Denver Attractions

With 17 percent less oxygen in the Denver air, you might get lightheaded thinking about the mile-long list of activities and attractions that make the Mile High City an entertainment mecca. From animal attractions to theme parks, from brewery tours to botanical exploits, the Mile High City is brimming with things to do in Denver.

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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.

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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.

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Denver Zoo

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.

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Elitch Gardens

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.

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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.

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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.

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