Top Choice Museum in Denver

Denver Art Museum

The DAM is home to one of the largest Native American art collections in the USA, and puts on special avant-garde multimedia exhibits. The Western American Art section of the permanent collection is justifiably famo…
Top Choice Park in Denver

Confluence Park

Where Cherry Creek and South Platte River meet is the nexus and plexus of Denver's sunshine-loving culture. It's a good place for an afternoon picnic, and there's a short white-water park for kayakers and tubers.
Museum in Denver

Black American West Museum & Heritage Center

This excellent museum is dedicated to ‘telling history how it was’. It provides an intriguing look at the contributions of African Americans (from cowboys to rodeo riders) during the pioneer era – according to museu…
Museum in Denver

Children’s Museum

If you’ve got kids, check out the Children’s Museum, full of excellent interactive exhibits. A particularly well-regarded section is the kid-sized grocery store, where your little consumerists can push a shopping ca…
Museum in Denver

History Colorado Center

Discover Colorado's frontier roots and high-tech modern triumphs at this sharp, smart and charming museum. There are plenty of interactive exhibits, including a Jules Verne-esque 'Time Machine' that you push across …
Gardens in Denver

Denver Botanic Gardens

If you’re hankering for greenery, this 23-acre expanse of Rocky Mountains shrubbery is the perfect place in which to hide from the hustle and bustle of the city. Local flora mixes it up with relatives from faraway c…
Museum in Denver

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is located on the eastern edge of City Park. This classic natural-science museum has excellent temporary exhibits, plus those cool panoramas we all loved as kids. The IMAX t…
Notable Building in Denver

Colorado State Capitol

Sitting commandingly atop Capitol Hill, this stately neoclassical government building looks out across the grand Civic Center Park. The ornate interior befits such a grand building, and visitors can join free tours …
Museum in Denver

Denver Firefighters Museum

Fire Station No 1 was built in 1909, and in 1978 it was turned into a museum that explores the history of firefighting in Denver. See the old steam equipment, slide down a pole and get kitted out in some firefightin…
Notable Building in Denver

United States Mint

The Denver Mint produces about 7.5 billion coins each year and offers free guided tours each weekday. A limited number of standby tickets are available at the door, but it’s best to book through the website.