Unique Aurora Tours

Unique Aurora ToursAurora's significant charm is complemented by the fact that many different elements make it such a unique place to visit. Fortunately, you can learn more about Aurora when you explore the opportunities that offer you the chance to take several specialized tours. These excursions will give you a unique chance to familiarize yourself with some of the city's more noteworthy places. Whether they're historic structures, sports-related venues or mountainous natural views, there's more to discover about all of them when you choose to take one of these highly entertaining and informative tours.

Mountain Vacations
Hit the slopes for some excellent skiing, head out to the links for some top-flight golfing or just relax and take in the amazing scenery when you take your Mountain Vacations getaway. You can choose to take several tours of the resort area by yourself or ask any of the staffers for help if you have any questions. Get away from it all and explore Colorado's unmatched natural beauty when you make this great escape.

Address: 12075 East 45th Avenue, Suite 220, Denver, CO 80239 - MAP
Phone: (800) 775-7995

Pepsi Center
You don't have to wait for the next big concert or sporting event to experience the impressive venue that is the Pepsi Center. Located in Denver, it is the home turf of the Denver Nuggets basketball team. There are also several other activities like music concerts and various entertainment events that are on the Center's very busy schedule. When you take the specialized tour, you'll get to take a peek behind the scenes to see what makes the venue operate. Shoot a few hoops on the Nuggets' practice court, see their dressing room, as well as items related to the Colorado Avalanche, the city's hockey team.

Address: 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, CO 80204 - MAP
Phone: (303) 405-1111
Web: www.pepsicenter.com

Venice on the Creek
When you experience Venice on the Creek, you'll not only take in the area's stunning natural beauty, but you may feel like you've been transported to some far-off European destination. Venice on the Creek is, in fact, a relaxing punt ride down Cherry Creek in lower downtown Denver. The punt boat is similar to an Italian gondola, which is commonly a long narrow vessel that is steered by a pole operator. The tours leave every ten minutes, and each excursion lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Address: 1372 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80202- MAP
Phone: (303) 893-0750
Web: www.veniceonthecreek.com

Hammond's Candies
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a visit to Hammond's Candies. The company has been creating some of the world's sweetest candies and confections since 1920. A large part of their continued success is the fact that they have stayed true to their original recipes and careful attention is still given to every aspect of the candy's production. A tour of the facility lasts approximately 30 minutes, and during that time you will see how candy canes and lollypops are made from start to finish. The tours are free and no reservations are required.

Address: 5735 North Washington Street, Denver, CO 80216- MAP
Phone: (888) 226-3999
Web: www.hammondscandies.com

Melvin School
See a true slice of Aurora's history when you visit the Melvin School. This two room schoolhouse originally served the outlying community of Melvin. In 1949, it was moved to make room for the development of the Cherry Creek Reservoir. It was a tavern for 17 years, but the Cherry Creek Historical Society reclaimed it and has meticulously restored it, adding photographs and period pieces like desks and chalkboards that recreate the original interior of this building. Tours are available depending on hours of operation.

Address: 4950 South Laredo Street, Aurora, CO 80015- MAP
Phone: (303) 690-5005
Web: /www.cherrycreekvalleyhistoricalsociety.org

Centennial House
The Centennial House is one of Aurora's most significant pieces of history for various reasons. The structure is a Queen Anne Victorian-styled home and is the oldest of the nine houses Donald Fletcher built to begin developing a new community east of Denver. The community's original name, Fletcher, was later changed to Aurora. The home was one of the first in the area to feature plumbing and has had both its interior and exterior restored to reflect its original 1890s appearance. Tours are available, but you must call to reserve your time.

Address: 1671 Galena Street, Aurora, CO 80010- MAP
Phone: (303) 739-6667
Web: www.auroragov.org