Top Ten Things to do in Denver
From outdoor beauty to indoor, you will never be bored in the mile-high city. Denver offers a variety of entertainment. Here are the top ten attractions in Denver:
Denver Botanic Gardens
The Denver Botanic Gardens features the largest collection of plants from cold temperature climates in The United States It features over 23 acres of land and thousands of different plants.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Every year over 178,000 students visit the museum. The first IMAX theater in the state is inside of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. It originally opened in 1982 and now has several showing daily.
Denver Art Museum
Considered to be one of the best museums of its kind, the Denver Art houses more than 68,000 unique pieces of art. What makes it so unique is the large collection of Native American and Spanish Colonial art.
Covering over 80 acres, Denver Zoo is the number one paid attraction in the Denver metropolitan area. New this year, the Toyota Elephant Passage is a $50 million, 10 acre, exhibit, making it the largest bull elephant habitat in the entire world.
First opened in 1906, the Denver Mint is the single largest producer of coins in the world. It is open daily for tours, just be sure to register beforehand.
16th Street Mall
An outdoor mall in the heart of Denver, the 16th Street Mall is home to more than 300 shops and 50 restaurants. It is conveniently located between the business district and tourist attractions, bringing together travelers and locals all in the same place
Family owned amusement park, Elitch Gardens is nicely situated right downtown off of the highway. It has been over the years one of the most popular entertainment destinations in the state. The park features over 6 unique roller coaster rides and a number of other attractions.
Designed by famous German landscape architect Reinhard Chuetze between 1899 and 1908, Washington Park is an escape from reality. A large pond and a grove of trees featured in the park provide a little piece of paradise in downtown Denver.
Considered to be one of the best ball parks in Major League Baseball, Coors field is the home of fresh beer and great times. Its neo-classical architecture and location in Denver’s lively LoDo district make it a party for everyone, no matter what age.
Red Rocks Amphitheater
Over 100 years old and completely made out of naturally occurring rock, Red Rocks Amphitheater boasts nearly perfect acoustics. Hundreds of the world’s best performers have taken the stage here. Seeing a concert at this venue on a beautiful summer night is definitely something to put on the bucket list.
Source: Trip Advisor