Best Denver, CO Attractions

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    10. Coors Field

    Denver has seven professional sports teams: basketball, football, soccer, lacrosse, hockey, rugby and, of course, Major League Baseball. If you've got baseball in your blood, you have to make a pilgrimage to Coors...

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    9. Colorado Shakespeare Festival

    With a season that lasts just two months during which only a handful of plays are staged, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival is the second oldest Shakespeare festival in the country and has been recognized as one of...

    Photo courtesy of Zachary Andrews/Colorado Shakespeare Festival
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    8. Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

    Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art is an interior landscape of vibrant color and eye-catching pieces, many of the items displayed together in salon-style settings. The result is that you feel you have...

    Photo courtesy of Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
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    7. Denver Brews Cruise

    More than 200 beers are crafted in Denver daily, and there are more than 50 brewpubs and breweries in the area, so exploring local pubs and tasting rooms provides the true flavor of the city. Beer aficionado...

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    6. United States Mint

    If you've never visited a U.S. Mint, take a tour at the facility in Denver where coins are produced and gold and silver bullion stored. The tours are geared for ages seven and older and provide fascinating insight...

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    5. Denver B-Cycle

    Denver has more than 850 miles of paved, off-road trails that connect across the city and to hundreds of additional miles of dirt trails beloved by mountain bikers. Don't have a bike? No problem. Denver B-Cycle is...

    Photo courtesy of Visit Denver
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    4. Denver Art Museum

    Denver Art Museum is highly regarded for its collection of Native American art, which includes over 16,000 pieces from more than 100 tribes across the country. The seven-story contemporary building also houses...

    Photo courtesy of http://www.denverartmuseum.org/utility/press/images
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    3. Elitch Gardens

    With rides named Mind Eraser and Brain Drain, it's clear that Elitch Gardens is a thrillseeker's paradise and, not surprising, a perennial teen favorite. But there's a little something for everyone at this park that...

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    2. History Colorado Center

    Replacing the Colorado History Museum, Denver welcomed the new History Colorado Center in 2012 into a new LEED-certified building in the Golden Triangle Museum District. The new space gave the state's historical...

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    1. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

    It's called the most acoustically perfect natural amphitheater on the planet. But it's not just the exceptional acoustics and music played here that make Red Rocks so special. Dinosaurs once roamed this geologically...

    Photo courtesy of 5/09 from the website: http://www.redrocksonline.com/pages/media/media_pics.html

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About Denver, CO Attractions

First there's the city itself. There are multiple art, history and science museums or centers with programs for all ages. There's a zoo and an aquarium and miles of bike paths, too. Seven, count 'em, seven professional sports teams call Denver home. Whether you're a fan of baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer, rugby or lacrosse there's a team to root for and a game to watch almost any time of year. Shopping is one of the most popular activities on the planet and Denver has opportunities for the consummate or casual shopper, from one-of-a-kind boutiques to top-drawer malls. And of course, no mention of attractions and activities in the Mile High City is complete without noting that Denver's city park system extends into the mountains, providing a rich dimension to the attractions list that few metropolitan areas can match. Winter Park, among other towns, offers superb skiing that can be as challenging or laid back as you like, and Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre has one of the world's most dynamic outdoor concert venues, to say nothing of hiking and biking amid a landscape of dramatic ancient formations. What's your pleasure?


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