Denver’s top concert venue is a natural, open-air amphitheater formed by two 300-foot-high red sandstone monoliths. It has drawn the Beatles and U2.
Tattered Cover Book Store is Denver’s premier independent bookseller. It hosts 400 authors, illustrators and other special guests each year.
Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park features six roller coasters and 20 other rides for thrill-seekers, families and kids, plus the Island Kingdom water park.
The Denver Zoo in City Park features 3,500 animals representing more than 650 species, including such exotic animals as leopards, king cobras, rhinos, elephants, zebras and vampire bats.
The Denver Botanic Gardens take advantage of the high-altitude location to feature cold-weather plants from around the world as well as plants from Colorado and neighboring states.
Children’s Museum of Denver promotes learning through play for children from newborns to age 8 with hands-on exhibits, daily programs and special events.
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science in City Park encourages visitors to explore science and the natural world through its exhibits, planetarium, IMAX theater, programs and lectures.
City Park in east-central Denver features the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Ferril and Duck lakes and a historic pavilion.
The 16th Street Mall is a tree-lined pedestrian and transit mall lined with restaurants, retail stores, historic office buildings and modern skyscrapers.
The U.S. Mint at Denver is one of only two mints in the United States that manufactures circulating coins, and its output can top 50 million coins a day, making it the world’s largest single producer of coins.