Denver is full of hustle and bustle with more than 3 million people in this fast-growing metropolis. While embracing its historic cowboy and mining past, Denver has moved into the present and is building for the future. It has everything that a major cosmopolitan city can have plus it has an incredible view of the Rocky Mountains.
Choosing the Top 3 Things To Do In Denver
When it comes to choosing things to do in Denver, it is a tough choice because there are so many wonderful things in and around Denver. Denver has a vibrant arts and culture segment with performing arts and galleries galore. Plus, there are many outdoor experiences just waiting to happen.
1. Visit a museum When it comes to museums, Denver has one for just about anybody’s area of interest:
• Denver Art museum has art from all over the world
• Black American West Museum& Heritage Center highlights the Black pioneers in the Old West
• Children’s Museum of Denver is an educational experience for kids
• Byers-Evans House Museum is a house built in 1883 furnished in 1900’ pieces
• Denver Firefighters Museum celebrates the historical and current firefighter bravery
• Museum de las Americas focuses on Latino art and heritage
• Denver Museum of Miniatures has tiny everything, except teddy bears
• Museum of Contemporary Art Denver has workshops, lectures, films and art in contemporary styling
• Denver Museum of Nature & Science has exhibits, a planetarium and IMAX.
• The Money Museum exhibits a few Denver Mint related things
• Forney Transportation Museum has various transportation antiquities
• Molly Brown House Museum, a restored Victorian house that once belonged to Margaret Brown and now houses items from her era
• Historic Colorado Center focuses on prairie life, mining, and Native Americans.
2. Soak up the arts and culture in Denver
Colorado Ballet performs in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, offering both contemporary and classical ballets
• Colorado Symphony can be heard in Boettcher Hall with a wide repertoire
• Denver Center for the Performing Arts in the Buell Theater has their own award winning company that performs premieres and revivals
• Opera Colorado in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House offers classical opera
• Mercury Café has everything from live music to salsa classes, a poetry slam and other fun adventures.
3. Partake in one of the outdoor adventures
• Amusement parks include Lakeside, Water World, Butterfly Pavilion and Elitch Gardens
• Festivals - every month has a festival attached to it.
• Tours are available for Coors Brewery, Venice on the Creek, Great Divide
Brewing Company, Banjo Billy’s Bus Tours, Denver Microbrew Tour, and Green Tripz Cannabis Tourz.
• Winter sports include skiing, snowboarding, hiking as showshoers, and cross-country skiing.
• The Red Rocks Amphitheater, while on the edge of Denver in Morrison, is a uniquely gorgeous venue for outdoor concerts. It has a great view of Denver, and a wonderful sounding amphitheater. At non-concert times it is also a great place to hike the scrub oak and red sandstone trails to enjoy the majestic beauty and the wildlife. The Rock and Roll Museum at the top of Red Rocks, rocks.
There is no lack of things to do in Denver, and this list can keep any visitor busy for quite some time.