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15 June - 15 August 2017
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16 August - 8 September 2017
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Denver, Colorado

Visit denver!

Welcome to Denver, the Mile High City! Urban sophistication meets outdoor adventure in Denver. From downtown amusement parks to fascinating museums, Denver's attractions deliver unique and unforgettable experiences. Explore the renovated Union Station, a transportation hub, historic landmark and vibrant space for staying, eating, gathering and shopping. Denver's 16th street mall, a mile-long pedestrian promenade, is in the heart of downtown. Explore outdoor cafes, artsy chess tables, nightspots, and stores! Twist and turn on roller coasters, splish-splash down water slides and laugh the day away on mild to adrenaline-pumping rides at Denver Theme & Amusement Parks or get behind-the-scenes looks at Denver and Colorado's thriving beer world on a Denver Brewery Tour! Feed giraffes at the zoo, stand exactly one mile high at the Capitol, shop the outdoor 16th Street Mall, relive the Old West and explore the Rockies! Colorado has one of the most colorful railroad histories in the world. Find out how you can hit the rails. Denver Story Trek captures Denver's spirit with routes including Cherry Creek Bike Path, Civic Center Park and five landmark hubs. Go by car, bike or bus. Home to award-winning chefs and restaurateurs, Denver has emerged as one of the top dining locations in the country. Denver's local culinary scene is thriving, offering everything from farm-to-table bistros to classic steakhouses to historic Denver restaurants. Whether downtown on the 16th Street Mall or looking for a unique spot in Cherry Creek, visitors have a variety of great options to choose from.


Things to do

DOWNTOWN DENVER
The Brookings Institution ranks Denver as the fourth most walkable downtown in the nation. Save on shoe-leather by riding the free shuttle bus on the 16th Street Mall –  it makes everything downtown easy to reach. This area is home to some of the most popular places to visit in Denver, like Union Station and the LoDo Historic District. You can easily spend a full day sightseeing at these Downtown Denver attractions.

COLORADO STATE CAPITOL
200 E. Colfax
Stand exactly 5,280 feet above sea level (one mile high!) on the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol, then climb to the rotunda for a panorama of snowcapped peaks. It is against state law to block the view of the 200 named mountains visible from the dome. Free tours are available on weekdays.

DENVER ART MUSEUM
100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
The Denver Art Museum is made up of two architecturally stunning buildings – one a fortress-like structure from Italian architect Gio Ponti, the other, a structure that resembles a titanium crystal with peaks and shards designed by Daniel Libeskind. Inside, find the world's greatest collection of Native American art and 68,000 other art objects, including works from European masters, Old West classics and phenomenal traveling exhibits.

BUFFALO BILL MUSEUM & GRAVE
987 1/2 Lookout Mountain, Golden
Welcome to the Wild West! Buffalo Bill Cody's exciting story as Pony Express rider, army scout, buffalo hunter and showman comes to life at the Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave, high atop Lookout Mountain. Enjoy views of the snowcapped Rockies in one direction, the Great Plains in the other. For those with strong nerves, drive to the museum on the hairpin Lariat Loop Drive ... then continue to I-70, exit 250, to see a live herd of buffalo.

U.S. MINT
320 W. Colfax Ave.
Learn how to make money! The U.S. Mint can produce more than 50 million coins a day, each one stamped with a little "D" for Denver. Free guided tours show every step in the process of turning a dull, blank, metal slug into shiny pocket change. Same-day tickets available starting at 7 a.m.; no advance reservations.

HISTORY COLORADO CENTER
1200 Broadway
The History Colorado Center, one of Denver’s newest cultural attractions, is designed to ignite imaginations of all ages about Colorado history through high-tech and hands-on exhibits, programs for children and adults, and special events.

UNION STATION
Denver's Union Station has undergone a massive restoration that transformed the landmark into a transportation, dining, shopping and entertainment hub and hotel. The historic, Beaux Arts 1914 train terminal is now a foodie destination, with a dozen restaurants and bars, from farm-to-table favorite Mercantile to the Terminal Bar, situated in the station's old ticket windows. A handful of local retailers includes a branch of the popular Tattered Cover Bookstore. Union Station is also fulfilling its original role as a major ground transportation hub, serving as an AMTRAK, light rail and shuttle bus station with direct rail service to Denver International Airport.

CONFLUENCE PARK
2250 15th St.
Denver was founded at Confluence Park as a gold mining camp in 1858. Today, the river park is the heart of Denver's 85-mile bike trail network, and is surrounded by attractions. Ride the Platte River Trolley to the Downtown Aquarium to see stingrays and sharks and The Children's Museum of Denver, with dozens of interactive "playscapes" for younger kids; eat and drink in the nearby neighborhoods of Riverfront, LoHi and Highlands.

ELITCH GARDENS THEME & WATER PARK
2000 Elitch Cir.
The only downtown theme park in America is really two parks in one: on one side of Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, experience 53 thrill rides, including looping roller coasters; on the other side, cool off in a wet 'n' wild water park with tubes waterslides and wave pools. The park is open from early May to early November.

CITY PARK
City Park, Denver's largest park, has several lakes, spectacular mountain views, a public golf course, flower gardens and a hiking/jogging trail that is exactly one mile high.

DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE
2001 Colorado Blvd.
From stunning prehistoric fossils to an exploration of outer space, The Denver Museum of Nature & Science never fails to astound and amaze with realistic visions of the past, present and future. The Gates Planetarium is one of the most sophisticated planetariums in the country, giving visitors unparalleled insight into the workings of the cosmos, and the Phipps IMAX Theater features brilliantly filmed IMAX entertainment.

DENVER ZOO
2300 Steele St.
Lions and tigers and bears – and so much more, on lovely grounds make the Denver Zoo one of the most popular zoos in America. Go underwater with polar bears at Northern Shores, or eyeball-to-eyeball with a gorilla in Primate Panorama. Predator Ridge recreates the plains of Africa with a pride of lions, while Tropical Discovery is rainforest teeming with crocodiles and gila monsters.

DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS
1007 York St.
Denver Botanic Gardens, a 23-acre oasis in the middle of the city, has 45 different gardens (some 33,000 plants), as well as one of the nation's top 10 conservatories. Relax in the Japanese Garden, climb through the Rock Alpine Garden and explore the new Mordecai Children's Garden. The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory is the largest single structure tropical conservatory in the U.S., including banyan tree roots and cloud forest orchids.

GOLDEN
Golden, Colorado's first capital, celebrates its Old West history and mountain location with a trendy downtown filled with galleries and recreation shops. Sip a beer at an outdoor café, while kayakers float by on fast rushing Clear Creek.

RED ROCKS PARK & AMPHITHEATRE
18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison
Carved from towering red rock monuments, Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre is one of the world's most renowned concert venues and has hosted everyone from the Beatles to Bruce Springsteen. Listening to a concert here is on the "bucket list" of every true music fan. When there's no concert, the Visitor Center has a free museum and Performers' Hall of Fame, while the surrounding park has hiking trails that weave in, around and over the colorful red rocks.

COORS BREWERY TOUR
13th and Ford, Golden
"Taste the Rockies!" Coors Brewery, the world's largest brewing site still uses the same Rocky Mountain spring water that Adolph Coors discovered in 1873. Free, self-guided tours show every step in the brewing process, and end with free samples for those over 21.