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Thornton is a city of about 144,000 in the Denver Metropolitan Area of the western U.S. state of Colorado. The city lies northwest of Denver in Adams and Weld counties. It is a diverse community with a strong commitment to quality of life and environmental issues.



Thornton municipal website.

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See this Colorado travel map. Colorado is on Mountain Standard Time (UTC-07) in the winter and on Mountain Daylight Time (UTC-06) in the summer.

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Thornton has aggressively pursued recreation programs with nearly 1,000 acres of land developed or designated for public parks. The numerous lighted tennis courts, athletic fields, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, recreation centers and gymnasiums offer recreation opportunities for people of all ages and activity levels.

  • 1 Water World, 8801 N. Pecos St. Open last weekend in May through Labor Day. "America's biggest, America's best" water park. Hours of fun to be had. The park is run by the city of Thornton. Water World, Colorado (Q7973427) on Wikidata Water World, Colorado on Wikipedia



There is not a mall in Thornton, although there are "Strip Malls" throughout the city. Thornton has the traditional chain stores including; Target, K-mart, Wal-mart (times 2), Lowe's, Home Depot and so on.


  • Cinzzetti's Italian Market. Must try Italian Buffet! A+ quality food cook in front of you!
  • 1 La Botana Restaurant, 8995 Washington St. Home cooked Mexican food at a great price. Just ask for a number "5"!
  • 2 Bella Italia Pizzeria, 283 E 88th Ave. Best pizza in the city. You can get 2 pieces (1/2 a medium), a drink and 3 bread sticks for $5!





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Routes through Thornton
CheyenneLongmont   N  S  DenverColorado Springs
Estes ParkBoulder  W  E  BrightonEnds at
Ends at Colorado Boulevard  W  E  → Commerce City → Ends at
Ends at  W  E  → Commerce City → Denver International Airport

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