Just 20 miles from Denver International Airport, Keenesburg is a charming town that makes its home under the sweeping skies of Colorado’s plains. 

Keenesburg’s motto sums up its quirky small-town vibe perfectly: “Home of 500 Happy People and a Few Soreheads.” 

The largest attraction by far is The Wild Animal Sanctuary, where you can marvel at nearly 650 rescued creatures including lions, tigers, wolves, coati mundi and more. You’ll find several locally owned restaurants Keenesburg, as well as the Ponderosa Inn, a quaint downtown bar with a nostalgic atmosphere. 

Spend the night a variety of nearby lodgings, ranging from motels to RV parks.