Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St. | 720.865.3501
What began as a dream of local gardeners and botanists to build an oasis in the middle of the Mile High City has blossomed into the 24-acre Denver Botanic Gardens, a spectacular array of plant displays, theme gardens, varied ecosystems and learning opportunities.
Denver Downtown Aquarium
700 Water St. | 303.561.4450
For being inland, you get quite the oceanic experience at the Denver Downtown Aquarium, where you can feed stingrays, wave at mystical mermaids, watch a training session with a sea otter and dine with the fishes at the Denver Aquarium Restaurant.
2300 Steele St. | 720.337.1400
Get nose to whisker with a prairie dog, brave a touching experience with an alligator or make your way around the Denver Zoo for a 4,000-animal, 600-plus-species encounter at Denver’s environmentally friendly zoo, located on the eastern edge of City Park.
2000 Elitch Cir. | 303.595.4386
Experience the Boomerang steel coaster, lose your brain on a seven-story thrill ride or plunge down a 50-foot waterfall into a tidal wave at Elitch Gardens, America’s only downtown theme and water park.
United States Mint
320 West Colfax Ave. | 303.405.4761
Five years after gold was discovered in Colorado, the U.S. government established a mint facility in Denver. Today, the Denver-based U.S. Mint manufacturers all coin denominations, where output can exceed 50 million coins a day.
Coors Brewery & Other Tours
13th Street and Ford Street | 303.277.2337
The Mile High City is one of three points on the “Beer-muda Triangle” that exists between Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. Beer is big business here, and you can soak up the suds on a tour of the famous Coors Brewery or a number of other beer-ific microbreweries.