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Denver

Known for Museums, Sports and Theatres

Colorado’s capital is bursting with a fantastic range of top attractions and entertainment options to suit all visitors and budgets.

How do you get to Denver?

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!

Activities in Denver

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.

Visit one of the largest beer breweries in North America, just a short drive from Denver. Take a free tour and enjoy a sample of the local brews.

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Overview Make the most of your time in Colorado and treat yourself to a tour in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. This is the perfect tour for someone who simply wants ample time at each sight and a guide who treats them like family showing them all their favorite spots.

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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.

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Shop America's Shop & Play tour package offers great deals on outlet shopping at more than 100 stores at Colorado's largest outlet center, 10.00 Outlets at Castle Rock Gift card, 10.00 Tommy Hilfiger Tote (35.00 value), and 10.

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Get a glimpse into the strange happenings in Denver’s seedy past on this walking tour of Capitol Hill. The stories that Denver’s ghosts and ghouls have to tell are sure to raise the hairs on your arms and send chills down your spine.

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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.

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This “mini” tour experience kicks off at 5:30 pm on Mondays. We also invite you to join our other unique mini tours on Thursdays and Fridays (Mile High Highlights Tour and the Denver hot Spots + History Tour) or book this via our Private Tour option if you'd like to take part in this tour experience on another day or time that works better for you.

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