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Top Choice Park in Front Range

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is set between 400ft-high red sandstone rocks 15 miles southwest of Denver. Acoustics are so good many artists record live albums here. The 9000-seat theater offers stunning views and draws bi…
Top Choice Park in Boulder

Chautauqua Park

This historic landmark park is the gateway to Boulder’s most magnificent slab of open space adjoining the iconic Flatirons; its wide, lush lawn attracts picnicking families, sunbathers, Frisbee folk and students fro…
Top Choice Historic Building in Denver

Union Station

Gorgeously restored, historic Union Station is Denver's main transportation hub, used by RTD light-rail lines, commuter buses and Amtrak. But it's way more than that. Inside, the main hall doubles as a waiting area …
Top Choice Museum in Denver

Denver Art Museum

DAM is home to one of the largest Native American art collections in the USA, and puts on special multimedia exhibits that vary from treasures of British art to Star Wars costumes. The Western American Art section o…
Top Choice Modern American in Denver

Root Down

In a converted gas station, chef Justin Cucci has undertaken one of the city’s most ambitious culinary concepts, marrying sustainable ‘field-to-fork’ practices, high-concept culinary fusions and a low-impact, energy…
Top Choice Museum in Cody

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Do not miss Wyoming's most impressive (constructed) attraction. This sprawling complex of five museums, showcases everything western: from the spectacle of Buffalo Bill's world-famous Wild West shows, to galleries f…
Top Choice Sports & Outdoors in Denver

REI

The flagship store of this outdoor-equipment supersupplier is an essential stop if you are heading to the mountains or just cruising through Confluence. In addition to top gear for camping, cycling, climbing and ski…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Mesa Verde National Park

Cliff Palace

The only way to see the superb Cliff Palace is to take the hour-long ranger-led tour. The tour retraces the steps taken by the Ancestral Puebloans – visitors must climb down a stone stairway and four 10ft ladders. T…
Top Choice Brewery in Boulder

Mountain Sun

Boulder’s favorite brewery cheerfully serves a smorgasbord of fine brews and packs in everyone from yuppies to hippies. Best of all is its community atmosphere. The pub grub, especially the burgers and chili, is del…
Top Choice Buddhist Stupa in Red Feather Lakes

Great Stupa of Dharmakaya

The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya has an electrifying energy and is one of the most significant examples of Buddhist architecture in North America. It's really powerful coming here, and worth the extra miles to get down…