Castle Rock is home to nearly 50,000 people, making it the most populous town – not city – in Colorado. This is a good base if you want to tour both Denver and Colorado Springs, but the town itself has its share of attractions you can go to. So get on a charter bus in Castle Rock, Colorado and discover the town today!
Ride a charter bus in Castle Rock, Colorado and explore the town's art scene. One of the best events you could attend in Castle Rock is the Colorado Artfest. Now close to three decades old, the festival is held after Labor Day and features a juried fine arts show and other activities. You should also go to the Starlighting event that happens the weekend before Thanksgiving. Or you can attend the Renaissance Festival Colorado, which happens all summer long.
You should also check out the magic shows put up by the Theatre of Dreams. Or theatrical productions by the Front Range Theatre Company.
Meanwhile, the Douglas County Events Center is open for all types of events, including conferences, rodeos, sporting events, music concerts and others. Then check out the Wildlife Experience Art Gallery at the CU South Denver. The city also has a collection of public art for you to enjoy.
Shopping in Castle Rock is an experience. You can go to the downtown area and check out the antique stores here. You can also find bargains at the Outlets at Castle Rock, the biggest open-air outlet center in the entire state.
On top of retailers, you will want to check out the more than 100 restaurants in town. Some of these dining establishments give you a one-of-a-kind experience. Castle Café allows you to dine in a Western saloon atmosphere. If you want to get a feel of eating inside a stone church, try the Old Stone Church Restaurant. Then you have to option of eating only at the best places here, which include the Bundt Shoppe, Crave Real Burgers, Pho 777, Manna Restaurant, Uniscali Food & Wine, Yolanda's Tacos, and Maddie's Biergarten.
The Castle Rock Historical Museum, housed in a former railway depot, gives you the chance to learn about the history of the town.
Red Hawk Ridge, Plum Creek Golf & Country Club, Castle Pines Golf Club, Country Club at Castle Pines, and the Ridge At Castle Pines North are some of Castle Rock's best golf courses. Plus around a quarter of the town's total land area is earmarked for parks and open spaces, totaling to more than 5,400 acres. Then there are about 56 miles of trails that crisscross Castle Rock as well. Some of the best parks here include Bison Park, Castle Highlands Park, Castlewood Canyon State Park, Festival Park, Glovers Tot Lot, Metzler Ranch Park, Mitchell Gulch Park, Plum Creek Park, Rhyolite Regional Park, and Rosecrown Park. Meanwhile, trails and open spaces include East Plum Creek Trail, Hidden Mesa Open Space, Gateway Mesa Open Space, Mitchell Creek Canyon Trail, Native Legend Open Space, Ridgeline Open Space, and Rock Park.
Looking for other points of interest? You should join the Castle Rock WineFest, which was voted as one of the finest wine festivals in the area.