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The Haunted Mine Drop has been nominated by USA TODAY's 10Best Reader's Choice travel award contest for Best New Amusement Park Attraction. The Glenwood Caverns is up against some pretty big names in the biz, therefore every vote counts! This would not only be great coverage for one our most beloved attractions, but also for the entire Glenwood Springs tourism community.
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Glenwood Springs Latest News Highlights
Recent notable media mentions for Glenwood Springs include:
· National Geographic: This Freshwater Sport is Taking on Its Saltwater Sister
· Sunset Magazine: Your Winter Guide to Glenwood Springs
· Aspen Times: Riding the Train from Denver to Glenwood: Sit Back, Relax, and Hike
· Colorado Business Roundtable: Listen to this radio Interview on Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loops making finalist for the Collaboration in Industry Award.
· St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Road Trip: National Parks, Native American Lands, and the Grand Canyon
· Denver 7: Because We Never Stop Hiking: 6 of Colorado's Best Snowshoeing Trails to Enjoy in the Winter
· And of course the very exciting news of the Grand Avenue Bridge made headlines throughout the state, including this piece by Denver 7.
Glenwood Springs Visitor Center in November
November welcomed the early opening of the Grand Avenue Bridge. The Glenwood Springs Visitor Center received many calls regarding the Bridge’s status and what the holidays will bring in Glenwood Springs. The tone of the incoming calls has changed from one of apprehension about the construction to those making definite plans on visiting here in the coming weeks. The feedback has been very positive with both the locals and tourists. There were also inquiries from those planning to visit in January, who had already booked accommodations, interested in events taking place that month.
The Lighting Ceremony at the Hotel Colorado and Wine Walk were November events enjoyed by thousands. The majority of visitors inquired about Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s Friday Afternoon Club, both hot springs pool facilities and hiking. There was also an increased interest in dining and shopping. The Visitor Center referred many visitors to Glenwood Adventure Company, which kept their bike rentals open through the early part of the month.
Overseas November visitors hailed from Germany, Australia, Scotland, Switzerland, England and Spain.
During November, the Glenwood Springs Visitor Center Specialists: Served 590 visitors; Answered 395 visitor-related calls; and Replied to 121 visitor-related emails.
Recent Tourism Reports
Download the Glenwood Springs Tourism Promotion Dashboard for Q3 2017 here.
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association (GSCRA) has announced the formation of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Foundation, a 501C-3 tax exempt affiliate of the chamber.
According to GSCRA Board Chair Ian Exelbert, “By leveraging charitable giving the Glenwood Springs Chamber Foundation will provide a vehicle to connect the best business minds with the community’s innovative thinkers to help solve important community challenges. We hope to underwrite civic, cultural and educational programs through fund raising and grant writing resources that are only available to foundations.”
He added, “For the past few years the chamber has focused on providing information about the Grand Avenue Bridge construction and sustaining businesses through that process. Now we’d like to focus on strategic planning and workforce development. The foundation provides a vehicle to increase our resources for important community initiatives like these. We’d also like to expand the Strawberry Days Scholarship program and help the City achieve community and economic development goals.”
Contributions to the Glenwood Springs Chamber Foundation are tax-deductible as charitable contributions. For more information, contact Angie Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Bring the whole family for some holiday fun at the annual Defiance Community Players fundraiser, A Holiday Night at the Movies. Join us Friday, December 15th for a feature showing of The Polar Express™ movie at the Glenwood Springs High School Jeannie Miller Theatre. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and the movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. Come early and enjoy our pre-show activates including sing-a-long holiday songs, letters to Santa, concession snacks & beverages, and even a special appearance by Santa.
Tickets are $10 at the door. Cash or checks only, no credit cards accepted. Discounts for families of 4 or more. Lap children under 3 are free. All proceeds go towards the Defiance Community Players/Ivy Adler Scholarship for the Performing Arts.
For more information or to find out how you can support your local theater groups, check out www.defiancecommunityplayers.org.
The City of Glenwood Springs is hosting two public open houses on Nov. 29 and 30 at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. The two events will provide the same information and opportunity to provide feedback. There will be a brief presentation at 5:45 p.m. Light snacks and water will be provided.
This is your opportunity to learn more about the project and to help guide the strategy to tie together the Confluence Redevelopment, 6th Street Corridor Master Plan, 7th Street Beautification project, and Two Rivers Park.
Residents will be given an opportunity to help shape the project by identifying their priorities for moving forward and helping to refine the recommendations made in past plans.
The "Glenwood: Moving Forward Together" project is a U.S. EPA Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Effort made possible by a grant to revitalize several brownfield sites located along the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers in the City's core.
This Thursday, Nov. 30, Vaudeville Theatre, GlenwoodWatch Warren Miller's latest ski movie thriller "Line of Descent" this Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Vaudeville Theatre, downtown Glenwood Springs.
Adults: $15 advance / $20 door
Child (12 & Under): $7 advance / $10 door
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Line of Descent starts at 7:00 pm.
The evening includes the Second Annual Winter Stoke Film Festival with LIVE Auction. Proceeds benefit the True Media Foundation of Carbondale.
Learn more online at www.WinterStoke.org
There are so many reasons to be merry! Celebrate the season and downtown Glenwood Springs at the Grand Avenue Bridge Opening Celebration, Holiday Lighting and Wine Walk.
After the annual lighting and fireworks show at the Hotel Colorado, downtown Glenwood Springs will come alive with its own lighting and tasting event in various downtown businesses.
This FREE celebration is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together to welcome the holiday season.
This is also a great kickoff to Small Business Saturday!
Ugly sweaters and potlucks are nice, but how about spending this year’s Christmas party escaping an ancient Egyptian tomb, attempting a casino heist or uncovering fortune in Aunt Edna's condo? Using cleverly placed clues, puzzles and hidden compartments that test skills and logic, work together with your team to break free of one of our three engaging, themed rooms in 60 minutes or less. With different challenges presenting chances for a new team “hero” to crack the code, this is an excellent team-building opportunity for businesses, or just plain old fun for families!
Suitable for adult and family groups of 2-30 people. Assemble your team and call 970-945-7529 to book your next party!
Reservations recommended. For more information visit www.glenwoodescape.com or find us on Facebook @glenwoodescape.
"Explore Colorado’s World of White on Skis with Two Adventure Photographers"
6 p.m., Nov. 29 - Free
Noted Colorado nature landscape photographer John Fielder will partner with Vail-based mountaineer and CMC adjunct science faculty member Jon Kedrowski, Ph.D., when they host a free multimedia presentation featuring Fielder’s new book, “A Colorado Winter,” and Kedrowski’s newly released “Classic Colorado Ski Descents.” Book sales and signing before and after event. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Hot chocolate and coffee will be served.
Morgridge Commons 815 Cooper Ave. in
downtown Glenwood Springs
(above the Glenwood Springs Branch Library)
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The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association was named 2013 Chamber of the Year by ACCE!