With the metropolitan power and valorous activities in Colorado, Denver is definitely an electrifying and pleasing tourist destination. Denver tourist attractions offer you a comprehensive package of the sites and excursions that you are fond of. Like to solve a mystery while dining? Want to something that is even taller than the Niagara Falls? Or Want to meet the Titanic’s survivor? Well, all these features are what make the Denver tourist attractions unique and alluring. Besides these, the common draws such as gardens, museums, and historic sites are not worth missing. So, let me take you on a tour of the city exploring its major highlights and activities.
The Loveland Ski Resort was my first adventure at Georgetown on Highway 6 amidst abundant snow on the Rocky Mountain. Ranked 10th among the largest ski resort, Loveland is really famous among locals and tourists alike located before the Eisenhower Tunnel in the Arapaho National Forest. The landscape is for all types of enthusiasts whether beginners or experts. There is also a restaurant famous for its soups, sandwiches, and tasty Mexican food at lunch or dinner.
After some adventure, some mystery with dining is what I was looking for at the Lumber Baron Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre on W. 37th Ave close to the downtown. Have your dinner while the artists take your help to solve a murder mystery. The Lumber Baron Inn & Gardens offer five airy suites to ensure a thrilling night, while for the overnight B&B guests are entitled for two-for-one as they buy the dinner-show tickets.
Some similar fun is also offered by the Dinner Detective – Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show at East Hampton Ave. This is where you yourself find the culprit behind the murder, while you enjoy a great gourmet meal. This is also among the wild experiences of the Denver tourist attractions. Still, the fun of solving mysteries is not over. One more sight is awaiting your mastermind, which is the Adams Mystery Playhouse – the original murder mystery dinner theater on the Federal Boulevard. This is where fun, excitement, and mystery holds your breath as you are being interlaced in a plot while dining and solving a murder story with great entertainment options for both adults & kids.
Heading towards some natural wonders, the Red Rocks at West Alameda Parkway in Morrison is a sight to behold. It is actually the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater in the Rocky Mountain Foothills located at 15 miles from Denver. This was once among the Seven Wonders of the World. This is where you see the giant sandstone monoliths that are even taller than the Niagara Falls namely, Ship Rock and Creation Rock sitting at 300 feet above the Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Then, I was curious to meet the women who survived during the Titanic catastrophe in the Molly Brown House Museum at Pennsylvania St. Visit the quasi-mythic sculpture of “the Unsinkable Molly Brown,” who is named because of her survival even after the Titanic’s downfall. Her husband J.J. founded gold in the close by Leadtown after which they resided in a quaint residence on Capitol Hill. After her death, the home was sold, which was then reclaimed and reinstated by a Denver preservation society. Explore the three-story home to find out the history.
The Colorado State Capitol at the Lincoln and Colfax Streets tell you about the fact that the Denver is a mile-high flat city situated on a Rocky Mountain Platte. Just ascend the stairs of this Capitol structure to be on its marked 15th step where you will be at 5,280 feet above sea level. Then, I visited the Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street, which was among the top ten public gardens in the nation. This healing garden is where all your senses are at its zenith, as it offers touchable, smellable, tasty, colorful, and aural sensations. You can also find facilities for the disabilities such as wheelchair paths, elevated beds, and container plantings.
The Elitch Gardens at Elitch Circle is an amusement park close from the downtown. Try out the Minderaser coaster and the looming Tower of Doom to have some breathtaking views of the mountains and downtown. If you are not that brave to try these free falling rides, go to the 350-foot observation tower or refresh on the 75-year-old carousel. Besides these thrills, there are more than 40 rides and a Looney Toons playland for the kids.
Now, it was the time to explore the historic site called U.S. Mint at W. Colfax. It was originally used to transform gold and silver discovered by miners. Now, you can see how coins are minted from ore. Spend 20 minutes for free to comprehend the process of making the treasury coins.
Then, I explored the redbrick Victorian LoDo (Lower Downtown) – a Historic District since 1988. Check out for the high-end restaurants, the famous Tattered Cover bookshop, and the Denver’s historic Union Station. At its Northern edge is the twinkling brick mansion of Coors Field housing the Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies stadium.
Lastly, I strolled on the 16th Street Mall – a shopping, dining, and entertainment hub extending 16 blocks in the downtown between Market and Broadway Street. This was a great experience amidst the locals and other visitors along with the pedestrian friendly sidewalks. The Denver Zoo at City Park houses an 80-acre land for nearly 4000 animals. Spot lions, tigers, cats, primates, reptiles, and more in their natural habitats.