Denver Things to Do

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  • 1. Red Rocks

    We went up to Red Rocks around sunset time, we actually missed the sunset for a few minutes and we were sorry because it is supposed to be the best time to see the colors. Red Rocks is a park with...

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  • 2. Denver Zoo

    Like any major zoo, the Denver Zoo houses a wealth of animals representing different regions from around the world. What was most memorable to me was the polar bear exhibit. Here, polar bears can be...

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  • 3. Rocky Mountains

    Since it was a short trip (and because I'm used to low altitude), we decided to rent a car and just drive to the sights. We drove up to the Alpine Visitor's Center, which is right by the highest point...

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  • 4. Coors Brewery

    The visit to the Coors brevery in Golden was great fun! I am a technical nut that always try to find out how things work so I enjoyed the tour of the plant, particularly the area where they package...

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  • 5. Ocean Journey

    Go at night! The only reason I say this is because the crowds have died down and you can really experience the exhibits. My favorite part is when you can "pet" the stingrays. They allow you to buy...

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  • 6. Botanic Gardens

    I went to the Denver Botanic gardens a few weeks ago. The gardens are very nice. Lots of beautiful flowers and plants to see a few okay places to eat. The best places to see were the Asian garden with...

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  • 7. Coors Field

    Coming from Boston, we're used to a cramped old ballpark (we love going to Fenway, but even we are starting to wonder if it is suited to the 21st century) and impossible-to-get tickets. Boy was Coors...

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  • 8. Elitch Gardens

    It has 70 acres of grounds that encompasses an amusement and water park. It is located right near the downtown area, even though you would have to drive here. They have family rides, thrill rides and...

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  • 9. US Mint

    Denver has one of two US mint sites that are open for public tours. The tour requires advance reservations although a limited first come, first serve slots may be available. Cameras are not allowed...

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  • 10. See the dioramas at the Museum of Nature & Science

    The Denver Museum of Nature & Science stands out for its phenomenal animal dioramas. Another great aspect of this museum though, aside from its indoor...

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  • 11. Denver Art Museum

    Hosted in a modern and architecturally interesting building the Denver art museum offer a variety of collection and frequent special exhibit.I am used to...

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  • 12. Hammond's Candy Tour

    Tour an old fashioned candy factory. The tour itself is really just looking through a window, but was still interesting. The best part was the samples and the...

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  • 13. Great Divide Brewery

    Just a few blocks from Coors Field where the Rockies play is the Great Divide Brewery. They are one of the oldest of the modern wave of microbreweries in...

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  • 14. What Denver does best: Beer

    One of the things Denver does best is beer - I'd suggest checking out some of the local brewpubs, breweries and taphouses.Breweries: Great Divide, River North,...

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  • 15. Whitewater rafting out of Denver

    When I researched it for our trip last summer the only halfway decent whitewater trip I found near Denver was on Clear Creek out of Idaho Springs which isn't to...

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  • 16. Denver Museum of Nature&Science

    We visited this museum in 1964. The only way I know this is that I took a photo of my daughter at the sculpture outside the museum called "The Grizzlies Last...

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  • 17. Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

    Once a manufacturing facility for mustard gas, pesticides, and other nasty stuff, this 12,500-acre piece of land in northeast Denver has been transformed into a...

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  • 18. Bluff Lake Nature Center

    The last thing people tend to think of when they talk about a big city like Denver is nature, but one of the great things about Denver is that there are so many...

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  • 19. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

    Catholic religion came late to Denver, beginning with the first mass 1860. Nevertheless, northern Colorado is now home to many catholics, and the cathedral is...

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  • 20. Capitol Hill Neighborhood

    In the vicinity of the "unsinkable" Molly Brown House are a number of other mansions and homes of interest within this neighborhood quite near downtown. A...

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  • 21. "Unsinkable" Molly Brown Mansion

    Within the Capitol Hill neighborhood, which is filled with old historic residences, is the Molly Brown House. This residence has been preserved like a museum...

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  • 22. Cheesman Park

    Named after Walter Cheesman, who also built the Governor's Mansion, this urban park is itself on the National Registere of Historic Places. Originally, this was...

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  • 23. Governor's Mansion

    The Governor's Mansion is often a place of fundraiser musical concerts and such, as well as the executive residence (on the 2nd and 3rd floors). Ironically, the...

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  • 24. Denver's SoBo Design District

    South of I-25 on Broadway, between about Colorado and Arizona Streets, is the antique store, Persian rug, artsy fartsy design furniture, and other stuff...

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  • 25. Old South Pearl Street

    One of the more hip and lively neighborhoods is South Pearl Street, which is not too far from the University of Denver in the center of south Denver. This is a...

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