You simply can't think of Colorado without thinking of wide-open spaces filled with majestic beauty and Denver lives up to these visions.
Don't just think of the Rocky Mountains when visiting, consider other peaks such as Mount Evans while staying in the area.
You will also want to take in one of the most unique historic sites around- the Molly Brown House Museum. She was one of the famous Titanic survivors and her home is an interesting destination to spend an afternoon visiting.
For something a little more metropolitan you can visit Lodo Historic District, Larimer Square or Downtown Denver.
Read on for our picks of 10 best attractions you must visit in Denver.
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Everyone thinks of the Rocky Mountains when they think of Colorado, so how could you miss out on the scenic beauty that this state is famous for when you're in Denver? Take the Mount Evans scenic byway, one of the most memorable drives you'll ever make through pines and lakes and wildlife - all surrounded by the snowy peaks around Mount Evans.
Address: Mt Evans Rd, Evergreen, CO 80439
This district is filled with beautiful warehouses that now house all the nightlife, pubs, rooftop cafes, restaurants, and sports bars you could ever ask for in one place. There are more of the best venues for jazz, handcrafted beer and shops selling authentic Colorado clothing in the Historic District than there are anywhere else in the city so pick your first venue and get started.
Address: Lower Downtown, Denver, CO 80202
Denver was recently ranked as having the 4th most walkable downtown by the Brookings Institution. That means you've got your afternoon or evening of fun completely covered by Denver's downtown! You can save even more time if you're in the shopping mood by taking the free shuttle bus on the 16th Street Mall.
Address: 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
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The square is perfect for a day or nighttime visit. If you go during the day you'll be able to appreciate the stunning Victorian buildings on the block as well as the square's excellent shopping venues, plus over a dozen of the city's best restaurants. If you're there at night you can hit up the cafes or any of the dance and comedy clubs. For over 40 years this has been THE place to be in Denver, and it only seems to get better at the square.
Address: Larimer St, Denver, CO
Although there are plenty of things going on in the Convention Center itself, one of this venue's biggest attractions is actually the giant blue bear outside of the building who appears to be peeking into the center's interior. This 40 foot tall bear is a great photo opportunity while being a great representation of Colorado's artistic minds, as he was created by Colorado-based artist Lawrence Argent.
Address: 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
The environment is Colorado's specialty, so you can expect the best education in science with your visit to Denver's Museum of Nature and Science. This museum covers not only Colorado's natural wonders but also Earth's and the universe, so you're in for quite the comprehensive experience when you go. There are a variety of exhibitions and activities to keep you entertained for hours.
Address: 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205
It's easy to settle for taking the car around when you're traveling around a new city, but Denver, with all of the natural beauty it offers, is different. Biking the Cherry Creek Bike Path allows you to take in the scenery and experience Denver in a way you'd never be able to behind the windows of a car. This bike trail follows the creek it is named after for 15 miles through some of the loveliest state parks around.
Address: 2200 15th St, Denver, CO 80202
This murder mystery dinner theatre will keep you more wined, dined and entertained than you have ever been while out to eat. Whether you're the life of the party or more of a shy personality, Adam's Mystery Playhouse caters to you- you're encouraged to participate only as much as you're comfortable with. Professional actors and cooks will be sure to give you, as Adam's Mystery likes to say, "The 'crime' of your life!"
Address: 2406 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80211
Molly Brown was a famous survivor of the Titanic, and her story is told through her well-preserved, antique-filled house. The tours take you on an historical adventure through her life but also what life was like at the time she lived. Find out how much of an activist this woman was for her time and the impact she had on the United States while you admire the beautifully restored home.
Address: 1340 Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80203
You can find this stunning river park in the center of the city's 850 miles of bike trails. From here you're just minutes away from a number of Denver attractions including the Platte River Trolley which can take you to the Downtown Aquarium, the Children's Museum, and the neighborhoods of LoHi, Riverfront, and Highlands.
Address: 2250 15th St, Denver, CO 80202