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Denver

4.2
Gardens · Historic Sites · Zoos
Mile-High City
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains. One of the country's fastest growing urban centers, this city sustains a sprawling metropolitan area of nearly 3 million people. In fact, it ranked number four as one of the best places for business and careers in the nation by Forbes.com. Proudly embracing its colorful history of cowboys and miners, Denver also looks brightly toward the future by supporting a lively performing arts scene and dozens of popular outdoor festivals. Located just 19 km (12 mi) east of the majestic Rockies, Denver also offers those on vacation a chance to explore distinct neighborhoods filled with cultural attractions. Our United States day trip tool combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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Popular things to do in Denver

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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Garden
Denver Botanic Gardens
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Mount Evans ©
Mountain
Mount Evans
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Observatory
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Denver Zoo ©
Zoo
Denver Zoo
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Denver

Garden of the Gods ©
Park
Garden of the Gods Colorado Springs
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours Estes Park
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Theme Park
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park Manitou Springs
4.2
Duration: 8 hours
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain ©
Scenic Drive
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain Cascade
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Denver

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Denver Union Station ©
Historic Site
Denver Union Station
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Historic Site
Molly Brown House Museum
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Religious Site
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Holy Ghost Catholic Church ©
Church
Holy Ghost Catholic Church
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Denver

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Denver Art Museum ©
Art Museum
Denver Art Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Forney Museum of Transportation ©
Specialty Museum
Forney Museum of Transportation
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Clyfford Still Museum ©
Art Museum
Clyfford Still Museum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Denver

Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Distillery
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art ©
Specialty Museum
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
National Ballpark Museum ©
Specialty Museum
National Ballpark Museum
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Climbing Tour
Climbing Tours
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

Breweries & Distilleries in Denver

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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Distillery Tour
Distillery Tours
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Leopold Bros. Distillery ©
Distillery
Leopold Bros. Distillery
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Great Divide Brewery ©
Brewery
Great Divide Brewery
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

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