While new structures have made over Westminster, the town's history is carefully preserved at the Bowles House Museum. Westminster's Pillar of Fire building, a majestic neo-Romanesque-style building built in 1892, is another interesting tribute to the past. Numerous other structures are also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
What's most visible in Westminster, however, is a sea of new shopping districts. Visitors will find conveniences ranging from popular chain stores to family-style restaurants located immediately off of U.S. 36. In addition, the Westminster Promenade, an outdoor pedestrian village, contains restaurants and cafes, a movie theater, sculptures, hotel facilities, performance areas, interactive water features, walking trails and a three-rink ice arena.
The Butterfly Pavilion is a lush conservatory home to 1,200 free-flying butterflies, including the brilliant blue morpho and a giant endangered species from Australia. The pavilion is one of the area's most popular family attractions.