Historic Sites

Colorado State Capitol Building


Even if you're not politically minded, you'll enjoy visiting Colorado's capitol building, which was designed to resemble Washington, DC's. Notable architectural elements include a gold-plated dome that rises 180 feet, carved statues that grace...  Read More

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception


The awe-inspiring Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception was reportedly Denver's first Catholic church. Distinguished by two limestone-and-granite towers, the beautiful Gothic structure features impressive architectural elements and ornate...  Read More



This structure was home to the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown, who gained her nickname by surviving the sinking of the Titanic. The home is fully restored and furnished with period pieces. Known for her flamboyance, Molly Brown was a formidable woman...  Read More



This is one of metro Denver's most popular attractions – with good reason – so saddle up the SUV and get yourself to Golden. In 1917, with some 20,000 mourners in attendance, Buffalo Bill was laid to rest atop Lookout Mountain, where he'd have...  Read More

Golden Triangle
Byers-Evans House


Dating to 1883, the grand old Byers-Evans House was originally built for newspaper executive Williams Byers. Six years later, it was sold to William Evans, an executive with the Denver Tramway Company and son of a former governor. Today, the...  Read More

Dinosaur Ridge
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Part of the Morrison Formation, a vast belt of land rich in fossils that stretches from New Mexico all the way north to Canada, this site first became famous during the fossil rush of the 1870s-1880s. A 1.25 mile trail winds its way along a...  Read More



An appealing Beaux Arts style building, Union Station was originally built in 1894. Currently, the designated historic structure functions as an important Amtrak station, but it's set to become the hub of the city's new public transportation...  Read More

Ebert Elementary School


Beat poet muse Neal Cassady went to Ebert Elementary School. Today, fittingly enough, Ebert Elementary is a public school for highly gifted children.

Curtis Park
Rossonian Hotel


The Rossonian, built in 1912, was for years THE place in Denver for jazz. Throughout the 1930s, 40s and 50s it booked the best acts in the biz, from Duke Ellington to Charlie Parker. In more recent years, it served as a film location for "Things...  Read More

Jack Kerouac's Home


Beat writer Jack Kerouac used a $1000 advance (for The Town and the City) to purchase this house. He ended up living in it for just two months (June-July 1949) before moving on to San Francisco, but while here he did research and wrote some of...  Read More