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Denver

Known for Museums, Sports and Theaters

Come to the Mile High City for easy access to challenging Colorado skiing, along with varied cultural attractions, shopping and dining.

How do you get to Denver?

Denver’s nickname, Mile High City, comes from its 5,280-foot (1,600-meter) elevation above sea level. Its setting in the Rocky Mountains gives the city great natural beauty and 300 days of sunshine annually. Enjoy its outdoor excitement and great cultural activities.

Hop on the free shuttle bus running along the 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) long pedestrianized 16th Street Mall. The street features numerous shopping, dining and entertainment choices. Bring your ID to tour the Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch and walk out with a bag of shredded money.

Beyond the mall’s southern end, look for the Colorado State Capitol Building’s golden dome. Near the northern end is Larimer Square, a shopping and dining area with historic structures from the 1800s.

A few blocks east, watch the Colorado Rockies play baseball at Coors Field. Travel west to tailgate at Sports Authority Field at Mile High where the Broncos play NFL football.

Plan a family vacation with varied activities. See shade, water, ornamental and Western landscapes at the Denver Botanic Gardens in downtown Denver. Walk north to City Park for the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the City Park Golf Course. Drive west through the pleasant residential neighborhood of Lakewood to reach Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, where the natural acoustics of this beautiful setting enhance major concerts.

Colorado has some of the country’s best skiing, with wide glades, powder bowls and steep mogul fields. Travel to top resorts within a 90-minute drive north or west of Denver including Echo Mountain, Eldora, Keystone, Loveland and Winter Park.

These and other areas in the Rocky Mountains and foothills also offer exciting non-winter activities of hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting and boating. Drive north about 1.5 hours out of Denver to approach Rocky Mountain National Park. View Longs Peak and explore some of the park’s 150 lakes and 450 miles (725 kilometers) of streams. Look for bighorn sheep, moose and beavers in this huge designated wilderness area.

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Things to do in Denver

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Catch an event at Pepsi Center during your trip to Denver. Amble around this vibrant area's picturesque gardens and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

This legendary rock concert venue boasts outstanding acoustics thanks to soaring rock walls that hug the stage. 

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Catch an event at Sports Authority Field at Mile High during your trip to Denver. Amble around this vibrant area's picturesque gardens and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

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Find out what's happening at Colorado Convention Center during your trip—a top convention center in Denver. Amble around this vibrant area's picturesque gardens or attend a sporting event.

This zoo started with a single bear. Now, it’s an award-winning tourist destination housing more than 3,500 animals.

This eclectic museum is impressive not only for its vast collection of artwork but as an architectural masterpiece.

With a visit to Union Station, a popular shopping spot in Denver, you can search for that perfect souvenir. Amble around this vibrant area's picturesque gardens or attend a sporting event.

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Catch an event at Coors Field during your trip to Denver. Experience the fascinating museums and acclaimed art scene in this vibrant area.

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We’re excited to introduce you to the sport of axe throwing! This thrilling traditional Canadian backyard pastime is now bigger than ever in urban communities. Enjoy a one hour axe throwing session with a dedicated axe throwing coach.

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In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, a locomotive is racing at breakneck speeds toward a deadly cliff—and there's no one there to pull the brakes except for you.

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The government shutdown has not stopped us bringing people to the beautiful Rockies, we just avoid the main entrances! We have created a fantastic alternative program with stunning views and stops at alpine lakes.

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OPEN YEAR ROUND! Ride down Colorado’s longest and fastest ziplines ranging from 850ft to over 1,900ft long, with speeds up to 60mph and up to 250ft above ground! Our zipline course is located in a beautiful nature park nestled in the Rocky Mountains only 30 minutes from Denver.

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Breckenridge is a picturesque winter wonderland. Join us in a full day tour up to the mountains, away from it all with sledding, gondola rides, shopping and more! The day starts at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado’s stunning music venue, followed by Georgetown, CO, also known as the “Silver Queen of Colorado,” due to its rich silver mining history.

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Experience a haunting mixture of ghostly sights and pub crawling on this walking tour of Denver. Explore haunted bars and buildings and listen to creepy stories about the city's former red light district while sipping on a drinks at 4 local pubs.

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Visitor guides from our travel experts

Local experts explore every corner of Denver for you

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Chasing the sun in the Mile High City

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Epic ways to ring in the Denver solstice

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Celebrating the wacky during the cold-weather months

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The weirdest winter festivals in Colorado

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Checking out new spots for eating and overnighting in the Mile High City

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Packing fun into one long day of exploring Denver

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