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Best things to do in Denver

Art Museum
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“The Denver Art Museum — DAM is an art museum located in the Civic Center of Denver, Colorado. The museum is one of the largest art museums between the West Coast and Chicago.”
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Botanical Garden
“"Denver Botanic Gardens is one of the most visited and well-loved botanical gardens in the United States. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Gardens’ living collections encompass specimens from the tropics to the tundra, showcasing a plant palette chosen to thrive in Colorado’s semi-arid climate. The Gardens’ York Street location is a dynamic, 24-acre urban oasis in the heart of the city, offering garden experiences for the whole family, as well as world-class education and plant conservation research programs. While most of the gardens highlight Colorado native plants, there are beautiful gardens designed to showcase plants from around the globe. Special events, art exhibits and guided tours take place throughout the year."”
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Neighborhood
“They redid this a few years back and did a great job!!! Love going here- it has bars/restaurants/bookstore/ice cream/coffee ect. Close to Downtown! The Lightrail to DIA leaves from here too :-) Christmas time has huge lovely tree!”
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Science Museum
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“For more than 100 years, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has been at the heart of cultural experience in Denver. Explore the cosmos, uncover dazzling gems and minerals, visit IMAX and the planetarium, and get as close to a T-Rex as you dare. ”
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Baseball Stadium
“The 76-acre Coors Field stands at 20th and Blake streets in Denver's lower downtown/Ballpark Neighborhood. Fans sitting in the first-base and right-field areas are treated to a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains. Every year since it opened in 1995, Coors has been a league leader in attendance.”
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New American Restaurant
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“Eclectic menu, would recommend for brunch; there is also a rooftop bar which is great for drinks and to take in a sunset (~10 minute walk)”
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Shopping Mall
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“Collection of high-end shops (Tiffany's, Breitling, David Yurman, Tumi, etc...) alongside some of the staples and department stores found at most malls (Macys, Express, Apple, Container Store, etc...). Be sure and check out Elway's just outside the mall for a casual steakhouse curated by John Elway and summer events like live music on the patio. The newly remodeled movie theater will feature luxury seating and table side F&B service during the show. ”
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Pedestrian Plaza
“Check out a popular local and tourist destination via the lightrail and free mall ride buses.”
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Lake
“Beautiful park with walking/running paths and free Jazz concerts and farmers market during the summer and early fall on Sundays. ”
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Zoo
“Adventure Awaits! Every day, Denver Zoo seeks to inspire exploration and discovery, and creates connections with people, animals and nature. And every day, we’re working to save animals and conserve wildlife here and around the world. Your visit and support aids in all these efforts- Thank you. Home to 4,100 animals, representing more than 600 species, Denver Zoo is committed to species conservation by bringing science education to life and providing extraordinary experiences that foster human and animal connections. It is the most visited cultural destination in Colorado, serving 2 million people per year. Located in Denver’s City Park, the Zoo is a nonprofit organization accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), which assures the highest standards of animal care. With the mission to secure a better world for animals through human understanding, Denver Zoo dedicates more than $2 million annually to zoo-led programs aimed at protecting animals within their natural habitats around the world. ”
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Neighborhood
“Wonderful neighborhood with a huge popular park, great restaurants, bars and coffee. Also a big farmers market Sunday. ”
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Restaurant
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“Fun atmosphere with food vendors that rotate. Short walk across bridge to downtown and Coors Field. Good views ”
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Stadium
“Pepsi Center is a multi-purpose arena in Downtown Denver. The arena is home to the Denver Nuggets of the NBA, the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL, and the Colorado Mammoth of the NLL. It also hosts lots of major concerts, along with world renowned shows like Cirque du soleil, Disney on Ice, Monster Truck Show etc..”
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Ice Cream Shop
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“Best homemade boutique ice cream around. Lines can get very long so try and go during off hours.”
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American Restaurant
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“An upscale eatery Dever classic. Farm to table treats, not cheap, but totally worth it. Make a reservation ahead of time!”
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Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Worth the 15 minute drive if you like hipsters serving vegan cuisine :) Super trendy spot with all sorts of interesting characters & tasty food!”
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