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Art Museum
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“Great little art museum that's walking distance. They also have free days sprinkled throughout the year and admission is free for children under 18.”
408 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“One of the top five botanic gardens in the nation, Denver Botanic Gardens is an oasis in the city, offering year-round events, Mordecai Children’s Garden, lifelong learning opportunities and research to preserve Colorado’s precious natural resources.”
355 locals recommend
Science Museum
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“Fun museum to visit - check out their events for special stuff happening in the evenings geared for adults like 60 Minutes in Space.”
311 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“One of the best baseball venues in the US with the Rocky Mountains visible in the background outside the Rockpile!”
296 locals recommend
Zoo
“Entertainment for the whole family and one of the most modern zoos in America!”
190 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“This old mortuary is now a lively restaurant with a rooftop lounge & global small plates. Perhaps the most iconic restaurant in all of Denver, Linger is a must for first timers and veteran food-lovers alike! The menu is seasonal, constantly changing, and meant to be shared. Roof access is seasonal and worth it!”
342 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Really cool aquarium if you have a day where it's best to be inside...walking distance as well!”
98 locals recommend
Stadium
“Denver Nuggets Basketball, Denver Avalance Hockey, and many concerts and conferences are held here.”
180 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“I grew up around Six Flags, so for me this one isn't the top of my list, but not because it doesn't offer some killer excitement for the day, and a water park side by side. Instead it's because I like to ride killer coasters, and this one boasts only 2, so if that's not a big deal, it's a great park!”
151 locals recommend
Art Museum
“One of my favorites, small, contemplative, contemporary, modern art museum with changing exhibits. Downtown location. Great cafe on top floor. mcadenver.org”
147 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“This place won a spot on the Best 50 Bars in the United States. Amazing cocktails, cool speakeasy ambiance and they serve a small menu of food items. ”
205 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Catered to an eclectic group of diners: vegans, vegetarians, late-night club-goers and bar hoppers, the gluten-free, and open-minded omnivores.”
180 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Fun atmosphere with bowling alley, darts, VR games and more. Daily happy hour specials.”
167 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“This old theater is surrounded by bars and restaurants and has some great acoustics. It's a small venue with 3 bars inside, so lots of body heat can make it toasty inside.”
94 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“The home of the Broncos! This massive stadium is just west of the city. It's a fun place to check out if you're a football game, and a great place to see a game if you can get your hands on a ticket!”
79 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“A Denver staple for sushi. Great place for a date night or special occasion, as prices are higher. ”
122 locals recommend