Denver: A Mile High... A Mile Ahead
An appealing blend of high-tech glitz and down-home warmth, the Colorado capital of today is a far cry from the cattle country of a generation ago. From its glass office towers and gold-plated Capitol dome to its state-of-the-art sports stadiums and sophisticated museums and galleries, Denver has shrugged off its small-town image and become a full-fledged metropolis.
Many people think Denver is in the mountains, but in fact it’s on the plains, surrounded by mountains. On clear days, of which there are many, the dramatic snow-dusted Rockies are clearly visible on the horizon. Denver gets an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, making it one of the brightest spots in the United States.
Although the Colorado capital ranks 20th in the nation’s population, it has the 10th largest downtown; a vibrantly charming area filled with an endless variety of entertainment options. Lower Downtown (or LoDo) is a Victorian warehouse district revitalized by the new Coors Field ball park, loft apartments and a vast collection of brew pubs, sports bars and fine restaurants. Lively 16th Street Mall, lined with red oaks and flower baskets, is a 12-block long pedestrian walkway and one of the city’s shopping hot spots. The impressive Denver Performing Arts Complex is also located in this area. With nine theatres offering opera and symphony, ballet and Broadway, it is the world’s largest performing arts center and, in seating capacity, ranks second only to New York’s Lincoln Center.
With its friendly ambiance, Rocky Mountain backdrop, dazzling blue skies and big city attractions, Denver has all the elements of a great destination.
Denver Convention and Visitors Bureau
Get detailed information about Denver, its neighborhoods, attractions, upcoming events as well as maps and directions.
Find out about the latest events and happenings in Denver, get the scoop on the best restaurants in town and check out the top family-friendly attractions.
This handy guide is filled with everything you need to know about nursing in Colorado, including state nursing associations, CE requirements, salary information and more.
The Denver Post
A daily newspaper, covering local, national and international news, classifieds, recreational guides and more.
Rocky Mountain News
An in-depth daily newspaper covering news, entertainment, business and daily columns.
San Diego Reader
An alternative weekly newspaper filled with jobs, coupons, event listings, classifieds and personals.
Six Flags Elitch Gardens
Featuring roller coasters, water rides, concerts, Looney Tune characters and much more, this theme park is one of the state’s major family attractions.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Non-stop adventures from prehistoric dinosaurs to space travel.
Billed as America's largest family water park, Water World has two ocean-like wave pools, river rapids for inner-tubing, twisting water slides and numerous other attractions.
This 80-acre facility is the most popular attraction in Colorado, welcoming over 1.7 million animal lovers a year.
Children’s Museum of Denver
Play is learning and learning is fun at this fun-filled educational museum.
Tiny Town Railroad
Tiny Town features more than 100 historical small-scale buildings and a steam-powered locomotive.
The Butterfly Pavilion is home to thousands of exotic butterflies from all parts of the world.
Lower Downtown District
Known as LoDo, the lower downtown district is a 23-block historical area full of restaurants, clubs, bars, trendy shops, gracious old buildings and sought-after condos and apartments.
Find out all you need to know about the best malls, outlet centers and specialty shops in and around Denver.
Parks and Gardens
With sprawling parks, preserves and greenbelts throughout the city, there’s no shortage of places to relax and unwind in Denver.
Get all the information you need on the best biking trails in and around the Denver area.
Backpacking, Hiking, & Horseback Riding
Stretching from Denver to Durango, the Colorado Trail connects 500 miles of Colorado’s magnificent mountain terrain.
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Get information about upcoming productions and special events, and book tickets to your favorite shows.
Denver Botanic Gardens
Explore 23 acres of fragrance and foliage any time of the year.
Denver Art Museum
The Denver Art Museum has the largest collection of world art between Kansas City and the West Coast, and is especially renowned for its American Indian art collection.
Molly Brown House Museum
The "unsinkable" Molly Brown became a national heroine when the Titanic sank. Her home is a tribute to her unbridled spirit and provides a snapshot of upper-echelon Victorian culture in the wild West.
Black American West Museum and Cultural Center
With more than 35,000 artifacts, this museum features one of the most comprehensive collections of materials about African-Americans in the West.