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.
This museum occupies Hangar Number One on Lowry Campus, formerly known as the Lowry Air Force Base. Here, visitors can view 31 aircraft, from a World War II Corsair to the B1A Bomber. The museum also houses extensive exhibits on the history of Lowry Air Force Base, World Wars I and II, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower and even the Hubbell Telescope. A display on the science of flight includes a space station simulator.
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.
This restored Victorian mansion, once the home of legendary Denver resident Maggie (Molly) Brown now serves as a popular museum that attracts more than 40,000 visitors a year. The museum explores the eccentric life of the 'Unsinkable Molly Brown,' a Titanic survivor and eminent figure in the city's Gold Rush heritage. After the tour, browse around the gift shop and check out the selection of t-shirts, books and other memorabilia. There are guided tours available and regular special events and performances also take place.
Modeled after the venerated United States Capitol, the Colorado State Capitol is a neoclassical beauty constructed using Colorado white granite. Standing exactly one mile above sea level, the building meticulously epitomizes Colorado's Gold Rush through the Gold Leaf on its striking dome. Quintessential illustrations on the stained glass windows further immortalize the capitol's respect for the state it calls home. The Colorado State Capitol hosted its first general assembly in 1894, and it was inscribed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
What is now the United States Mint in Denver actually began as a humble company. In 1858, Clark, Gruber and Company started a private mint, making gold coins from the spoils of the Colorado gold rush in order to save on shipping the ore to the east coast. After minting over 500,000 dollars, the US Treasury officially bought the mint in 1863. Today, the mint is a popular tourist destination in Denver, lending insights into the stages and the entire process of currency-making. One of the oldest establishments in Colorado, the mint is touted to be one of the single largest producers of coins in the world. The mint is certainly an iconic repository of American currency, and all currency produced here has the denomination 'D' inscribed on it. Having been considerably mentioned in popular media, the Denver Mint is an indelible historic landmark of the country.
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.
Built in 1897, the Avoca Lodge was the summer home of Margaret Brown, an American philanthropist and socialite who is best known for being an RMS Titanic survivor. She lived in the lodge with her husband James Joseph Brown. The late 19th century country home boasts of typical Victorian architecture and comes complete with red brick walls. Expansive gardens also complement the 20th century house. Now listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the Avoca Lodge is a must-visit during your time in Denver, for the fascinating history of the house as well as its owners.
Red Rocks Amphitheater is a stunning, naturally formed amphitheater located in the Rocky Mountains. The first ever natural amphitheater in the world, it is geologically formed, made up of two, three hundred foot (91.44 meters) monoliths. The Red Rocks area is known as the Garden of Angels and is world-famous for its perfect acoustic pitch. Red Rocks has been the venue for entertainers since the turn of the century and has a plethora of musicians and artists performing every month. Even if there isn't a concert playing, there's always the majestic splendor of the 640-acre (259 hectares) park that surrounds the venue.