Journey through a Jurassic wonderland with a stay at this dino-themed resort near Denver.

Hotel owners Greg and Meredith Tally came together to create a fun and adventurous experience for dinosaur lovers during a $5 million renovation process. The entire hotel is decked out in dinosaurs artifacts including fossils, bones, skeletons, and a large collection of dinosaur-inspired murals. In the lobby, you’ll also find Triceratops horns, Velociraptor feet, and Mongolian egg clutch.

Guests are encouraged to snap a selfie with the enormous teal Stegosaurus statue nicknamed Stanley outside of the hotel. There’s also an enclosed sandpit for kids to play and dig up “dinosaur” fossils and bones.

Photo Credit: Best Western Denver Southwest.

Not only does the hotel restaurant come complete with a full-size Tylosaur swimming across the ceiling, but you’ll also find the only petrified wood bar known in Colorado today. Entree choices include appetizers, sandwiches, wraps, and burritos. Beer, wine and, mixed drinks are also available.

Additional hotel amenities include a heated pool and hot tub, complimentary breakfast, high-speed internet, 24-hour fitness room, meeting rooms, and a large outdoor patio for relaxing in the beautiful mountain sunshine.

Best Western Denver Southwest, Photo Credit: jimmy thomas (Flickr)

Offering quick and easy access to the Rocky Mountain Foothills, The Best Denver Western Southwest is located in Lakewood, Colorado –just 20 minutes away from downtown Denver. Here’s where you’ll find it on the map.

The hotel is just a short distance from a variety of popular attractions including The Morrison Natural History Museum, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Pepsi Center, Botanical Gardens, Coors Field, Rocky Mountain National Park, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver Zoo, Elitch Gardens Amusement Park and Water Park, Water World and much more.

If you’re looking to get out and explore more from the world of dinosaurs, the hotel is also located near Dinosaur Ridge – a National Natural Landmark, where you’ll discover dinosaur prints, exposed bones, and fossilized plants and insects.

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