In Denver’s early days, many wealthy residents maintained summer estates in the rural Lakewood area, and this historic village tells their story as well as that of others who lived and worked here. For an introduction to the museum, your first stop should be the visitor center; you can begin a personalized guided or self-guided tour here. The village includes an 1870s farmhouse, a 1920s one-room school, a 1950s variety store, and the Barn Gallery. There’s an exhibit on “Lakewood People and Places,” antique and vintage farm machinery, self-guided history walks through the surrounding 127-acre park, changing art exhibits, and a picnic area. Also on-site are an amphitheater and festival area, which hosts a summer concert series and a slate of seasonal fairs and celebrations. Allow 1 to 2 hours.