You’re familiar with Independence and Labor Day— summer holidays traditionally celebrated with family and friends. However, these lesser known occasions, while obscure, can be just as much fun!
It’s summer, and at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park as far as we’re concerned that means every day is a great reason to have fun, do something different or daring, hang out with your peeps, eat your favorite foods and most of all make memories that live on long after the season ends. Sure, Fourth of July and Labor Day are day-off-from-work celebrations, but these off-beat “alternative” holidays add novel new reasons to get going, get-together and get busy doing something out-of-the-ordinary.
July is National Anti-Boredom Month. July is the half-way point of summer vacations. Filling the days between now and back-to-school can leave kids and their parents feeling restless. Annihilate boredom at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. A mountain-top of thrill rides, attractions and cave tours keeps the fun flying, zipping and soaring along!
Friday the Thirteenth. July 13th lands on a Friday this year. Instead of hiding from cats walking under ladders and avoiding broken mirrors, why not face your fears instead? Our thrill rides will give you plenty of opportunities to do just that. The Giant Canyon Swing launches riders out 1,300 feet above Glenwood Canyon; the Haunted Mine Drop will have you screaming as it drops you 110 feet; the Alpine Coaster and Cliffside Roller Coaster will have you on the edge of your seat as the G-forces kick in. There’s no better day than Friday the 13th for a screaming good time!
National Hot Dog Day is July 18. Theme parks and hot dogs go together like funnel cakes and whipped cream which we have as well. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park has three locations to grab a bite to eat. The Lookout Grille which has a full menu of options including burgers, wraps and salads; the Popcorn Wagon is perfect for grab-and-go options like cinnamon glazed nuts, funnel cakes, corn dogs and popcorn; and the Snack Shack in the plaza features pizza, brats, ice cream, sno-cones and of course hot dogs!
August is Family Fun Month. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park was voted Best for Family Entertainment in the 2018 Glenwood Post Independent Locals’ Choice Awards. For families with younger kids the Park’s small attractions are exciting without being too scary. In addition to cave tours, the 4-D theater, laser tag, Wild West Express, Giddy Up ride, Mine Wheel, climbing wall and new sluice box provide hours of entertainment. Older kids and teens tend to favor the park’s thrill rides. A melodrama show, Trouble Bubbles at Iron Mountain Hot Springs gets laughs from all ages.
Just Because Day. This is one of our favorite oddball holidays. Every day, all of us do the things that are expected or required of us because we have to. Well, on National Just Because Day, celebrated on Aug. 27, that does not apply. This day is a chance to do something without rhyme or reason like go to a theme park located on top of a mountain —just because.
Autumnal Equinox. Sept. 22, marks the day first day of fall; thankfully it still feels like summer. As for sky-gazing, there’s no better place to watch a Glenwood Springs sunset than from the viewing deck at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Glenwood Caverns was also voted the Best Place to Watch a Sunset in the 2018 Locals’ Choice awards.
All of these are great reasons to get out and do something fun and different like visit Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Pick a day, any day and make it special however you please!
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