 and 1920, and most major cities had one. By 1908, Denver had four to choose from, while memories of a recently closed fifth still lingered. After 1914, only two - Lakeside and Elitch's - remained to entertain tens of thousands of customers yearly. Then two new ventures in the '50s threatened their dominance. Join historian David Forsyth for a trip through this rollercoaster history.
You have heard about it, you have seen it from a distance, now you have the opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of the Back Country while relaxing on a horse drawn hay ride. See a variety of wild life such as turkey, elk, deer, and more. Find out about the early homesteaders and visit an original homestead. Lunch is served at the end, or bring your own lunch and enjoy. The outing is available to age 10 and up. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy Highlands Ranch's hidden treasure. Departure at 10 am, returning approx.. 12 noon. Seating is limited
Cost $32 HRHS members, $35 non HRHS-members with lunch,
Cost $22 HRHS members, $25 non-HRHS-members who bring their own lunch