Our family recently discovered a wonderful fun family outing that is off the beaten path. Located in Golden, Colorado, Heritage Square is an old-fashioned amusement park, shopping area and family picnic area that can keep you and your children entertained.
Formerly known as Fish and Farm, the Amusement Park at Heritage Square offers a variety of rides and ticket combinations to suit children of all ages and family price ranges. For the younger children, rides include: swings, tea cups, a carousel, a balloon ride, and Miner Mike Roller Coaster.
For the older kids, fun activities include three go-kart tracks for varying skill levels, bumper boats and paddleboats. The Kiddie Track go-karts are for children ages 4-8 and have cars that even a first-timer can control. The Junior Track is specifically designed for children ages 8-12, and has the same Indy style Go-Karts as the Adult Track. The Slick Track Go-karts are faster go karts, and thee course has hairpinned corners and a slick surface.
Another feature of the Complex is the Alpine Slide on the hill behind the rest of the park. After taking a chair lift to the top of the hill, you can enjoy a half-mile slide on one of two tracks down the mountain. One track is faster for those with a need for speed, while the other is a slower track for the more faint-hearted. On both of the tracks, you can control your own speed down the hill with specialized sleds that offer a pull leveler to push forward to go faster or pull back to slow down.
Reservations are not necessary, but if you go on a weekend, or have a large group, they are recommended. Check the schedule on the web site for times and days open.
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