A few miles west of downtown, Benson is still home to descendants of many of its original Danish settlers. Benson has a cozy central shopping district filled with small, independent retail shops and restaurants reflecting its Olde World heritage. Identified as the area along Maple Street between NW Radial and 72nd Street, Benson is home to a comedy club and a number of eclectic coffee houses, a couple of art galleries and restaurants. If you’re an artist, you’ll likely find your way to Benson. The Benson Mural Project is partnering professional artists with high school students to brighten up the alleyways and other vacant spaces in the neighborhood. Look for one near 6103 Maple and another at 6056 Maple.