Denver is the 24th largest metropolitan area in the United States. The Denver
Metropolitan Area is made up of six counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Douglas
and Jefferson. The six-county Greater Denver area is home to 2.1 million people. Only four
in ten residents are natives of the area.
Located within the Denver Museum of Natural History. Outstanding galaxy shows scheduled
throughout the week. 370-6351.
IMAX Movie Theater:
Experience movies on a huge screen 4-1/2 stories tall and 6-1/2 stories wide. Feel like
you're actually part of the show. Located in the Denver Museum of Natural History.
Open every day of the year, the Zoo is home to over 3,500 animals. There are baby
animals year-round and ever changing animal activity. Visit the new Primate Village and
Tropical Discovery exhibit which includes a mountain cave, streams, waterfalls, temple
ruins, swamps and offshore coral reef. The Zoo is located directly east of downtown Denver
between York Street and Colorado Boulevard on 23rd Avenue. For more information call
A $93 million aquarium located just across the Platte River from Elitch Gardens. Boasts
15,000 specimens representing nearly 300 species of fish, birds, invertebrates and
mammals. Be sure to see the pair of Sumatran tigers, along with some frisky river otters.
One of Denver's bigger parks with over 300 acres of grass, lakes, flower gardens, golf
and tennis courts. Home to museums, the Zoo and Imax Theater. 17th Avenue and Colorado
Civic Center Park:
Situated between the Capitol and the City & County Building, with fountains,
monuments and an outdoor Greek theater.
Colorado State Capitol:
Modeled after the U.S. capitol, featuring a gold-plated dome and panoramic views of
Denver and the Rocky Mountains. Open for tours daily. Broadway and Colfax Avenue.
United States Mint:
Guided tours of coin production along with exhibits and displays. Colfax Avenue at
Centrally located in the Platte River Valley in downtown Denver, Six Flags Elitch
Gardens has more than 100 rides, shows and attractions - including a whole water park!
Showcasing a 75-year-old Carousel , the oldest ride at the new Elitch's, which is
completely restored in Elitch's entrance building. The Carousel features 67 hand-carved
horses and chariots that were originally installed in 1925. For more information call
Denver Public Library:
Located in downtown Denver this new library has over 540,000 square feet of space in
its ten stories. Home to the 1997 Summit of Eight. (303) 640-6200.
Victorian-style specialty shops, dining and entertainment. Music Hall with dining,
drama, and music; Lazy H Chuckwagon dinner and Western Show; amusement rides. Golden,
18301 Colfax Ave., (303) 279-7800.
Fiddlers Green Amphitheater:
Outdoor amphitheater that hosts big-name performers in the summer. Located in the
Denver Tech Center, near I-25 and Arapahoe Road.
Red Rocks Amphitheater:
A 9,000 seat amphitheater set between spectacular 400-foot high red sandstone rocks.
Summer concert series feature performers from rock artists to symphony orchestras. The
Colorado Symphony Orchestra provides outstanding summer programs each year. Located north
of the town of Morrison on Hogback Road.
Free 30-minute tours of the world's largest single brewery nestled in the foothills
west of Denver. Samples of beer free to those over 21 years of age. 13th & Ford,
Golden, (303) 277-2337.