Colorado State Capitol
This wonderful sculpture by Donald Lipski sits outside the Denver Public Library, where it was installed in 1998 after spending a year...
Civic Center Park
In the shadow of the State Capitol's golden dome, this centrally located park hosts lounging drifters waiting for their bus connections,...
Denver Public Library
Hardly a dusty bibliotheca, the Denver Public Library is an active and hip place. In addition to its voluminous stacks, the library...
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Owner Louis Wolfe sunk his life savings into building a custom smoker near Capitol Hill and his hickory-smoked platters of ribs have...
Lonely Planet review
Sitting commandingly atop Capitol Hill, this stately neoclassical government building looks out across the grand Civic Center Park region. The ornate interior befits such a grand building; visitors can join free tours that depart every 45 minutes.
Construction began in the 1890s from locally quarried rose onyx (Beulah red marble) and in 1908, to celebrate the Colorado gold rush, the superb dome was covered in 200 ounces of gold leaf. In 1909 the 15th step on the western entrance was designated one mile above sea level. Subsequent measures inscribed this marker at the 17th step in 1969 and the 13th in 2003.