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martin517 Jul 28th, 2005 08:33 AM

Things to do in Denver?
 
Can you name the top three things you'd do while visiting the Denver area?
Many thx

beckers2482 Jul 28th, 2005 09:07 AM

1. Rocky Mountain National Park
2. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
3. a tie between Denver Zoo/Brewery tours/Denver Art Museum/Denver Botanic Gardens.

Of course, it completely depends what time of year you go. If you go in the winter, throw in skiing/snowboarding at Breckenridge. If you go in the fall, it would be driving I-70 to Independence Pass to see the aspens.

turista Jul 28th, 2005 10:24 AM

We drove to Colorado Springs and went to the Air Force Academy -the chapel made the whole trip worth it! We also enjoyed the Olympic Training Center. Later in the week we drove to Georgetown and did the old train ride and town filled with lots of history. Hope it's cooler when you go!

disneynan Jul 28th, 2005 05:44 PM

A daytrip up MT EVANS, leaving early in the a.m. so we can see the wildlife...one of our favorite places!Picnic by the lake on the way down.

MaureenB Aug 1st, 2005 08:22 PM

If you mean in or near the immediate Denver vicinity, I'd suggest a concert at Red Rocks (preferably Santana or Dave Mathews, but anyone there is wonderful), lodging in Cherry Creek at the new Marriott or in downtown at the Hotel Monaco or HotelTeatro, and dinner at Larimer/LoDo/Cherry Creek.
Now, if you have time to travel into the mountains, that opens up a whole other world of possibilities! And what time of year? How far from Denver will you go? Do you need to spend nights in Denver?

jmrpax Aug 2nd, 2005 03:17 AM

What's in the immediate Denver area. Staying 2 days with no car - Aug 6/7

jmrpax Aug 2nd, 2005 02:09 PM

Anyone?

historytraveler Aug 2nd, 2005 03:05 PM

Where in Denver will you be staying. It's a pretty big place, but can I assume you'll be either downtown(Lodo) or Cherry Creek? There is a good bus and light-rail system so if you get information on routes/times you'll be able to get around easily.

For Denver:

Walking tours downtown
The US Mint
16th Street Mall
State Capitol
Civic Center Park ( and don't miss the REI store)
Denver Art Museum
Denver Pavilions (for shopping)
Larimer Square( Denver's oldest street with a number of Victorian buildings,shops and restaurants)
Coors Field (for a ballgame if the Rockies are in town)
Six Flags Elitch Gardens (amusement park)
Cherry Creek Trail( for walking, biking, roller-blading)
Denver Museum of Science and Nature
Denver Zoo
Denver Botanical Gardens
Colorado History Museum
Molly Brown House Museum


These are just a few of the possibilities, and I'm sure I've left out some. It just depends on your interests.






julie_Colorado Aug 3rd, 2005 01:25 PM

I like the Tattered Cover book store (I'm a book store junkie)... and down near coors field I walk around the "history of the ball" ... I'm not quite sure why it always tickles me.


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