Visit Denver
Visit Denver
Denver Skyline from Civic Center Park

Denver Hotels, Attractions, and Information

Written by Julie Greiner
Denver Colorado is widely known as the "Mile High City," the home of the championship winning Denver Broncos and the gateway to the stunning Rocky

Denver Recreation

Denver is a great place to visit in its own right and not just as a jumping off point for skiing or snowboarding. Denver boasts one of the most technologically advanced airports in the world, a terrific night life in the Lower Downtown (Lodo) section, great museums and cultural institutions such as the Denver Art Museum, the Molly Brown House Museum and the massive seven-story Denver Public Library.

The Arts in Denver

Denver also has a nationally known Performing Arts Center, the Denver Zoo and the Colorado History Museum. Even
Denver Pavilions
Denver's public buildings are impressive. The state capital building is a scaled down version of the U.S. Capitol, but almost impressive with its gilded dome and art work that graces the interior. Denver is also home to one of four United States Mints and, along with the City of Philadelphia, is only one of two places that makes coins.

The Foot of the Rocky Mountains

Denver lays at the foot of the great Rocky Mountain Range and within easy reach of some of the best ski resorts in the world. Aspen, Copper Mountain, Vail, Colorado Springs,
Boulder, Golden, Breckenridge, Frisco and Glenwood Springs are all within three hours driving of Denver. Vail, Breckenridge and Copper Mountain are less than two hours west of Denver.

Other Attractions

Other attractions in or near Denver include the Colorado Railway Museum and the Coors Brewery in Golden, Buffalo Bill's grave site on Lookout Mountain, Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Six Flags Elitch Gardens located near downtown Denver. Sports fans will be in rarefied air in the Mile High City with the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, the Colorado Avalanche and the Denver
Denver Art Museum Display
Nuggets basketball team.

During the summer months, Denver is the home of mountain biking as well as hiking, fly fishing, canoeing and white-water rafting. Whatever time of year it is, Denver, Colorado is just a great place to visit.

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