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Best things to do in Denver

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
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“Art lovers rejoice. This is an amazing museum that always has great exhibitions. ”
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Science Museum
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“Tons of different exhibitions and neat things going on here, depending on the time of year you can find an assortment of displays and the IMAX movie theatre is here.”
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Botanical Garden
“Plants! Get some fresh oxygen and enjoy some cool plans from around the world.”
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Baseball Stadium
“Rockies games are a ton of fun and tickets are cheap (between $7-$35 typically). Check out the "Rooftop Bar" when you're there!”
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Zoo
“Adventure Awaits! Every day, Denver Zoo seeks to inspire exploration and discovery, and creates connections with people, animals and nature. And every day, we’re working to save animals and conserve wildlife here and around the world. Your visit and support aids in all these efforts- Thank you. Home to 4,100 animals, representing more than 600 species, Denver Zoo is committed to species conservation by bringing science education to life and providing extraordinary experiences that foster human and animal connections. It is the most visited cultural destination in Colorado, serving 2 million people per year. Located in Denver’s City Park, the Zoo is a nonprofit organization accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), which assures the highest standards of animal care. With the mission to secure a better world for animals through human understanding, Denver Zoo dedicates more than $2 million annually to zoo-led programs aimed at protecting animals within their natural habitats around the world. ”
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Shopping Mall
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“A really upscale shopping district in the beautiful Cherry Creek area. This is the place for you if you enjoy shopping or people watching”
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Neighborhood
“Union Station is probably "The" spot in Denver right now. It has been heavily renovated, and now holds some of the coolest areas in Denver. The main area is a really unique hang out, and yes, the train and buses still run out of there, so if you wanted to hop the train to the airport and go through here- make plenty of time to grab a drink, bite to eat, or shop. ”
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Lake
“Great park that has some fun water activities during the day. During the summer every Sunday is Jazz in the Park; grab a picnic and blanket and jam away.”
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New American Restaurant
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“The sister restaurant to Root Down, this restaurant is a renovated mortuary. International small plates and inventive cocktails. Great happy hour, and a large rooftop bar. ”
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Neighborhood
“This neighborhood is a dream! Great place to walk and near great restaurants & coffee shops. ”
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Pedestrian Plaza
“Check out a popular local and tourist destination via the lightrail and free mall ride buses.”
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Neighborhood
“Great park within biking or strolling distance. Great for frisbee, picnics, and biking. On a clear day, you can see the mountains in the distance and it's always super green. ”
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Stadium
“Denver Nuggets Basketball, Denver Avalance Hockey, and many concerts and conferences are held here.”
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Restaurant
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“A popular spot for locals and visitors alike. Avanti has a big drink selection. It houses 6 restaurants inside, via an indoor food truck type setup. Go upstairs for one of the best views of downtown/city skyline. Great spot all times of the day.”
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Aquarium
“Love the glass tunnel here! Walking through with stingrays swimming overhead is just mind bending. ”
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American Restaurant
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“An upscale eatery Dever classic. Farm to table treats, not cheap, but totally worth it. Make a reservation ahead of time!”
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