Denver Places

TripWhat's travel guide to the Mile-High City; our list of the best things to see, including Denver Zoo, Denver Art Museum and Denver Botanic Gardens.
  • The best place in Denver: Denver Zoo

    Denver Zoo

    2900 E 23rd Ave
    The Denver Zoo is an 80-acre facility located in City Park of Denver, Colorado, USA. Founded in 1896, it is owned by the City and County of Denver and funded in part by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. It was the most popular paid attraction in the Denver metropolitan area in 2005.
    City Park food nearby
  • Denver Art Museum

    Denver Art Museum

    100 W 14th Ave Pkwy
    Tu-Th,Sa-Su 10AM-5PM, F 10AM-8PM. Closed M and major holidays. $13 adults, $10 seniors/students, $5 youth (6-18), free for children 5 and under. Discounted rates available for Colorado residents. Free admission for eveyone on the first Sa of the month. A huge museum with art from all over the world. You'll want to give yourself several hours to properly explore the place.
    Central West Denver eat nearby
  • Denver Botanic Gardens

    Denver Botanic Gardens

    1007 York St
    Come for the array of flowers and plants from around the world, stay for the peace and quiet (and the free WiFi!), then check out the bonus attractions. Above the gardens' bistro, you'll find Denver's first public green roof, a living example of the benefits of green design. Space and science buffs won't want to miss the OmniGlobe exhibit, a spherical simulation of the Earth from space.
    Central East Denver restaurants nearby
  • Colorado Rockies

    Colorado Rockies

    Coors Field
    Major League Baseball.
    Central West Denver food nearby
  • Denver Firefighters Museum

    Denver Firefighters Museum

    1326 Tremont Place
    $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children. Historical and interactive exhibits, activities and special events celebrating Denver's firefighters.
    Central West Denver eat nearby
  • Denver Zoo

    Denver Zoo

    2300 Steele St
    Open every day of the year, hours vary by season. $5-12. Denver zoo's pride is Bear Mountain, created using casts of actual Colorado rock outcroppings to simulate the bears' natural habitat. For a different way to watch the wildlife, hop on the Pioneer Train, the first train in a U.S. zoo to be powered by natural gas. Other exhibits include an indoor rainforest and the 7-acre Primate Panorama.
    Central East Denver restaurants nearby
  • Colorado Rapids

    Colorado Rapids

    Dick's Sporting Goods Park
    Major League Soccer.
    Stapleton food nearby
  • Sushi Den

    Sushi Den

    1487 S Pearl St
  • Buenos Aires Pizzeria

    Buenos Aires Pizzeria

    1307 22nd St
    An Argentinean-style pizza joint with unusual topping choices and plenty of $2 empanada (small savory turnovers) offerings.
    Central West Denver
  • Lao Tzu Red Steel Sculpture

    Lao Tzu Red Steel Sculpture

    100 W 14th Ave Pkwy
    Collections include work by Man Ray, Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Philip Guston, as well as an important collection of Western art.
    Central West Denver food nearby
  • Colorado Mammoth

    Colorado Mammoth

    Pepsi Center
    National Lacrosse League.
    Auraria eat nearby
  • The Tattered Cover

    The Tattered Cover

    2526 E Colfax Ave
    (LoDo store) (Colfax store is intersection of Elizabeth St. (free parking in garages on Elizabeth or Columbine Sts.); LoDo store at intersection of 16th & Wynkoop Sts. near Union Station), ☎ +1 303 322-7727. The area's largest and best-known bookstore, selling new and used books. The bookstore hosts author readings and other educational programs at their two downtown locations.
    Central East Denver
  • Cherry Creek Shopping District

    Cherry Creek Shopping District

    The Cherry Creek Shopping Mall is the epicenter of this district.
    Central East Denver
  • Bluebird Theater

    Bluebird Theater

    3317 E Colfax Ave
    The Bluebird Theater in Denver, Colorado was designed by Harry W.J. Edbrooke and built during 1913-1914 as Thompson Theater. It was renamed to or Blue Bird Theater or Bluebird Theater in 1922.
    Central East Denver
  • History Colorado Center

    History Colorado Center

    1200 Broadway
    The new History Colorado Center is a popular first stop for tourists to get acquainted with the state. Exhibits feature hands-on, interactive activities for families, like a ski jump simulator and storytelling "time machines" to push around a huge state map, combining artifacts with technology to highlight both fun and serious stories from Colorado's past.
    Capitol Hill restaurants nearby
  • Molly Brown House Museum

    Molly Brown House Museum

    1340 Pennsylvania St
    This restored Victorian was once home to labor reformist, actress and Titanic survivor Margaret Brown. It now showcases that era of Colorado history through exhibits and special events.
    Capitol Hill food nearby
  • Byers-Evans House Museum

    Byers-Evans House Museum

    1310 Bannock St
    Tu-Su 11AM-3PM (guided tours at 11AM, 12:30PM and 2PM). $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 children (children under 6 free). One of Denver's great historic homes, built in 1883 by Rocky Mountain News publisher Williams Byers and elegantly furnished with original turn of the (20th) century pieces. Tour the house or catch featured exhibitions in the gallery.
    Central West Denver eat nearby
  • Marine Corps War Memorial

    Marine Corps War Memorial

    Arlington National CemeteryMeade St and Marshall Dr
    Compelling memorial that commemorates the amphibious landing and eventually victorious battle for the Pacific island of Iwo Jima during WWII. If you walk around the memorial counter clockwise, you'll notice the optical illusion of the marines planting the flag. On July 4th, this spot also provides an excellent view of the fireworks.
    Central West Denver restaurants nearby
  • Lakeside Amusement Park

    Lakeside Amusement Park

    4601 Sheridan Blvd
    call for hours. A throwback from Denver's past, Lakeside is an amusement park like they used to make; without all the corporate branding and commercialism. While it may have a somewhat seedy exterior, Lakeside is still a staple of local kids' upbringings, and remains a fixture of Denver culture as well as a much cheaper alternative to Elitch Gardens. Coaster buffs will squeal with glee over the Cyclone, the park's original 1940 Edward Vettel-designed wood coaster.
    Northwestern Denver food nearby
  • Cherry Creek State Park

    Cherry Creek State Park

    4201 S Parker Rd
    An 880 acre Reservoir that offers a multitude of outdoor activities and unique activities such as horseback riding and a shooting range. You can also do boating, hiking, fishing, camping and biking.
    eat nearby
  • Vesta Dipping Grill

    Vesta Dipping Grill

    1822 Blake St
    Goddess of the Hearth
    Central West Denver
  • Children's Museum of Denver

    Children's Museum of Denver

    2121 Children's Museum Dr
    This educational museum takes a fun, hands-on approach to learning.
    Auraria food nearby
  • Colorado Symphony Orchestra

    Colorado Symphony Orchestra

    1000 14th StSte 15
    September-June. The Colorado Symphony Orchestra is an American orchestra established in 1989, as the successor to the Denver Symphony.
    Central West Denver eat nearby
  • Cross Ranch State Park

    Cross Ranch State Park

    12 miles southeast
    Email: crsp@state.nd.us [4] Boating: boat ramp to allow exploration of this scenic stretch of the riverFishing: fishing for walleye, pike and bass.Hiking: during the summer, hike through the park's trail system or nature preserve. There is a 5,000-acre dedicated nature preserve composed of mixed grass prairie, river bottom forests and woody draws.Cross-country skiing during the winter months.Primitive camping in the back-country area, hike to your camping spot. Cabin rental also available.
    Aurora Hills restaurants nearby
  • Bovine Metropolis Theater

    Bovine Metropolis Theater

    1527 Champa St
    Nope, no cows on stage. Just exciting and surprising improv comedy shows five nights a week. All ages.
    Central West Denver food nearby
  • Fillmore Auditorium

    Fillmore Auditorium

    1510 Clarkson St
    The Fillmore Auditorium is a concert venue located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. Since opening in 1907, the venue has hosted numerous functions both private and public. It holds the title of the largest indoor venue for general admission seating in Colorado. In 2006, local newspaper Westword awarded the venue the "Best Place to Run into a Hippie turned Yuppie". The venue also houses an office for the Bill Graham Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides music grants.
    Capitol Hill
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