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Denver History Tour
"This history tour of Denver will give you a great overview of it’s Wild West past and how it went from a mining camp to state capitol and now a current day growing Metropolis. Even though Denver is a relatively young city its unique history and place in the expansion of the United States contains many of stories of pioneering times in the new frontier including infamous characters and beautiful architecturally significant buildings.  It is now the fastest growing economy in the US and you can see how modern buildings are being built amongst the old as Denver is once again a pioneer in a new age. you will go on top of the Dome where you get a 360-degree view of Denver (only weekdays).  Ride along the 16th Street Mall shuttle to the lower downtown historic downtown (LODO) Denver’s birthplace where you will learn about Denver’s Wild West past. You will continue your journey through LoDo with several stops and as you walk toward our final destination Denver’s Union Station you will get a chance to see the new evolution - where the old meets the new.The history tour guides are fun and entertaining and are either historians or professors with an in depth knowledge of Denver’s history."
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Denver Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"The adventure begins at the state capitol and takes you on a well-designed course through some of Denver’s art and culture among shops along the 16th Street Mall and through courtyards and buildings steeped in rich Denver history. The tour requires approximately 2 miles of walking and uses the free 16th street mall transportation at one point in the game. The game software t leaving time to stop for a bite to eat or simply to enjoy the best sights of the city. Great for families friends and those ready to have fun on a scavenger hunt adventure! Please note that pricing is per individual but your team must book together. One voucher is valid for your team of 2-5 people.""""Turn Denver into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour city walking tour. Guided from any smart phone teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city
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Denver History Tour
"This history tour of Denver will give you a great overview of it’s Wild West past and how it went from a mining camp to state capitol and now a current day growing Metropolis. Even though Denver is a relatively young city its unique history and place in the expansion of the United States contains many of stories of pioneering times in the new frontier including infamous characters and beautiful architecturally significant buildings.  It is now the fastest growing economy in the US and you can see how modern buildings are being built amongst the old as Denver is once again a pioneer in a new age. you will go on top of the Dome where you get a 360-degree view of Denver (only weekdays).  Ride along the 16th Street Mall shuttle to the lower downtown historic downtown (LODO) Denver’s birthplace where you will learn about Denver’s Wild West past. You will continue your journey through LoDo with several stops and as you walk toward our final destination Denver’s Union Station you will get a chance to see the new evolution - where the old meets the new.The history tour guides are fun and entertaining and are either historians or professors with an in depth knowledge of Denver’s history."
From $59.00

State Capitol Tips (13)

A Mile High

My son and husband didn't visit the capitol per se but they did take pictures of the building and sculpture outside. The capitol building is a one of the key features in the memorable Denver skyline...
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DEBBBEDB
Jan 27, 2016

State Capitol

LocationEast Colfax Avenue and Sherman Street on the north and East 14th Street and Sherman Street on the South. It faces Lincoln Street between Colfax and 14th Street. Note: Colfax would be 15th...
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Toughluck
Oct 28, 2007

Light fixtures in State Capitol

Electricity became available in Denver in 1886, the year construction on the Capitol began. However, the builders did not trust the reliability of electric lighting and insisted that gas be used. As a...
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OlenaKyiv
Jul 03, 2007

Some facts about the Colorado Capitol

The capitol contains 240,000 cubic feet of granite. The Capitol's Original Dome incorporated more than 7 tons of lead. The Cornerstone weighs twenty tons and it took twenty mules to haul it. The Gold...
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OlenaKyiv
May 31, 2007

The Civil War Monument

The stone base of this monument is adorned with four tablets that list the battles and the names of the soldiers who died. Also chiseled into the base of this grand memorial is the proud statement...
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OlenaKyiv
May 14, 2007

Civil War Monument

This bronze figure of a Union Soldier facing South with gun in hand was built to honor Colorado's Civil War heroes and to promote civic pride. It is the work of Captain John D. Howland, a prominent...
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OlenaKyiv
May 14, 2007

Native American and Dying Bison

This statue on the east lawn of the capitol depicts a Native American standing over a dying bison. The memorial was the original idea of a group of real estate investors who thought that such a...
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OlenaKyiv
May 14, 2007

The Colorado Capitol Building

Colorado's Capitol Building was designed with all the modern conveniences: electricity, hot and cold running water, and steam heat. It had its own artesian wells and an elevator. Tunnels beneath the...
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OlenaKyiv
May 14, 2007

The Colorado State Capitol

Located on Colfax and Lincoln. Has Corithian greek cross foor plan (looks like a plus sign).Henry Brown donated the land for Colorado State Capitol building in 1867. In 1883 architects were asked to...
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OlenaKyiv
May 14, 2007

They don't call it Mile High For Nothing

Denver's nickname of The Mile High City is pretty self-explanatory. One of the steps to the State Capitol building is exactly 5,280 feet, exactly one mile above sea level. The city, and the state of...
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goingsolo
Jun 07, 2005

We got 12 inches of snow the...

We got 12 inches of snow the day we arrived. This is a view from the Capitol..shows that is it 7400 altitude, the air is thin! The Capitol was in session and I got to listen to the political things...
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Kodi01
Aug 25, 2002

Visit the State Capitol...

Visit the State Capitol building. Denver is Colorado's Capitol and, like many states, has a domed capitol building. The dome on this building overlayed with gold leaf mined from Colorado.There's a...
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danmcf
Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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"The Queen City of the Plains"
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"Denver: The Mile High City"
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"A Path to the West Over one Big Mountain Range"
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Things to Do Near Denver

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Coors Field

While my husband and son were in Denver to see the Atlanta Braves play the Colorado Rockies at Coors FIeld. They saw three games. They do this every summer - visit various places to see the Braves...
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Botanic Gardens

The Denver Botanic Gardens are located in York Street, eastern-central Denver. This place features seven themed gardens - among them a rose garden and a Japanese garden - and a spectacular greenhouse...
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Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo was one of the first zoos in America to use hidden obstacles and trenches to create the impression of fence-free animal enclosures for the visitors. It is a modern zoo, with the sole...
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