Picnic at Lakeside Amusement Park
Where we've featured it
It’s hard to call yourself a Denverite if you haven’t been to Lakeside. Some of that stems from the history of the place - it opened in 1908 - and some of it stems from the bravery you need to step foot inside the park. Hang around Denver long enough, and you’re sure to hear urban legends about people flying off the roller coaster into the “lake” the park sits beside. Pretty sure none of that actually happened, but we also aren’t taking any chances, thus the picnic recommendation. Pack a sandwich, pay less than $5 bucks for admission, and settle in for a few hours to watch carnival culture at its best.