Things To Do In Denver, Castle Rock and Highlands Ranch!


  • Walking in Denver's compact downtown is easy. Contrary to popular belief, Denver is not in the mountains; it is near them. The "Foothills. Denver is located on high, rolling plains. Unlike some Denver has a central downtown area. For those who like to jog or simply stroll, the Mile High Trail is a series of six walking tours throughout the downtown area. Within easy walking distance are the city's performing-arts complex and a wide variety of shops, department stores, restaurants, nightspots, and some of the city's top attractions including the U.S. Mint, Denver Art Museum and Colorado History Museum. A mile-long pedestrian mall cuts through the heart of downtown Denver and is surrounded by a series of parks and plazas that soften the city's many skyscrapers and provide viewpoints from which to see and appreciate the modern architecture. Lower Downtown (called "LoDo" by locals) is on the northern edge of downtown Denver and offers one of the nation's greatest concentrations of Victorian buildings and warehouses, many of which have been refurbished to house restaurants, art galleries, offices and shops. This is the center of the city's brew pubs, with six large brew pubs and micro breweries, each brewing six to eight exclusive beers. When one combines the brew pubs with the Coors Brewery, the largest single brewery in the world, it is easy to see why Colorado claims that it brews more beer than any other state.

  • Denver has the nation's second largest performing arts center. The Denver Performing Arts Complex has eight theaters seating over 9,000 people. Denver citizens contribute more public funding for the arts per capita than any other U.S. city.

  • Lower Downtown "LoDo" LoDo District Inc. is a unique historic town in Denver that has shops, restaurants, and entertainment. LoDo District Inc. is located in Downtown Denver Colorado.

  • The 16th Street Mall is a mile-long pedestrian promenade through the heart of downtown Denver, lined with shops, department stores and outdoor cafes. chichi boutiques and salons Free buses leave either end as often as every 90 seconds, making this the best spot for "people watching" in the city. In summer, the Mall is decorated with 25,000 flowers including 8,400 impatiens, 6,528 petunias, 648 snapdragons and 370 geraniums.

  • Cherry Creek North is an eclectic mix of galleries, restaurants, shops, clothing designers and cafes, all on pleasant tree-lined streets directly adjacent to the Cherry Creek Shopping Center.

  • The Lower Downtown Historic District The 23 plus square block area of the original Denver is now called Lower Downtown Denver or "LoDo" The LoDo District, Inc. was formed by an act of City Council in March 1988. The historic status granted protection to the community's historic fiber, and to 127 contributing historic structures that remained. In LoDo" you'll find cosmopolitan living, lofts, flats, Denver's nightlife and some of Denver's best restaurants, clubs & sports bars, hotels, bed & breakfasts, shoping, horse drawn carriages for romantic tours, watch Colorado Rockies baseball. At "Coors Field", "LoDo" is a most see.

  • Pepsi Center Situated at the edge of downtown Denver, Pepsi Center anchors Denver's thriving LoDo entertainment district and is the region's newest sports and entertainment venue.

  • Larimer Square is a restored section of Denver's oldest street where the beautiful Victorian buildings have been restored to house a collection of art galleries, clothing stores, restaurants, cafes and nightclubs.

  • The Shops at Tabor Center is a modern complex on the 16th Street Mall with 80 shops and restaurants in a three-story, glass-covered, greenhouse-like building that offers festive views of downtown and the mountains.

  • Park Meadows is one of Denver's newest additions to the shopping scene.Featuring a Nordstrom, Dillard's, Foleys and Joslins the shopping center was created to resemble a ski lodge, complete with a huge center court fireplace.

  • Denver Pavilions is located on the 16th Street pedestrian mall in the heart of Downtown Denver.  Featuring 40 shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues including a movie theater and a bowling alley, this two city blocks, three stories high, open-air mall offers convenient underground parking and is located next to the 16th Street Free Mall shuttle.

Points of Interest:

  • Denver Botanic Gardens Explore 23 acres of fragrance and foliage any time of the year at our facility at 1005 York Street.

  • Colorado Ocean Journey Denver's Aquarium, Ocean Journey, is a $98 million, world-class aquarium. Since it opened its doors in June 1999, this Denver aquarium has offered an amazing look at water and the creatures that live in it. More than 15,000 fish, plants and mammals live in the building in tanks holding more than a million gallons of water.

  • The Colorado State Capitol The Colorado State Capitol Building Site - presented by the Colorado State Archives. Colorado's State Capitol Building ...

  • The Molly Brown House Birthplace of the Titanic's "unsinkable" passenger, this museum offers a history of the building and a biography of its famous floating occupant. ... Molly Brown & The Titanic. History of the Molly Brown House.

  • Denver Performing Arts The Denver Performing Arts Complex is the second largest Performing Arts complex in the United States, with a total of nine theatres/performing spaces and over 10,000 seats. The Denver Performing Arts Complex is located in the heart of downtown Denver Colorado.

  • Pepsi Center one of the nation's finest sports and entertainment facilities, represents the best of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West.

  • Paramont Theatre Denver's premier performing arts and entertainment center since 1929, features all genres of music, comedy, dance, films and speakers.

  • Colorado Ballet Now in it's 42nd season, Colorado Ballet presents five contemporary and classical ballets each season.The 2002-2003 season includes Dracula, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Coppelia, and Bodies of Work.

  • Central City Opera Association Three summer productions in out intimate Victorian opera house west of Denver. It is one of the very few opera companies in America to own its own opera house.

  • Four Mile House & Historic Park The park is dedicated to presenting programs that celebrate the diversity of the men, women, and children who lived and worked in the west. Four Mile House & Historic Park located in Denver Colorado.

  • Colorado Symphony Orchestra Under the direction of Music Director Marin Alsop, the Colorado Symphony performs over 100 concerts, showcasing the music of time honored masters and new works by today's talented composers and artists. Enjoy Today's Most Vibrant Musicians with the Colorado Symphony Series!

  • Colorado Sports Hall Of Fame Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Museum located at Invesco Field at Mile High features great moments in Colorado Sports history. Colorado has such a rich sports history, which includes many championship athletes, teams and coaches from a local and national level.

Museums

  • Denver Museum Of Nature & Science is located in City Park, approximately three miles east of downtown Denver, at the intersection of Montview and Colorado Boulevards (a few blocks north of the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Colfax Avenue).

  • The Black American West Museum The center, located in the Dr. Justina Ford House, boasts materials and exhibits explaining the heritage of blacks in the West.

  • The Colorado History Museum Imagine covered wagons, a rendezvous of fur traders, Indian buffalo hunts, mining the Rocky Mountains and life in early Denver. Colorado's own museum features collections of photographs, artifacts and documents. Dioramas and changing exhibitions bring history to life.

  • Denver Art Museum The Denver Art Museum is world famous for its American Indian art collection. Visitors can view outstanding architecture, graphics and design galleries, or explore stunning Asian, Modern & Contemporary art, pre-Columbian, and Spanish Colonial galleries.

  • Denver Firefighters Museum The Denver Firefighters Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Station No. 1, and the collection and display of firefighting equipment and memorabilia. Denver Firefighters Museum can be found in Denver Colorado.

Denver sports:

with all four Major League sports (NHL Colorado Avalanche, NBA Denver Nuggets, NFL Denver Broncos, Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies), as well as two professional soccer teams and home of:

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