Denver InformationSituated on top of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is a bustling metropolis that’s nested in between some of the most beautiful terrains in North America. A sightseeing excursion through the Mile-High City ideally starts at the Colorado State Capitol, a Neoclassical landmark that is open for tours. After exploring Colorado’s rich heritage, visitors have the freedom to relax in nearby Civic Center Park and discover fine masterpieces in the Denver Art Museum. Those with an interest in abstract paintings can head to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. History buffs could further satisfy their curiosity at the History Colorado Center and Molly Brown House Museum.
Denver is also a city that celebrates the natural world in many ways. At the Denver Zoo, close encounters with more than 4,100 animals are offered to visitors. Spread over 80 acres in a quiet neighborhood just east of downtown, this zoo is conveniently located near the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. After watching exotic fauna at the Denver Zoo, a smooth transition can be made to walking through the beautiful flora at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
When it comes to major league sports, Denver has plenty to offer to passionate fans. Standing in the heart of downtown Denver, the Pepsi Center is the official home for the Nuggets of the NBA and Avalanche of the NHL. This modern indoor arena is within walking distance from the city’s other top sports venues including the Sports Authority Field at Mile High and Coors Field. Located in the outskirts of Denver, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is the perfect place for soccer fans to watch the Colorado Rapids score some goals against MLS rivals. Denver’s strong sports culture is tied to great beer that’s locally brewed. Since the late 19th century, the Coors Brewing Company has shaped the character of Denver. It’s common for sports fans to grab some cans of cool Coors while watching a game live in arenas, stadiums or bars.
Downtown Denver is pedestrian friendly, so visitors are encouraged to walk and absorb the local culture while also looking at modern skyscrapers such as Republic Plaza and Wells Fargo Center. Confluence Park and Centennial Park are some green spaces that provide rest stops on walks along the South Platte River. Another fun way to tour through The Mile-High City is by riding the Regional Transportation District light rail system that stops near most of the top attractions.