Denver Travel Guide

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Denver Things to Do

  • Red Rocks Amphitheatre

    Colorado's stunning Rocky Mountains and picturesque views from Pikes Peak make it tough to nail down just one sight to see when visiting the state, but if you're in the mood for a little music during your visit, there's simply no other concert space like Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheatre. As the only naturally-occurring, acoustically-perfect...

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  • Botanic Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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 with tropical plants. In all North America, the Denver Botanic Gardens have the largest collection of plants from cold temperate climates. If you are...

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  • 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 on the road. That took us into the tundra and into snow (we were there in June). I was happy with our choice (p.s. bring a jacket and water)

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Denver Hotels

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Denver Restaurants

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  • Casa Bonita

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    My son and I went there in 1996, after just having moved to Denver. I am surprised at all the BAD REVIEWS, Back then it was GREAT. It was not a Buffet, not even close. The entertainemnt was fantastic. I'm sorry to hear it has gone down in food quality, Service, etc. I have bragged about it for years. It was STRICTLY MEXICAN food then, and it was...

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  • Buckhorn Exchange

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This is the oldest restaurant in Colorado. Buffalo Bill ate here as well as Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Bill Clinton and others. Roy Rodgers, Dale Evans, and more.....they have all signed photographs and hung them on the wall. Besides the numerous photos, there is an old rifle collection, and heads of at least 50 different animals that were...

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  • Denver Chop House

    5 out of 5 stars

    Stopped in for a beer and this place looked fantastic! Service was great and the food looked and smelled amazing! Most importantly for me on this trip was that their beer is steller! Definitely coming back here. I would highly recommend people trying this place..

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Denver Nightlife

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  • Drag Queen Showcase!

    Ever wanted to see Drag Queens? Now is your chance! See these lovely ladies dress up in outrageous costumes and sing popular songs old and new! They walk through the crowd collecting dollar bills and serenade you. It's a really entertaining show. It's fun for a girls night out! Anything goes!

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  • I didn't love it

    Maybe it's because I am over 30, or maybe it's because I'm jaded, but I hated this place, a lot. I found the music to be pretty standard, the decor was boring, it was uninspired with a really high cover charge (10 dollars just to let me come in and get drinks spilled on me and wait in line for their bathroom and to wait in line for drinks) - I...

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  • Lipgloss

    DJ's Michael Trundle and Tyler JacobsonHip shaking, drunken fumbling, frantic and wild dancing, arm swinging, spine tingling, hop around fun. Friday's fun on February 9th, was definitely a blast with mesmerizing music favorites. Indie - Brit Pop - Electroclash - 80's - Alternative - Pop. Fun was had by all. DJ's Michael and Tyler made La Rumba...

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Denver Transportation

  • International Airport

    My husband and son flew from DFW (Dallas Fort Worth) to Denver to see the Braves play the Rockies. The airport is a major hub for Southwest which makes it fairly cheap to fly there. There is free wi-fi in the airport, although I think my son is playing games on his phone in the photo.

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  • Free 16th Street mall ride

    Denver offer to its citizen and visitor a great help to enjoy the mail shopping street.16th Street Mall ride is a free shuttle bus that go back and forth along the 16th from Union Station to Civic Center Station. You can hop on and off as many time you want and it is very useful if you are visiting the different area of the center.Rides are...

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  • The bus

    Most of the time in Denver we got around with bus or light rail. The bus system is fairly extensive and reliable. We got to see some interesting parts of the city we wouldn't have seen otherwise. My friend had a way to look everything up on her smart phone, otherwise it may have been more difficult.

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Denver Shopping

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  • Embroidery fibers, fabrics and more

    Cristine Hause is a wonderful person and this shows a lot in her shop. She is a certified Brazilian embroidery instructor but her shop has also lots of other embroidery techniques materials.It is a big store packed full of fantastic stuff, especially fibers of every color and material.She is very knowledgeable and will help you with any request or...

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  • Pedestrian Mall

    About 15 blocks of downtown 16th street are blocked off as a pedestrian mall and are filled with shops, restaurants and night clubs. A free tram runs up and down the street.

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  • Fascinating bookstore

    If you are into books don't miss to visit Tattered Cover Bookstore, downtown near the train station. It was by far the best thing I experienced in Denver! for my european standard it was fantastic! It is located into an historical building with bricks walls, it have dark wood shelfes,an inside cafereria and lots of confy chairs to rest and check...

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Denver Local Customs

  • Weekend in the Mountains

    We discovered to our sorrow that everyone in Denver takes the weekend to go to Estes Park. Well, not everyone. Some go to Rocky Mountain National Park instead. On weekends, there are a lot of people in both of these places. It's one of the reasons that the town and the park have shuttle buses running back and forth all summer. They're both...

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  • Denver's a Healthy but Private City

    First of all, the people in Denver love their outdoor activites. In the winter, most everyone goes up to the mountains to ski or snowboard, and during the summer, people bike and run. The people in Denver love to watch their football and hockey, but they're not really into baseball or basketball. Popular sports to play here are golf, tennis, and...

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  • An extra garage

    It took a couple of these houses before it dawned on me that they have a 2 car garage and then a small 3rd one with a separate door. My daughter explained to me that the 3rd is for snowmobiles! I suspect they get used for all sorts of things and I only saw them in newer and more expensive neighborhoods. This is a new development advertising homes...

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Denver Warnings and Dangers

  • You Guys Aren't Helpful

    Sorry to be the harbinger for people who mostly have psychological disorders and turned to drugs at one point to forget bad memories, but you all are severely critical with a vulnerable population. So you want to flaunt your money, and show us all your "I own Denver" tattoo, fine! I like it. But honestly, do you have to bash needy people while you...

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  • Do not go north of 19th past 8 p.m.

    When downtown, you'll typically not want to wander past 19th street past dark, the area gets sketchy and the number of people walking around drops down. I work at 18th and Curtis and when I work late, I can tell a difference in the number of people during the daytime and the number of people at night. There is a Greyhound bus station at 19th and...

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  • Vagrants and Homeless are Troublesome

    They City has had a liberal policy toward the matter for a number of years until it got out of hand. I first traveled here in mid 1970's and the problem was not as pronounced then. Denver tolerance of the "underpriviledged" getting into the lifestyle in Denver allowed people to live on the streets and parks going into the 1980's. Today, they are...

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Denver Tourist Traps

  • Denver Botanic Gardens

    Sigh.Things ain't what they used to be. Go to the mountains, go to one of many Denver area mountain parks, or free city parks. Enjoy a friend's garden. Washington Park has a beautiful free garden, 7th Avenue Parkway, the Cherry Creek Bike Path, Mt. Goliath.

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  • DBG

    Sigh. Not what it used to be. Go to the mountains, go to one of many Denver area mountain parks, or free city parks. Enjoy a friend's garden. Washington Park has a beautiful free garden, 7th Avenue Parkway, the Cherry Creek Bike Path, Mt. Goliath up in the mountains. Walk around City Park Lake.

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  • Denver Voice

    The homeless sell these mostly in the 16th Pedestrian Street Mall area. One will ask for a donation of $1, another will try to sell you one for 50 cents, yet another will simply ask for no specific amount but ask you to help the homeless. Give if you want but give WHAT you want.

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Denver What to Pack

  • Respect Colorado, Be Respected;...

    Denver airport has shuttle trains that take you to your luggage, when you get off the plane, follow the crowd to the train to avoid getting lost, then use restrooms when you get to the main terminal. Denver has over 300 sunny days a year... and little humidityWinter: Although Denver is known for snow.. it's not usually that bad, sure it could be...

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  • Surviving the Mile High City

    Denver is a bit higher then most people are use to, I find my family and friends from the other parts of the world get a bit tired more easily then the locals, Bottled water is a must if you plan on walking around. The tap water is fine to drink too. Another must even for us locals is lip balm and lotion as sometimes the winter dryness can be...

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  • Altitude!

    Sandals are popular in the Denver area. Find a comfortable pair that have straps or something to attach to your foot. People here also wear a lot of khaki. Also, the temperature can wildly switch from day to day. We've been known to have a blizzard one day, and the next day reach over 60 degrees! Also, even in the summer, the temperature doesn't...

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Denver Off The Beaten Path

  • Mt. Evans (14,2100 ft or 4,331 m)

    This is a great trip. While, I technically didn't make it to the top. Short by about 100 vertical feet and a one-mile (2 Km) trail, I stopped short in the parking lot., which is at 14,130 ft (4,307 m). That's higher than Pike's Peak, see my Cog Rail to the Top review, which is 14,115 ft (4,302 m). So, without climbing the last 100 feet, I exceeded...

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  • Bandimere Speedway

    Had to put this one in. We drove by the track, west of town on 470. It looked like it was between events. Maybe something would be happening later that evening. We went up on Dinosaur Ridge. While having a great time seeing the fossils (see the Dinosaur Tip), I noticed the track down below. Low and behold, there was movement. They were having...

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    One of the best things about Denver is its proximity to Rocky. In fact, its less than a two hour drive from the tall buildings of the city to the towering mountains and sweeping views of the park. Rocky Mountain National Park is open all year, although some portions of the park are closed in the winter due to snow. From Denver, take I-25 north to...

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Denver Sports & Outdoors

  • Colorado Rockies

    We visited Denver partly in order to see the Atlanta Braves (our team) play the Rockies.There are public tours of the stadiumPublic Tour Times (During the Baseball Season):Non-Game Days: 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.Evening Game Days: 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m.Afternoon Game Days: No ToursPublic Tour Times (Offseason):12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.Public...

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  • Denver the bike friendly city?

    I remember riding my bike to work in Portland. Yes the weather is not as good as Denver but in Portland when you are on a bike, you are a car if you believe you are a car. Denver has lots of bike paths, has beautiful weather, but I wouldn't dare ride my bike on the streets like I would in Portland. In Denver it's the rule of the big. The bigger you...

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  • Red Rock Park

    My son and husband took a day trip out to Morrison to Red Rock Park. First they looked at the amphitheatre and then took the Trading Post loop hiking trail to see some of the rock formations. The park admission is free.

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  • State Capitol

    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 and looks somewhat like the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. One of the main features of the building is a round brass cap embedded in the west...

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  • Bronco Buster

    The most famous statue in Denver is the Bronco Buster, which is a bronze statue at the Denver Civic Center. In the mid-1910s, at the request of Major Robert Speer two large bronze statues (the Bronc Buster and the companion statue On the War Trail) were given to the city by J. K. Mullen an early settler. Phimister Proctor (1862-1951)who grew up in...

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  • Red Rocks

    When my husband and son went to Denver, they took a short trip to Red Rock Park and went hiking on one of the two hiking trails in the park. From the photos it looks like they did the Trading Post trail which is a 1.4-mile loop that takes visitors around the park’s trademark rock formations. They brought me back these photos of the rocks

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