Experience the great outdoors at Denver Botanic Gardens. Sprawling over three acres (nine hectares), this natural oasis is replete with several themed gardens. Stroll along bonsais at the Japanese Garden, or enjoy a fairytale-like experience with Winnie the Pooh and friends at the Storybook Gardens. Xeriscape Demo Garden is great to gather tips on home gardening and horticulture, while the Rock Alpine Garden showcases a unique topography. Take a guided tour and marvel at the verdant landscape dotted with exotic flora, lawns, waterfalls and ponds. In addition, these gardens offer several botanical exhibitions, illustrations and workshops that are both fun and interesting.
This 314-acre expanse of garden, greenery, fountains, ponds and fine sculpture, located just east of downtown, is home to the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Built in the early 1900s as part of the popular City Beautiful movement, the park served Denverites as a civic refuge and swimming retreat. The lake beach no longer exists, but the historic boathouse, seen on many area postcards, remains. Three playgrounds, picnic tables, tennis courts and a public golf course are all available.
With over 2.2 million square feet (204387 square meters) of event space the variety of events that the Colorado Convention Center can host are endless, from large city wide conventions to social galas. Installed with state-of-the-art facilities which includes a business center, computer rentals and a gift shop. The center is also the hub for many exciting expositions and events. Ranging from sports events to children's events to comedy shows, the center has it all. The center is also the ideal source of information for tourists. It keeps you updated on the latest happenings and answers any questions you may have regarding accommodation, eating out, transportation and entertainment. So if you're looking for entertainment for yourself or family then stop by the Convention Center. It's got something for everyone.
William F. Cody, known to the world as “Buffalo Bill,” was buried here on Lookout Mountain above Golden in 1917. He attained fame through his “Wild West” shows which he performed all over the world. The Memorial museum displays articles from the life and times of Buffalo Bill's adventurous life. Souvenirs and snacks are in abundance at the nearby Pahaska Tepee Gift Shop. Views of Golden and downtown Denver from Lookout Mountain are outstanding.
This 155-acre (63-hectare) park is home to two formal gardens, one of which is a replica of George Washington's garden at Mount Vernon. The park is always full of walkers, joggers and bicyclists taking advantage of the trails and roads that encompass and dissect the entire grounds. Fishing on the park's two lakes is popular and there are also greens for lawn bowling, tennis and basketball courts, playgrounds, plenty of space for volleyball games and a recreation center with an indoor pool.
This preserved park features three barns complete with chicken coops and root cellars on 12 acres (4.85 hectares) of land. Children can pan for gold or pick a pumpkin in during the spooky season. Carriage rides are available for the entire family on weekends. The park provides guided tours of the Four Mile House, the oldest standing home in the city.
Brian Dunn, a beer enthusiast, established the Great Divide Brewing Co. in 1994. Within months since its inception, this brewery won awards at two of the most popular competitions in the world of brewing: World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival, and has continued to win accolades since then. A specialty of this brewery is their leanings towards creating strong beers, and a popular favorite is the Old Ruffian, which boasts of alcohol content that crosses 10 percent. Regular tours of the brewery are offered, and guests can taste some of these brews at the tap room.
Green Spaces strives to support entrepreneurs', businesses and freelancers in their efforts to engage in sustainable and environmentally sound practices to become fully green. As a green resource center, the venue is comprised of an Ecopreneur's Clubhouse, a work space and venue space for educational salons, workshops, film-screenings and pop-up stores. Green Spaces also provides instructive start-up packages for aspiring green businesses and sells reclaimed and recycled office furniture to interested organizations. As one of the leaders of the growing"ecopreneurialist" movement, Green Spaces is a necessary stop for all those interested in green businesses!