The mountains are calling! Denver is one of the most beautiful cities in America and rich in history and unique diversity. From the historic Molly Brown Museum to the Denver Mint, visitors can enjoy getting to know more about Denver and what makes this city such a great place to visit. Denver is called the Mile High City because it sits 5280 feet above sea level and is known as a mesmerizing place to visit. Here are some of the things any visitor needs to stop and enjoy when touring this city.
The Molly Brown Museum
Home of the American socialist, activist, and philanthropist, Margaret Brown, the beautiful Molly Brown Museum attracts visitors from all over the world. This Queen Anne styled home opened in 1887 to the public and located on 1340 Pennsylvania Street. Molly Brown was nicknamed “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” as she was one of the 705 survivors of the 1912 sinking of the Titanic.
Buffalo Bill Museum
Take a tour through the Buffalo Bill Museum, where guests can learn about frontiersman Buffalo Bill Cody. This award-winning museum has five museums and unique wild west events. Located in Golden, Colorado, the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave includes information about the history of the American cowboy, frontier work, and dude ranching.
16th Street Mall
A fun pedestrian mall, the 16th Street Mall has over 200 trees and 50,000 flowers. This mile-long mall includes 28 outdoor cafes and is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. Located in the heart of downtown, the 16th Street Mall was designed by famed architect I.M. Pei. Pei created the mall to include red, white and grey granite to resemble the look of the diamondback rattlesnake. With free shuttle buses traveling up and down the mall, it makes it easy for visitors to get around easily and quickly. One other fun thing you can do in the mall is enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride at night where you can see a million twinkle lights brighten up the promenade.
Denver Union Station
Found in the heart of downtown Denver, the renovated Denver Union Station train station is a gathering place for many locals and visitors. This transit hub offers connections across the city and allows people access to light rail lines and commuter lines that connect to the Denver Airport Station along with several local buses. The transportation hub is always expanding connections throughout the metro area, making it easy for tourists to travel around the city.
Coors Brewery Tour
For a complete “taste of the Rockies”, take some time to tour the Coors Brewery. This brewery is the world’s largest brewery site and still uses the Rocky Mountain spring water discovered in 1873 by Adolph Coors. Guests can take a self-guided tour of the brewery and individuals over the age of 21 can even have a nice taste test.
Clyfford Still Museum
A breathtaking art museum on Bannock Street, the Clyfford Still Museum features works by some of the 20th century’s influential and enigmatic painters. When visiting the museum, guests are greeted with a grove of trees and beautiful landscaping. The beautiful building is unique in its own right as it features thin, vertical lines of concrete in a ransom, fractured pattern. When the sunlight hits the building, the unique look of the building changes forming fun shadows on the exterior.
Take some time to explore the beautiful city of Denver and take an extra day to visit the gorgeous Rocky Mountains that tower over the city!