Art District On Santa Fe
Home to many artists and studios, this arts district has become a national model of success in community revitalization. The art district has cultivated a friendly, welcoming feel for both seasoned collectors and new art lovers.
801 Kalamath St., Denver
Arvada Center for the Arts
With two performance venues, three galleries and a multidisciplinary arts education program, the Arvada Center showcases theatrical shows, musical performances and local and touring art exhibitions.
6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada
A treat for classical and modern dance enthusiasts, the Colorado Ballet boasts 30 members from around the globe presenting a variety of exciting performances.
1278 Lincoln St., Denver
The Colorado Symphony
Performing traditional, modern and classical works, the Colorado Symphony offers year-round concerts featuring everything from light summer shows to performances by celebrated musicians.
1000 14th St., No. 15, Denver
Denver Center Attractions
Denver Center Attractions provides a showcase for live theater, touring Broadway shows, acting classes for the community and more, located at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
1101 13th St., Denver
Denver Theatre District
The Denver Theatre District features a high-tech mix of public performances, art and signage. Located along the 14th Street corridor, it’s less a district and more a giant outdoor art gallery right in the heart of downtown Denver.
511 16th St., Ste. 200, Denver
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
The Butterfly Pavilion
This treasure features a visually thrilling rainforest filled with 1,600 free-flying tropical butterflies, live animal exhibits and interactive fun for all ages.
6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster
The Chautauqua movement of the early 1900s promoted simplicity, learning and art appreciation. That spirit lives on in this haven for cultural enrichment. Rental cottages are available at the park, one of 20 National Historic Landmarks in Colorado.
900 Baseline Rd., Boulder
Cherry Creek Reservoir
Seasoned outdoor enthusiasts and weekend warriors alike flock here. Located just outside Denver, it boasts exceptional fishing and water recreation. Visit the surrounding state parks to enjoy outdoor pursuits all year.
4201 S. Parker Rd., Aurora
Colorado State Parks
Colorado is home to 42 breathtaking state parks, giving visitors a variety of opportunities to experience the beauty of nature. Park activities such as hiking, camping, backpacking, snowboarding and more may be enjoyed seasonally.
1313 Sherman St., Denver
Denver Botanic Gardens
As one of the top-ranked facilities in the United States, the Denver Botanic Gardens presents a wide range of grounds and stunning collections from all corners of the world. The gardens host a popular summer concert series, water-lily competitions, tea gardens and many more attractions.
York Street & Mordecai Children’s Garden
1007 York St., Denver
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Situated on a working farm on the banks of Deer Creek, this offers beautiful hiking through fields of wildflowers, fantastic bird-watching and a new butterfly experience.
8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
Mount Evans Scenic Byway
Located 17 miles from Idaho Springs near Mt. Evans, this stunning area abounds with wildflowers and wildlife. Great views and hiking trails make this a local gem.
Bailey, CO 80421
Denver Mountain Parks
The entire parks system contains more than 14,000 acres of parklands in the mountains and foothills just west of downtown. It also encompasses a wide variety of striking Colorado terrain, perfect for activities including hiking, dining al fresco and sightseeing.
From the birth of an exotic animal to the exhilaration of a world-class exhibit opening, the area’s largest zoo is an adventure for the senses. Discover nearly 3,500 different animals living on 80 acres within Denver’s historic City Park.
2300 Steele St., Denver
Dive into food and fun — and an underwater adventure! Enjoy the Aquarium restaurant and explore more than 1 million gallons of sealife including sharks, otters, tigers and more.
700 Water St., Denver
What’s your sign? Test your astronomy knowledge at the University of Colorado’s popular planetarium. Check out the dazzling array of laser and star shows, live star talks and more.
2414 Regent Dr., Boulder
Flatirons Vista Trailhead
Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, trail running and picnicking on the Trailhead’s 2-mile or 3-mile loop through the Ponderosa pines and meadows along the Flatirons.
3663 State Hwy. 93, Boulder
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
This area supports more than 330 species of wildlife, including bald eagles, hawks, mule deer and more, on a 15,000-acre expanse of shortgrass prairie. Reconnect with nature at one of the finest conservation success stories in history.
6550 Gateway Rd., Commerce City
At more than 100 years old, the area known to locals as Wash Park is one of the largest parks in Denver. Located in the south central part of town, it features flower gardens, a 2.6-mile jogging trail, two lakes, a bowling green, tennis courts and more.
South Downing Street & East Louisiana Ave, Denver
Children’s Museum of Denver
Engage with interactive playscapes, daily educational programming and popular special events. Serving children and their grown-ups, the museum provides a dynamic leaning environment to explore and discover.
2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver
Clyfford Still Museum
The Clyfford Still collection represents one of the most comprehensive single-artist collections in the world, encompassing approximately 2,400 works, most never before exhibited. The venue is as fascinating as the subjects within.
1250 Bannock St., Denver
Denver Art Museum
Founded in 1893, the city’s largest museum is one of the most storied in the state with more than 68,000 pieces of art. With an extensive American Indian collection, the museum is a must-see for lovers of culture and art.
100 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy., Denver
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
For more than 100 years, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has allowed visitors to explore the cosmos and uncover brilliant gems and minerals. Enjoy the IMAX theater and planetarium or go toe-to-toe with a T-Rex … if you dare!
2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Contemporary Art
With painting, sculpture, furniture, ceramics and an eclectic hodgepodge of classic works from the past 100 years, this one-of-a-kind facility features some of the best-known designers of our time.
1311 Pearl St., Denver
Presenting a glimpse into the history, art and culture of a town that dates back to the 1850s Gold Rush era. The museum features two farms, a small lake, a collections center and main exhibition area.
6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton
A fascinating series of exhibits and programs describes the Jewish experience, ceremonies and festivals at the Mizel. With fine art, film, literature and drama fueled by interactive experience, it’s a celebration of diversity.
400 S. Kearney St., Denver
Molly Brown Museum
Experience the legacy of the Unsinkable Molly Brown, a leading socialite and philanthropist best known as one of the survivors of the RMS Titanic. The beautifully preserved museum offers a unique window into the inspirational life of an American hero.
1340 Pennsylvania St., Denver
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
Featuring regional, national and international artists, the vast array of rotating exhibits and public educational programs promotes creative experimentation with art and ideas for visitors of all ages.
1485 Delgany St., Denver
Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum
Located on the former grounds of Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado’s Air and Space Museum offers a trip through the state’s rich aeronautics history from distinctive aircraft nose art to stirring exhibits.
7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
Colorado State Capitol
Beaming through the Denver skyline is the gold-plated dome of the state Capitol building. Opened in 1894, it stands as a living museum of history and an active seat of state government. See where legislation takes place in the House and Senate chambers during free daily tours.
200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver
The 76-acre Coors Field stands at 20th and Blake Streets in Denver’s lower downtown/ballpark neighborhood and is home to the Colorado Rockies. Fans sitting in the first-base and right-field areas are treated to a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains.
2001 Blake St., Denver
For 60 years, the Coliseum has hosted such events as the acclaimed National Western Stock Show, concerts, ice skating and auto and trade shows.
4600 Humboldt St., Denver
America’s only downtown theme park and waterpark has operated consecutively for more than 120 years. Elitch is sheer fun, making this a go-to destination for locals and out-of-town visitors.
2000 Elitch Circle, Denver
Opened in 1999, this modern sports arena is home to the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and the Colorado Mammoth. It’s also a popular concert venue featuring appearances by music megastars and top performers.
1000 Chopper Circle, Denver
Sports Authority Field At Mile High
There’s no shortage of Bronco fans in Denver, especially not in the team’s legendary stadium. This is hallowed NFL ground where John Elway once ruled.
1701 Bryant St., Denver
MillerCoors Brewery Tour
Experience traditional beer brewing in the Rocky Mountains. Become acquainted with malting, brewing and packaging processes, then sip a cold sample while resting on ice-cube benches in the fresh beer room.
13th & Ford St., Golden
This massive venue offers 46 water adventures on 64 beautifully landscaped acres. Thrill rides abound, including Colorado’s only magnetic water coaster, and 3 separate children’s play areas.
8801 N. Pecos St., Denver