Known as the Mile High City, Denver first came to prominence as a mining town during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush of 1858. As prospectors flocked to get a piece of the action, it became apparent that Denver had something really special to offer. The intervening 150 years have only strengthened that sentiment and today, it is the city’s many excellent attractions that ensure a steady stream of visitors all year round.
Denver is bursting with things to do. With eight museums chock-full of cultural gems, the Golden Triangle area is a history-buff’s paradise. Learn about the early pioneers at the History Colorado Center. Admire the architecturally stunning North and Hamilton buildings at the Denver Art Museum. Discover the secrets of the ancients and explore new worlds at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
The City Park is a popular urban retreat where visitors can enjoy lakes, trails, gardens, sports facilities and historic monuments set into rolling lawns and greenery. This is a great place to indulge in some people watching so grab a shady spot and a cool drink, and let the world go by.
At the Children’s Museum of Denver little ones are encouraged to develop visual expression, creative thinking and problem-solving skills through educational play-based exhibits and programmes. Afterwards, bring your little Einsteins to the Denver Zoo which is home to over 3,500 animals. The ever-popular Water Worlds is the perfect place to cool down on a hot day.
If it’s thrills and spills you seek, step back in time at the Lakeside Amusement Park where old-charm rides like the Tilt-A-Whirl and the Loop-O-Plane leave visitors warm with nostalgia.
After all this excitement, you will long for the tranquillity of the Butterfly Pavilion. Hold your breath as chrysalides transform into beautiful butterflies and flutter around their tropical rainforest home. If you’re lucky, they might even land on you!
Catch a concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre but leave enough time to drink in the stunning Colorado scenery of the Rocky Mountain National Park. The majestic mountain views, shimmering lakes and wildlife will make it worth your while. Finally, why not walk in the footsteps of giants on Dinosaur Ridge. As you make your way along the trails, keep an eye out for dinosaur footprints, fossils and bones. They make great souvenirs!
Museums, Sports and Theatres
Catch a concert, do yoga, or tramp through beautiful unspoiled terrain – all in the heart of the world’s most stunning natural amphitheatre.
Come face-to-face with a variety of different animals and learn about conservation at this impressive zoo in the heart of Colorado’s capital.
Explore the rich diversity of world-art collections and admire the award-winning architecture of this impressive museum.
Learn about the world around you through interactive exhibits and live demonstrations at this first-class natural science and history museum.
Explore a diverse range of flowers, plants and shrubs and soak up the delicious sights and smells of these stunning gardens.
With a host of exciting rides and entertainment to suit all tastes, this family-friendly amusement park ticks all the boxes.
Make the most of Colorado’s 300 days of sunshine with a journey into the beautiful Rocky Mountains. This tour shows off some of our favorite sights, with a comfortable ride in an upscale vehicle and plenty of time to stop and admire the incredible views.
Come see why Zagat just ranked Denver the 4th Hottest Food City in America. Explore the city's best dining and learn fun and unique history from the Mile High City on this signature downtown Denver food tour.
OPEN YEAR ROUND! Ride down Colorado’s longest and fastest ziplines ranging from 850ft to over 1,900ft long, with speeds up to 60mph and up to 250ft above ground! Our zipline course is located in a beautiful nature park nestled in the Rocky Mountains only 30 minutes from Denver.
Experience a haunting mixture of ghostly sights and pub crawling on this walking tour of Denver. Explore haunted bars and buildings and listen to creepy stories about the city's former red light district while sipping on a drinks at 4 local pubs.
Overview Explore Colorado in its greatest beauty on a half day tour to Red Rocks Amphitheater and the foothills of the Rockies. Disconnect for a few hours and enjoy driving along the scenic Lariat Loop in an upscale vehicle that has panoramic views for miles.
*Most popular choice for parties whose members are all 13 years of age or older! Put your whitewater rafting skills to the test with this guided intermediate run on Colorado's beautiful Clear Creek. Overflowing with class III and occasional class IV rapids, this 8-mile (12.
Chasing the sun in the Mile High City
Celebrating the wacky during the cold-weather months
Checking out new spots for eating and overnighting in the Mile High City