In just the past week, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park has been a media darling of sorts, winning not one, but two accolades. The mountaintop theme park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado received attention first by Rocky Mountain PBS and then by USA Today.
The oldest still-operating amusement parks around the globe trace their origins to gardens, hunting grounds, picnic sites, campgrounds and bathing beaches, much as Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park first open as cave tours in 1895 – within range of the 10 oldest parks in the world.
A mountain is ideal for many things - hiking, skiing, hang gliding, but it’s not the most logical location for a theme park. Yet, situated 7, 100 feet above sea level in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, is America’s only mountain-top theme park. How exactly did Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park end up there? Well, follow the [...]
Top Ten Reasons Glenwood Caverns should be the Eighth Wonder of the World Recently, the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association entered Glenwood Caverns and the Historic Fairy Caves into VirtualTourist.com’s contest to crown “The Eighth Wonder of the World.” Tourism boards, chambers of commerce and visitor bureaus around the world are sending in nominations [...]
Tour Guide manager Bob Koper in King's Row at Glenwood CavernsKelly Cox photo Bob Koper knows a thing or two about being underground. The longtime Glenwood Caverns tour guide has been sharing his enthusiasm and knowledge about the historic caves since 1999, the first year they were open to the public. Steve [...]