Morrison is an incredible town in the state of Colorado, United States, located more exactly in Jefferson County and being a Home Rule Municipality at the same time. The history of Morrison goes back to 1822, when the area was settled and named after George Morrison, the businessmen who left a serious mark on the town, as well as on the history of the area. Later on, Morrison became incorporated and, even though it has developed significantly since then, it still knew how to preserve its historic charm. There are 430 people currently living in Morrison, according to the 2000 census, but this small town welcomes many tourists throughout the year. The motto of Morrison is 'The Nearest Faraway Place', meaning that it is the nearest place to visit if you want to be taken back in history.
Top Attractions within Morrison
The Morrison Natural History Museum is the cultural institution which will teach you so many interesting facts about the area. There are numerous fossils put on display, even of the rare Stegosaurus. There are also many historical items and artifacts put on display, for you to learn more about the history, heritage and culture of Morrison.
Red Rocks Amphitheater is an amazing open-air amphitheater, built in a rock structure. The large, tilted rock behind the stage is shaped like a disc, and there is also a huge vertical rock, which is angled outwards. The venue opened in 1906 and has a capacity of more than 9000, so this is why it has become the main place to host the events in the area.
Red Rocks Park is the mountain park where you will find the aforementioned amphitheater, but other great features, as well. The park was built in 1928 and it features numerous rock formations, including the famous sandstone outcrops and caves. This place is definitely unique, so no wonder that it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.