|#1 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Colorado State Capitol Building
~0.07 miles from Denver city center
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The Colorado State Capitol Building, located at 200 East Colfax Avenue in Denver, Colorado, is the home of the Colorado General Assembly and the offices of the Governor of Colorado and Lieutenant Governor of Colorado. The building is intentionally reminiscent of the United States Capitol. Designed by Elijah E. Myers, it was constructed in the 1890s from Colorado white granite, and opened for use in November 1894. The distinctive gold dome consists of real gold plate, first added in 1908, commemorating the Colorado Gold Rush. The building is part of Denver's Civic Center area.Serving as the beginning of the Capitol Hill district, the historic building sits slightly higher than the rest of downtown Denver. The main entrance hall is open 180 feet (55 m) to the top of the dome, about the hei...
|#2 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
~0.14 miles from Denver city center
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The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is a cathedral serving Roman Catholics in the U.S. city of Mobile, Alabama. It is the seat of the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile. The cathedral is named for Mary, mother of Jesus, under her title, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.
|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Colorado History Museum
~0.15 miles from Denver city center
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Founded in 1879, the Colorado Historical Society brings the unique character of Colorado's past to more than a million people each year through historical museums and highway markers, exhibitions, manuscript and photograph collections, popular and scholarly publications, historical and archaeological preservation services, and educational programs for children and adults. In short, the Society collects, preserves, and interprets the history of Colorado for present and future generations. A nonprofit agency with its own membership, the Society is also a state institution located within Colorado's Department of Higher Education.Museums and Historic SitesThe Colorado Historical Society operates twelve historic sites and museums at 10 locations around the state, including the Colorado Hist...
|#4 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
~0.20 miles from Denver city center
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It all began with a special gift to the mayor of Denver, a black bear named Billy Bryan. Today, Denver Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in the United States. With an exciting 15-20 year master plan in place, the 21st century will see Denver Zoo transformed into an exciting conservation center that will continue to further the evolution of superb zoo exhibitory.A direction for today and promise for tomorrow Denver Zoo Mission: Secure a better world for animals through human understandingDenver Zoo Core Values:Protect-We passionately commit our expertise and resources to saving animals and ensuring their long-term survival.Honor-We strive for excellence in everything we do. We treat our public, animals, volunteers and staff with respect. We conduct ourselves with i...
|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Denver Central Library
~0.22 miles from Denver city center
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The Denver Public Library is the public library of the city of Denver, Colorado in the United States. As of 2004, the library had 2,519,977 items in its collection, and a library card base of 417,616 local residents. In addition to its Central facility, it has 22 branches and a bookmobile program.
|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Civic Center Park
~0.25 miles from Denver city center
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Civic Center is a neighborhood and park in Denver, Colorado. The area is known as the center of the civic life in the city, with numerous institutions of arts, government, and culture as well as numerous festivals, parades, and protests throughout the year. The park is home to many fountains, statues, and formal gardens, and includes a Greek amphitheater, a war memorial, and the Voorhees Memorial Seal Pond. It is well known for its symmetrical Neoclassical design.
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Denver Art Museum
~0.26 miles from Denver city center
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The Denver Art Museum is an art museum in Denver, Colorado located in Denver's Civic Center. It is known for its collection of American Indian art, and has a comprehensive collection numbering more than 68,000 works from across the world.
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
~0.34 miles from Denver city center
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Uptown is concentrated between Broadway, Colfax Ave., E. 23rd Ave., and York St., which borders the western side of City Park.As you crest the East 17th Avenue hill from downtown Denver into Uptown, steel skyscrapers give way to swaying elm trees, porch-lined Queen Anne mansions, and flower beds bursting with petunias.The heart of this increasingly cosmopolitan enclave is City Park ? Denver's largest urban oasis ? where flip-flop-clad locals come out to play, armed with everything from Frisbees and fly-fishing rods to rackets and picnic baskets.The nearby cafe- and boutique-lined streets are abuzz too as this side of town morphs into one of Denver's hippest hoods, with lively new restaurants, chic shops, and a cheery, progressive vibe. All of which makes Uptown the consummate u...
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Denver City and County Building
~0.36 miles from Denver city center
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|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
~0.41 miles from Denver city center
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The United States Mint primarily produces circulating coinage for the United States to conduct its trade and commerce. The main Mint facility is located in Washington, D.C., and branch facilities are located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Denver, Colorado; San Francisco, California; and West Point, New York.The Mint was created by Congress with the Coinage Act of 1792, and placed within the Department of State. Per the terms of the Coinage Act, the first Mint building was located in Philadelphia, then the U.S. capital. It was the first building of the Republic raised under the Constitution.The Mint's first director was renowned scientist David Rittenhouse. The position is currently held by Edmund C. Moy. Henry Voigt was the first Superintendent and Chief Coiner, and is credited with so...
|#11 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Capitol Hill (Neighborhood)
~0.47 miles from Denver city center
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Located in the City and County of Denver, Colorado, the Capitol Hill neighborhood is bounded by Broadway, Downing Street, Colfax Avenue, and Seventh Avenue, which carry large volumes of traffic around the neighborhood. Some consider the Cheesman Park neighborhood to be a part of the Capitol Hill neighborhood, but as defined by the city, Cheesman Park is a separate neighborhood. Denver also recognizes a statistical neighborhood called North Capitol Hill, but this is called Uptown by many residents. Colfax Avenue is the border between these two neighborhoods.
|#12 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Golden Triangle (Neighborhood)
~0.62 miles from Denver city center
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The Golden Triangle is a neighborhood in Denver defined in the minds of locals and visitors. It is an area of vast importance to the Denver Metropolitan Area, and to the state of Colorado with many civic and cultural institutions located in the northern part of the neighborhood in an area called the Civic Center. The neighborhood is one of the most important, historic, and vibrant neighborhoods in Denver. According to the Downtown Denver Partnership, the population of the neighborhood is 630.
|#13 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Colorado Convention Center
~0.65 miles from Denver city center
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The Colorado Convention Center is a multi-purpose meeting facility centrally located in downtown Denver, Colorado. Within blocks of the Colorado State Capitol. It is among the landmarks of Denver and was completed in 2004.The Colorado Convention Center (CCC) is a multi-purpose meeting facility centrally located in downtown Denver, Colorado. Within blocks of the Colorado State Capitol, it is among the landmarks of Denver.The Colorado Convention Center underwent a $340 million major expansion that was completed in December 2004. The expansion doubled the size of the facility which now consists of 584,000 square feet (54,300 m2) of exhibit space, 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) of meeting rooms, and 85,000 square feet (7,900 m2) of ballroom space. The expansion of the facility also inc...
|#14 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
~0.68 miles from Denver city center
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|#15 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Downtown Denver (Neighborhood)
~0.77 miles from Denver city center
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|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Denver Center for Performing Arts
~0.80 miles from Denver city center
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PERFORMANCES AS OF 2009/2010Riverdance Nov 24 - 29 Buell TheatreA Christmas Carol Nov 27 – Dec 26 Stage TheatreSpring Awakening Dec 1 - 13 Buell TheatreLittle House on the Prairie Dec 15 – 27 Buell TheatreWhen Tang Met Laika Jan 22 – Feb 27 Space TheatreEventide Jan 29 – Feb 27 Stage TheatreMama Hated Diesels March 19 – May 9 Stage TheatreOthello March 26 – May 1 Space TheatreMariela in the Desert April 2 – May 15 Ricketson TheatreWell - Playing through Dec 19Absurd Person Singular - Playing through Dec 19
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Performing Arts Complex
~0.80 miles from Denver city center
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The Denver Performing Arts Complex (sometimes referred to locally as "The Plex," "The DCPA" or simply, "Denver Center") located in Denver, Colorado, is the second largest performing arts center in the world after New York City's Lincoln Center, and the largest "of its kind" in the Western Hemisphere. The DPAC is a four-block, 12-acre (49,000 m2) site containing ten performance spaces with over 10,000 seats connected by an 80 ft (24 m) tall glass roof. It is home to a Tony Award-winning theatre company, Broadway touring productions, contemporary dance and ballet, magnificent chorales, a major symphony orchestra, internationally-acclaimed opera and more.The City and County of Denver’s Theatres and Arenas Division owns and operates the three largest theatres in DPAC, the Ellie Caulkins Oper...
|#18 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Daniels and Fisher Tower
~0.85 miles from Denver city center
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The Daniels & Fisher (D&F) Tower is a distinctive Denver, Colorado landmark. Built as part of the Daniels & Fisher department store in 1910, it was the tallest structure west of the Mississippi at the time, at a height of 325 feet (99 m). Modeled after The Campanile (St. Mark's Bell Tower) at the Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy, the 20-floor clock tower has clock faces on all four sides. Daniels & Fisher were later bought out by the May Company in 1958, and the store vacated the tower. When the store was demolished (ca. 1971), the tower was saved and renovated into lofts and businesses in 1981. It stands today in downtown Denver.The basement level of the D&F tower now hosts Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, Lannie Garrett's own entertainment venue.The tower was listed on the National Regi...
|#19 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Curtis Park (Neighborhood)
~0.93 miles from Denver city center
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As downtown Denver continues to grow, Curtis Park is emerging as an exciting and promising neighborhood. Located just fifteen minutes from the city's center, immigrants, downtown employees, and many others call this area home. Curtis Park, after all, offers easy access to work and attractions, yet shelters residents from downtown commotion. This neighborhood is socially active and diverse; in a true spirit of social responsibility, the local community center and job-assistance programs work hard to improve lives and brighten the future. With its tree-lined streets, nice variety of housing, and beautiful park, it's easy to understand why Curtis Park holds much interest for downtown home buyers.LocationCurtis Park's boundaries are a bit fuzzy, and overlap slightly with those of adjacen...
|#20 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
16th Street Mall
16th St. 80202 Denver CO
~1.07 miles from Denver city center
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The 16th Street Mall is conveniently located near many of Denver’s top attractions. The Denver Performing Arts Complex and Colorado Convention Center are just two blocks from the Mall.
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Lincoln Park (Neighborhood)
~1.11 miles from Denver city center
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Lincoln Park is a neighborhood and public park close to downtown Denver, Colorado and the location of the Santa Fe Arts District.The neighborhood, which has about 7,000 residents, is one of Denver's oldest and is just to the south of the area where Denver was first settled in the 1850s. Many houses date from about 1900. The racial makeup of the neighborhood is 4.46% white (1.54% white alone-non hispanic), 4.01% African American, 0.23% Asian, 0.12% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race is 94.10% of the population. The crime rate and poverty rate are also much higher than city and national averages. The crime rate is 196 incidents per 1,000 people and a poverty rate of 37.64%.Interstate 25 runs north-south through the western part of the neighborhood. The RTD's light rail line ...
|#22 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Commerce City (Neighborhood)
~1.13 miles from Denver city center
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The City of Commerce City is a Home Rule Municipality located in Adams County, Colorado, United States. Commerce City is a northern suburb of Denver and now the 20th most populous municipality in the State of Colorado. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Commerce City was 34,189 in 2005, a population increase of 62.87% in the five years since United States Census 2000.Commerce City is a mixed residential and industrial community that is known for greyhound racing at the Mile High Greyhound Park dog track and for an oil refinery with a capacity of 90,000 barrels per day (14,000 m3/d), operated by Suncor. Dick's Sporting Goods Park, a new soccer stadium in Commerce City, hosts the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.
|#23 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Coors Field - Colorado Rockies
~1.17 miles from Denver city center
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|#24 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Alamo Placita (Neighborhood)
~1.21 miles from Denver city center
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|#25 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
~1.29 miles from Denver city center
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LoDo is the lower downtown area of Denver, Colorado, the oldest and original settlement of the city of Denver. It is a mixed-use historic district, known for its nightlife, and serves as a great example of success in urban reinvestment and revitalization. It is home to the Wynkoop Brewing Company which holds the "Beerdrinker of the Year" competition.
|#26 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Denver Botanic Gardens
~1.31 miles from Denver city center
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Denver Botanic Gardens is centrally located at 1005 York Street in Denver, just 10 minutes east of downtown and one mile north of the Cherry Creek Shopping Center.Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is a picturesque nature preserve along the banks of Deer Creek.
|#27 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
~1.37 miles from Denver city center
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|#28 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Pepsi Center - Denver Nuggets - Colorado Avalanche
~1.38 miles from Denver city center
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|#29 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
Black American West Museum
~1.48 miles from Denver city center
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FROM THE BAWM WEBSITE:While famous for telling the story of Black cowboys, we are broader than this with interests in the stories of all those early Blacks who came west and performed as miners, soldiers, homesteaders, ranchers, blacksmiths, schoolteachers, lawmen, and every other profession needed to build up the West. In fact, the Museum itself is in the home of Dr. Justina Ford, Colorado's first Black woman doctor!Our Museum is broken into many diverse exhibits such as our homestead exhibit. This exhibit is primarily dedicated to the town of Dearfield, Colorado. Dearfield was a Black pioneer town founded by O.T. Jackson in 1910 just east of Greeley, Colorado. It was a bustling town of approximately 500 residents founded on the principles of Booker T. Washington. It was successfu...
|#30 of 30 Things To Do in Denver|
~1.49 miles from Denver city center
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Speer is the official name for the Denver neighborhood bounded by 7th Avenue (north), Broadway (West), Alameda Avenue (South) and Downing Street (East). However, some consider the section north of Speer Boulevard and Cherry Creek, which run diagonally through the neighborhood to be a separate neighborhood. Everything north of Speer Blvd is generally referred to as Alamo Placita, while the neighborhood south of Speer Blvd is commonly called Speer. Using the official neighborhood boundaries, the population of the neighborhood is over 11,000 residents, with an area of less than one square mile, making Speer one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Denver. The neighborhood contains a mix of single family homes, apartments, and high-rise condos.