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The Mile High City is an outdoor city filled with urban adventure. With 300 days of sunshine, a walkable downtown, diverse neighborhoods, a thriving arts and culture scene, chef-driven dining and a stunning Rocky Mountain backdrop, Denver offers affordable exploration of the world’s most spectacular playground.

Check out all the things to do, see and eat in Denver!

Denver’s Character

  • Denver has the largest city park system in the country with more than 200 parks within the city and 14,000 acres of parks in the nearby mountains, including spectacular Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
  • Other mountain parks include Echo Lake, at the base of the Mount Evans highway -- the highest road in North America -- and Buffalo Bill’s Grave on top of Lookout Mountain
  • There are more than 85 miles of off-street, paved bike paths in Denver and one of the nation’s largest urban-trail systems
  • The Denver Performing Arts Complex covers four square blocks with 10 venues seating more than 10,000 people for opera, symphony, ballet, Tony Award-winning theater and touring Broadway shows
  • Denver has several world-class art museums, including Denver Art Museum’s astonishing Hamilton Building, designed by world-famous architect Daniel Libeskind, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver), designed by David Adjaye (his first building in the United States)
  • Denver has seven professional sports teams: NFL Denver Broncos; NBA Denver Nuggets; NHL Colorado Avalanche; MLB Colorado Rockies; MLS Colorado Rapids; MLL Colorado Outlaws; and NLL Colorado Mammoth.
  • Denver brews more beer than any other city – 200 different beers on average per day

Top Denver Visitor Attractions

  • 16th Street Mall
  • Cherry Creek Shopping Center
  • Denver Zoo
  • Castle Rock Factory Outlets
  • LoDo Historic
  • Larimer Square
  • Coors Brewery
  • Colorado Rockies
  • Colorado State Capitol
  • Downtown Aquarium
  • Denver Art Museum
  • Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
  • Colorado History Museum
  • Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave
  • Denver Museum of Nature & Science/IMAX

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