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Denver, Middle America's hub, where the Great Plains melt into an urban sprawl at the edge of the Rocky Mountains, is a popular city with tourists. A holiday in Denver offers all the modern tourist amenities and attractions to fill your time, with the bonus of plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities just beyond the city limits. People of most ages and diverse interests will find something to enjoy during a Denver holiday. The city is well-geared towards families, with several educational attractions in the downtown area. Culture vultures will thrive on a full programme of musical and arts events.

Within the Mile High City, major sightseeing attractions include the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the State Capitol Building, the Denver Botanic Gardens, the Elitch Gardens Theme Park, Washington Park, the History Colorado Center, and the Denver Mint. Sports fanatics will enjoy taking in a game at the Coors Field Baseball Stadium, and shopaholics will relish a stroll through Denver's 16th Street Mall, an outdoor shopping and dining centre packed full of restaurants and boutiques.

And yet, the city's many attractions pale in comparison to the beauty on its doorstep. Most travellers that end up in Denver are embarking on holidays set to be full of outdoor adventures in the Rocky Mountains.

Colorado History Museum

History Colorado Center

Documenting the colourful history of Colorado and the stories of those who have lived here over the centuries, the History Colorado Center brings to life the world of cowboys and gunfighters, Native Americans, miners and gold panners, explorers, buffalo hunters, wagon trains and railroads....  see full details



The Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum

Housing one of the largest Native American art collections in the country, the Denver Art Museum is a huge, seven-storey structure that also features the works of American Western artists, and art from Africa, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. The growing Native American collection...  see full details



The Denver Mint

Denver Mint

More US money is made in Denver than anywhere else in the country, and visitors can take a tour of the Denver Mint to see exactly what's behind that tiny 'D' on most US coins. The Denver Mint opened in 1863, and originally...  see full details



Mountain Goats, Mt Evans

Mount Evans

Mount Evans, with an altitude of over 14,000 feet, offers visitors truly spectacular views from its summit, as well as the opportunity to see various forms of Rocky Mountain wildlife (American Elk, mountain goats, marmots, big horn sheep) in their natural habitats. Just 65...  see full details



Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is one of those rare attractions that is as entertaining as it is educational, and as suitable for kids as it is fascinating for grown-ups. The museum draws thousands of teachers and students each year, and...  see full details



Elitch Gardens

Elitch Gardens Theme Park

This popular amusement park is conveniently located in downtown Denver, offering about 50 rides and attractions for families in Denver. Rides range from the thrilling ten-storey Twister II roller coaster, to the pretty hand-carved carousel that dates back to 1925. The connected Island Kingdom...  see full details



Boulder

Boulder

A laid-back university town, located roughly 25 minutes northwest of Denver, Boulder is a sophisticated and artistic city. The large population of students from Colorado University gives Boulder a lively nightlife, a sense of fun, and a liberal attitude. Taking full advantage of its...  see full details