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Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum is known for its wide range of Native American art, this museum also contains the only major Asian art collection in the Rocky Mountains.

Denver Botanic Gardens

Spanning more than 23 acres, this urban garden, of the Denver Botanic Gardens features more than 15,000 species from around the world.

Ocean Journey

Ocean Journey is a new innovative aquarium that offers self-guided tours through two separate ecosystems, the Colorado River and the Indonesian River.

Colorado History Museum

Visitor's to the Colorado History Museum can explore Colorado's pioneer history through artifacts, dioramas and photographs.

Colorado State Capitol

A key feature in the Denver skyline because of its gold bell-shaped dome, the Capitol Building, fittingly in the Mile High City, has a point located at exactly 5,280 feet above sea level. Free tours are available for visitors.

Molly Brown House Museum

This fancy antique-filled Victorian house was the home of Molly Brown, a famous survivor of the Titanic.

Lakeside Amusement Park

This amusement park, one of the few remaining family-owned parks in the country, is fun for people of all ages.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Better understand the universe, nature and human cultures by visiting a number of permanent exhibits such as "Hall of Life," "Prehistoric Journey" and "Egyptian Mummies."

Coors Filed

Coors Field is a modern stadium with an old-fashioned feel, this is one of the National League's first new parks built exclusively for baseball since 1962.

Black American West Museum and Heritage Center

The Black American West Museum and Heritage Center is a museum that explores the history of black cowboys, wranglers and ranchers in the American West.

Denver Public Library

The largest library in the greater metro area is known for its books, photographs and maps about Denver's frontier history.

Union Station

Formerly the hub of transit in Lower Downtown, this grandiose three-story train station now best serves enthusiasts of railroad nostalgia.

Cherry Creek

Creek that winds through the northeastern section of Denver, offering great views of the city.

Cherry Creek Bike Path

Parallels its namesake creek for 15 miles.

The Wynkoop

Denver's first brew pub.

Larimer Square

Larimer Square, part of the first downtown area of Denver, this locale has been restored as a trendy shopping area.


LoDo, short for Lower Downtown, is 29-block section of trendy bars, restaurants and shops also contains preserved buildings from the city's original settlement.

Denver Zoo

Ginseng, an Asian black bear cub, is one of the main attractions at this more than 100-year-old zoo, which is home to more than 4,000 animals and a conservation center.

Children's Museum of Denver

Kids build cars on an assembly line, use real tools in a wood shop, shop in a supermarket, dance and act in this hands-on museum that immerses them in creative and practical activities where they learn and have fun.

United States Mint

One of six branches of the U.S. Mint, the Denver location is responsible for producing all coins for public circulation. Tours are possible but must be arranged, at least two weeks in advance.

16th Street Mall

The 16th Street Mall, located in the heart of Denver, is a vibrant area that offers a variety of shops and places to relax.

Tattered Cover Bookstore

The Tattered Cover Bookstore is a world-famous five story bookstore that offers a relaxing atmosphere perfect for browsing.

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys

This late-19th-century property is home to an intriguing collection of antique and collectible dolls, from rag and wood to exquisite German and French bisque.

Ski Train

A popular train operating from Denver to Winter Park with breathtaking views along the way.

City Park

The most popular park in the city, this 320-acre sanctuary offers recreation opportunities galore and houses the Denver Zoo, the Colorado Museum of Natural History and an IMAX Theatre.

Denver Firefighters Museum

History of firefighting from the early 20th century to present day told through a collection of firefighting equipment, uniforms and other memorabilia.

Six Flags Elitch Gardens

Featuring the first of its kind, The Flying Coaster, this amusement center features more than 45 rides and attractions for people of all ages.

Comedy Works

Stars such as Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Jay Leno have all performed at Denver's most famous comedy club.

Bluebird Theater

Historic 1913 theater for silent movies restored. Offers films, jazz, rock, alternative, and other live music.

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January 11, 2011