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Baseball is an essential part of the American culture and a vibrant component of Denver, all of which makes Coors Field a hub of activity during the summer. It seats more than 50,000 and is regarded as one of most fan-friendly parks in the country. For a few dollars you can take a guided walking tour and learn about the history of the field while taking in all the sights, including the Colorado Rockies dugout and the visiting team's clubhouse.
B's Ballpark, located opposite Coor's Field with its entrance near one of the seating gates, is more than just a tribute to Colorado baseball culture. Bruce Hellerstein began collecting baseball memorabilia in his youth and now his collection has become B's Ballpark Museum. Hellerstein's collection includes the usual memorabilia like cards, jerseys, autographed balls, and banners, but also unique artifacts like pieces of Babe Ruth's bat, a section of "The Green Monster," and the manhole cover that Mickey Mantle tripped over at the 1951 World Series that permanently injured his leg. For casual baseball fans, there is plenty here to entertain you before the game, as it is open during every game at Coors Field. For serious fans, B's Ballpark Museum is a treasure trove of baseball history.
Located two blocks from the Convention Center and a mere half block from Larimer Square and the 16th Street Mall, the Curtis Hotel is the ideal spot for business travelers looking for luxury. The spacious rooms offer the best in urban designs and the mountain views from the upper floors are amazing. No car is needed if you plan on staying inside the city. Free 16th Street bus shuttles run every few minutes and will place you, if desired, within three blocks of Coors Field.
Located in the theater downtown neighborhood of Denver, the Four Seasons Hotel exudes luxury. This well-known high end hotel chain offers world-class service, providing complimentary car service, trendy restaurants and bars, opulent spa center, family-friendly amenities, luxurious rooms and more. The Four Seasons is perfect for any traveler looking to experience the utmost comfort, from families, to couples looking for a romantic weekend getaway.
Back in 1909, Fire Station Number One housed Denver's Engine Company Number One. The building is now home to the Denver Firefighters Museum which preserves, exhibits and celebrates the rich firefighting history of the city. The museum houses over 30,000 exhibits, including firemen related documents and photographs dating back to the 1860s, various antique firefighting equipment and other memorabilia. There are various activities that visitors, especially children, can partake in from engaging in hands-on activities like fire prevention techniques, children's pole, to trying on firefighting gear, calling 911 and more.
After spending 104 years tucked away in northwest Denver, Elitch Gardens move from its longtime home on 38th and Tennyson to a spacious downtown site, which allowed it to add state-of-the-art rides, such as the free falling Tower of Doom and the Sidewinder. Besides the more than 100 rides, there are numerous shows, shopping outlets and eateries to keep the family entertained. In addition, in the summer you can alternate between the numerous roller coasters and the neighboring mammoth water park. Hours fluctuate throughout the year hence call ahead or visit the website for the schedule.
This five-floor museum is wonderfully diverse and is at the forefront of offering new exhibits. In the past, it has featured impressionist artists as well as the work of Winslow Homer. This museum brags— and rightfully so— about housing one of the largest art collections between Kansas City and the West Coast. It's Native American art collection, which encompasses an entire floor, is not to be missed. In addition, 2006 heralded the dedication of a new wing of the museum. Designed by Daniel Libeskind, the Frederic C. Hamilton building adds to the already stunning architecture of the cityscape and has become a popular attraction for museum visitors.
For an insight into Colorado's rich history, there's no better place to visit than the History Colorado Center in the Golden Triangle area of Denver. Dedicated to preserving the past in order to inform the future, this center features a myriad of exhibits, artifacts, hands-on displays and more. Visitors can hop into the steampunk time machine complete with a virtual countdown clock that will take you to places like Leadville Ice Palace, Tomato Wars of the 1820s and many other historic points in time.
Visit the Downtown Aquarium for a thrilling experience. This popular aquatic and entertainment center features various exhibits which aims at educating visitors on the inhabitants of the coral reefs and other fauna of the North American continent. They also have a 4-D Theater on premises that showcases different movies with a vivid experience with multiple effects. Aside from exhibits, the center also has a restaurant wherein guests can sit and relish marine delicacies with an underwater view of the giant aquarium that encases it.
Located in the Pearce-McAllister Cottage, a Dutch Colonial Revival home built in 1899, this museum features rotating displays. You can take a peek at how the Three Bears are doing and check in with countless other childhood friends. This "cottage" located just west of City Park is an easily accessible city destination. You can also shop at the gift store to add to your own collection, or participate in one of their many workshops.
This is a place where a child's natural urge to experience the world hands-on comes together with art and science projects, building materials and imagination. The museum includes nine interactive Playscapes including the CMD Fire Station #1, My Market, Center for the Young Child, Under My Feet and Over My Head, The Assembly Plant, Making the Team, Arts a la Carte, Around the Block, and Alphabet Soup. There are also several programs, activities and special events held throughout the year. Check the museum's website for a complete listing of upcoming events.
Devoted to all things on wheels, this Denver museum features a collection of over 500 trains, cars, motorcycles, bicycles and other rare automobiles. Guests can explore one of the famed steam engines affectionately names Big Boys, peer inside a 1927 Rolls Royce and even drive off with one of their classic cars for sale! The museum can also be rented for private celebrations and corporate functions. Be sure to visit their website for upcoming events.