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.
Enjoy the best live music that Colorado has to offer at the Buffalo Rose; there is live music every night and during the summer, you can even enjoy it from the live patio. The bar is frequented by a delightful mix of people and has a decent selection of Mexican small bites and an array of good strong drinks to complement their time here. It gets pretty raucous on the weekends so be prepared for a good time. The music covers almost every genre of music, ranging from reggae to hip hop. So choose your night and walk down this eclectic live music haunt.
This museum is one of the city's most popular attractions, drawing almost two million visitors a year. There are permanent displays on North American Tribes, Egyptian mummies, dinosaurs, and minerals, all stunningly detailed and vast. The museum also hosts traveling exhibits such as Ramses II and Imperial Tombs of China. An IMAX cinema, gift shop and cafe are also on-site.
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.
This library, a post-modern structure full of turrets and odd geometrical shapes, is a bastion of knowledge. Internally, the academic atmosphere of each study area is indicative of individual moods. Six of the ten floors of the library are open to the public. Keeping with the tradition set in 1894, the library still has a world-class children's facility. The library is a regional depository for government publications. It offers extensive genealogical resources as well as historical books, photographs, art, and memorabilia chronicling the American West. The library also offers fiction and non-fiction texts, periodicals and computers allowing free Internet access. Tours are available.
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.
Lapis Gallery has the market on diversity by selling all kinds of art, ranging from sculpture and pottery to works made from stone, glass, metal and wood. It focuses on local artists, but occasionally displays established regional and national artists. The owners here are also skilled craftsmen. They build and sell custom-made furniture which manages to blend function with style. They also do some steel grinding, and sell their own oil-based paint.
This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services. Masjid Ikhlas is the city's solution to all those who are religious. The mosque provides facilities to Muslims to offer their prayers and also conducts various services pertaining to the Muslim culture. The strategic location of the mosque enables all to offer their prayers in a calm and sanctified environment.
Eugenia Rawls Courtyard Theater is located in the King Academic & Performing Arts Center. And the center itself is based on the campus of Auraria Higher Education Center. The theater is a 350 seater with a rotating seating arrangement, and hosts wonderful plays. When in Denver if you want to have your fill of theatrical performances, come here.
Ted Asti Park is a memorial park located near the huge Superior Shopping Center, in the oldest part of the town of Superior. The park was dedicated in 2010 in honor of Ted Asti, a Superior resident who contributed much to the city, including funds, land, and other forms of support during Superior's fledgling days. The park is small but makes for a lovely picnic spot. The centerpiece of the park is the first house ever built in Superior, a fun and informative visit. Ted Asti was also a multiple war veteran and the park is dedicated not only to him but in memory of other soldiers who have called Superior their home. -Sabrina Zirakzadeh
This beautiful nine floor building was once said to be the tallest structure in Denver until 1911. This Renaissance Revival structure built with brick granite on the front portion is mainly used for commercial purpose. Comprising of offices, this building looks stunning in architecture and is a great tourist attraction since the early times.
This magnificent structure, located at the intersection of 18th and Stout Streets, was originally established as the U.S. Post Office and Federal Building. Byron White United States Courthouse was built in 1916 in the Classical Revival style by Tracy, Swartwout, and Litchfield architectural firm. Created with Colorado Yule marble, the front facade features 16 columns, while two mountain sheep sculpted by Gladys Caldwell Fisher, grace either side of the entrance. In 1994, the structure was renamed after a Supreme Court Justice from Colorado.