Parker Travel Guide

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    Heading east on Main Street
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    Main Street in Parker
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Parker Things to Do

  • Parker's Only Statue

    The town council of Parker decided that we should have a great piece of art that will show that the people of Parker are super patrons of the arts. We have one statue that graces Main Street on the way to the town library. This is the town's challenge to Michelangelo's statues. The mayor has a motto--"Bring 'em on Baby!"No other statues are...

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  • and the Buffalo Roam

    The living symbol of the west is the Buffalo. They used to roam over the prairie and the Indians were able to survive by hunting them. However, they were hunted by the cowboys and hunters for their hides and became almost extinct. Only a few people thought of capturing some and breeding them back to a greater number. Now you can see them in...

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  • Take a Drive Through The Center of...

    Parker has a main street. The founding fathers were very creative back then and called it Main Street. Amazing....The center core of Parker is about three blocks by two blocks. You can drive through this core in 3 minutes, unless the crosswalk sign for pedestrians begins flashing. Included here are three "exciting" photos of Main Street.On Sundays,...

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Parker Restaurants

  • Burger the way you want it

    Still under construction....Cheeburger is a take off on the old Saturday Night Live Skit featuring John Belushi serving up Cheeseburger and saying, "Cheeburger Cheeburger, Pepsi Pepsi!"This is not a fast food place. You sit down and they take your order according to the size of burger you want. Then you select any or all of the long list of items...

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  • bread almost like Europe and more

    Panera is more than a bakery. They have a menu with sandwiches, panini, and more. They are a chain bakery, other Paneras are in the Denver area. I think that they have gone to other states.Moving from the San Francisco area we immediately missed sourdough bread, and other types of bread that you would find in Italy and France. We just took it for...

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Parker Transportation

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    by painterdave Written Nov 15, 2007

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    After a short while you will want to escape from Parker and get closer to the mountains. Take the:
    Toll Road that runs East and West from Parker....
    Going west the view is exceptional.
    The cost is $1.75 for a one way trip. This 470 intersects with I25 which goes north and south through Colorado.

    view of I 25 above 470 Rocky Mountains
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    • Motorcycle

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Parker Shopping

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  • Stocking Up Your Pantry

    This is the typical American Grocery Store. It is a large store where you can find just about anything from food to medicine. Parker has three such stores, Safeway is the closest one to my home. I have provided some photos of this store for my friends who do not live in the U.S.Although big can be very useful, we do not get the quality of food that...

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  • Foods from Abroad

    Americans who have been to Europe have learned to appreciate "old world" foods. When we return from a trip, we begin to think about how great those foods tasted and we miss them. This is where a shop like Tony's comes in. They have meats, cheeses, and imported foods from Italy and France. They also have vegetables and fruits, pastries, and even...

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  • Building Bonanza

    If you own a home in Parker, eventually you will want to fix it up and make it better. There are two choices in Parker for building materials, Lowes and Home Depot.The Home Depot store in Parker is not run very well, it is messy and understaffed, so I usually go to the Lowes store.They have just about anything you need for home improvement....

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Parker Local Customs

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    by painterdave Written Dec 11, 2007

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    It is a tradition in the southwest that many families make tamales for Christmas meals. The smell of tamales being steamed is unforgettable, and you will never forget your first taste of warm tamale.
    In some families the mother will just spend a whole day making a pile of tamales, but in others it is made into a party. Everyone comes to make these special little treats.
    Show below are photos from a tamale party. You can see the ingredients, how to make them and the finished product.
    If you wnat to know more about making them, you can send me an email.

    Finished product Flatten the masa on the wet corn husk corn husks are in water everything is ready. the ingredients, masa (white) shredded pork, husks
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Parker Tourist Traps

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    by painterdave Updated Dec 2, 2007

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    Real life deer statues have been placed throughout Parker.

    Unique Suggestions: Don't feed the animals.

    Fun Alternatives: Denver has a big zoo.
    See my tip on buffalo.

    Deer Statue Not mechanically operated Moving deer look like the real thing
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    • Bungy Jumping
    • Seniors

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Parker Favorites

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    by painterdave Written Nov 15, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Eventually you will want to send some mail, postcards or a package to a friend or relative. If you like to stand in line for at least a half an hour you can go to our local post office.
    Featured here are several photos of our post office.

    Fondest memory: This post office is one of the most frustrating in the whole state. It is poorly run and mismanaged. If you want to call the office, there is no direct phone line. Lines are always very long and the workers are very slow.

    Front of the post office We have drive up service in America
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