Denver Tourist Information and Tourism

(Denver, Colorado - CO, USA)

Denver, Colorado, is also known as the 'Mile High City' and stands between the American West and the Great Plains, close to the famous Rocky Mountains. The city of Denver is a friendly metropolis, with numerous tree-lined boulevards, more than 200 city parks and striking architecture, ranging from historic buildings to breathtaking, modern skyscrapers.

Containing one of the largest selections of hotels in the whole of Colorado, this city is home to numerous hotels, providing all levels of accommodation. Hotels in Denver are concentrated within the downtown district, next to the South Platte River and in the surrounding suburban areas, such as along the South Monaco Parkway. Various familiar brands present themselves to visitors, such as Courtyard, Fairfield, TownePlace, Renaissance and Marriott hotels, offering convenient locations within the Cherry Creek district and the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, as well as the Greenwood Village and the historic Highlands neighbourhoods. There is also a selection of hotels located nearby Denver International Airport (DEN), with cheaper accommodation lying in the neighboring Colorado towns and cities of Arvada, Broomfield, Lakewood, Littleton, Northglenn, Parker, Thornton, Westminster and Wheat Ridge. More information about Denver Hotels.

Located next to the busy shopping district of Champa Street, the Denver Tourist Information Center is to be found on 16th Street and serves as an excellent resource for tourism advice and leaflets. Worth looking out for here is the free weekly newspaper entitled 'Westword', which can be an invaluable guide to the latest news, events, music and the best places to eat out in this city.

The Motor City contains numerous world-class tourist attractions, including Denver Zoo - home to around 4,000 animals and spacious habitats; the Downtown Aquarium - offering visitors a range of aquatic exhibits and sealife information; Larimer Square - one of Colorado's favorite entertainment, shopping, dining and nightlife districts; the Denver Botanic Gardens - containing an authentic Japanese garden and tropical conservatory; and the Six Flags Elitch Gardens Theme Park - the perfect family attraction, with fast rides and a restored carousel.

Other popular sights to see in Denver include the Colorado State Capitol - completed in 1886, with a stunning 24-carat gold plated dome and views of the Rockies; the US Mint - where visitors are able to watch coins being produced; the Four Mile Historic Park - featuring the oldest home in Denver, dating back to 1859; the Molly Brown House - once the home of the famous 'unsinkable' Molly Brown, full of information about her life and her journey on the ill-faited Titanic; and the Byers-Evans House - an opulent Victorian home built by a famous newspaper editor. More information about Denver Tourist Attractions and Denver Landmarks.

The city contains many cultural museums and similar attractions, such as the Children's Museum of Denver - packed with hands-on exhibits designed especially for younger visitors; the Colorado History Museum - a comprehensive museum documenting the state's varied history; the Firefighters Museum - home to historic fire fighting equipment; the Denver Art Museum - containing many galleries and showcasing a wide range of artwork from around the world; the Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum - with more than 40 planes and spacecraft on display; the Museum of Contemporary Art - surprisingly the city's only contemporary art museum; and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science - brimming with innovative exhibits and an IMAX theater. More information about Denver Museums and Denver Art Galleries.

Tourist attractions located close to central Denver include Buffalo Bill's Museum and Grave in Golden, the Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center in Westminster, the Denver Mountain Parks on the city's outskirts, the Dinosaur Ridge in Morrison, the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Canon City, Tiny Town in Morrison, and the historic gold mining town of Idaho Springs. More information about Attractions Nearby Denver.

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