Here are a few Denver places to visit (that are worth your time)
During our trip to denver, my husband and I visited some beautiful places. Colorado Springs and Boulder are great, but Denver is the main hub of business in the state of Colorado with more restaurant options of things to do for tourists and locals alike. We have listed some tourist attractions that you might like.
- Denver Museum of Nature and ScienceDenver has a world class museum exhibiting some of the best that the natural sciences have to offer. From sea life to the solar system and going back billions of years to the formation of the Earth, you will not be disappointed. I was blown away by the 3D planet projection in the planetarium. The interactive exhibits about Mar geology and space exploration stole the show for most of the kids that walked in the building. If you are traveling to Denver with kids, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a MUST. The museum also has REAL Egyptian mummies, an exhaustive dinosaur wing and a stunning display of precious metals, gems and mineral deposits. It was an amazing experience overall and it is so worth it. You see a lot more than what you paid for. Admission fee is $12 per person. http://www.dmns.org/
- Denver Botanic Gardens.Denver Botanic Gardens has a variety of plants and a spectacular glass exhibit by the famous American sculptor, Dale Chihully (that ended last November 30, 2014). The botanic garden has plenty of species of plants but it is not so lively if you go during cold season. Some of the plants are dead or dormant in winter. It is best to go during summer. The garden is a popular attraction in Denver so expect a crowd on the weekends. The parking lot is tight so it will take time to get a parking spot. They also conduct special events such as weddings. Denver Botanic Gardens website prices of tickets is not updated as it says $12.50 (adults). Maybe it changes by season or if there are exhibits.Admission fee is $15.00 for adults. http://www.botanicgardens.org/
- Downtown Aquarium.
Denver downtown aquarium features an impressive array of sea creatures and habitats that will be pretty hard to find anywhere else in the Rocky Mountains. They also offer a dining experience where you eat a delicious meal while watching a mermaid show. Its fun and exciting to see! Food is expensive with very little options. Like the museums, the aquarium also gives military and senior discounts as well as free parking after 6 pm when you dine in the restaurant. Ticket price for adults (12-64) is $ 17.99, didn’t know a 12 yrs old is already an adult. lol!
- Elitch Gardens Theme Park.
If you are looking for thrills, then Elitch Gardens is the place to go. It’s great for families. It consists of 70 acres of land with all kinds of rides for small kids, teens and adults. Tickets ranges from $31.99/per person and above and can also be purchased online before the day of your adventure. Within the theme park you can expect to have decent dining, expensive shopping, concerts and special events. http://www.elitchgardens.com/plan-a-visit/tickets/
- Downtown bars.
Looking for a cool place to chill out and have a Colorado brewed beer? Go to downtown Denver at night. What was surprising to me is that there are marijuana stores around the area. Colorado has legalized weed so it is okay to sell it openly (with some controlled substance restrictions, of course). Its very common to see stores that look like pharmacies except with a green cross logo and bars on the windows. The most important thing I have learned is that my ID must be carried everywhere. We could not go inside the bar because I forgot my ID. Too bad but better luck next time 🙂
- Sports Authority Field at Mile High. If you are into sports then you might want to check out a football game.. American Football. Its huge in Denver. Sports Authority Field is home of the Denver Broncos. It is a giant stadium that can accommodate thousands of people for the event. Even if you are not into sports, its an amazing sight to see!
Denver is beautiful and there are many things to do. Whether you are visiting just to sight see, ride roller coasters, or go to a game and drink beer, there is really something for everyone. There are so many things we did not mention!